Abacus Technology

  • Database Administrator

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/13/2018 10:39 AM)
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  • Overview

    Abacus Technology is seeking a Database Administrator to setup database systems and use database software to store, manage, and organize information.  This is a full-time position at NASA Headquarters and local offsite facilities.


    Identify customer and user needs to create and administer databases.  Design, organize, implement, and maintain the development of databases.  Define physical structure, functional capabilities and standards.  Conduct performance tuning of indexes and databases in general and ensure that the database operates efficiently and without error.  Review database design and integration of system databases, provide backup recovery, including disaster recovery.  Make and test modifications to the database structure when needed and update permissions.  Merge old databases into new ones and backup and restore data to prevent data loss.  Maintain current awareness and reports on emerging database management concepts, functionality, capabilities and makes recommendations regarding enhancements and/or improvements.  Formulates policies, procedures, and standards relating to database management, security, integrity controls, accessing, modification and monitors transaction activity and utilization.  Develop stored procedures and/or triggers.


    Positions available at multiple experience levels including entry (0-2 years), intermediate (2-5 years), senior (5-11 years), specialist (11-16 years), and senior specialist (16+years).  Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s or graduate degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience.  Must have or be willing to attend training in the following areas: CMMI; cybersecurity and sensitive unclassified information awareness; IT security awareness; and NASA elevate privileges.  Experience with database development, management, and security.  Knowledge of performance tuning, optimizing, table structures, and queries.  At the specialist and senior specialist levels, must be able to develop and manage complex solutions with minimal supervision or guidance and handle a wide degree of latitude.  At the specialist level, capable of acting as a technical resource for management and representing the organization on major matters concerning database administration.  At the senior specialist level, able to serve as the organization spokesperson on advanced database projects and act as an advisor to management and customers on advanced database research studies and applications.  Solid communication skills are critical.  Must be a US citizen and hold an active Secret clearance.


    Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.




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