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Principal Database Administrator / Sr. Principal Database Administrator

Northrop Grumman | Baltimore MD 21298 USA | Full Time | Posted: 03/20/2020

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Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.




Northrop Grumman is seeking a Database Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Baltimore, MD.
The candidate will be r esponsible for designing, developing, building, analyzing, installing, and maintenance of database management systems. Implements and maintains smooth operation and physical design of databases. Conducts performance tuning of indexes and databases in general. Reviews database design and integration of systems, provides backup recovery and makes recommendations regarding enhancements and/or improvements. Responsibilities include database modeling and design, metadata and repository creation and configuration management. Uses data mapping, data mining and data transformational analysis tools to design and develop databases. Determines data storage and optimum storage requirements, monitors database performance and takes corrective action to ensure optimal performance, and high availability of the database. Maintains security and integrity controls. Formulates policies, procedures, and standards relating to database management, and monitors transaction activity and utilization. May develop stored procedures and/or triggers. The Database Administrator works closely with System Development team to ensure that applications or tools are compatible and integrated with the applicable database system (Oracle, DB2, etc.). Experience working in an Agile environment.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards as applicable to RDBMS
  • Responsible for creating and implementing the physical design, development and maintenance of all of the databases
  • Work in an Agile environment.
  • Conducts capacity planning required to establish and maintain the databases
  • Full knowledge of industry practices, performance tuning, and optimization.
  • Independently demonstrates the skill and ability to perform fairly complex professional tasks while also to work in groups
  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems. May refer to established precedents and policies
  • Perform complex tasks and participates in determining objectives of assignment. Plan schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives
  • Ability to maintain security and integrity controls, maintain database objects under version control, etc.
  • Participate in the development of policies, procedures, and standards relating to database management, and monitors transaction activity and utilization.

Additional Responsibilities include:
  • Install server software
  • Configure database servers
  • Monitor and maintain system health and security
  • Design backup processes for server and associated data
  • Create accounts for all users and assign security levels
  • Establish a disaster recovery protocol
  • Provide end-to-end technical support and problem resolution
  • Schedule and perform regular server maintenance
  • Create database management procedures
  • Evaluate data analysis models and procedures
  • Participate in company's cross-training program


Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below. This requisition may be filled at either a Level 3 or a Level 4.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Database Administrator (level 3):
  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of experience or a Master's degree with 4 years of experience. An additional 4 years of experience can be substituted in lieu of a Bachelor's degree
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Expert knowledge of Relational Database Design, Development, Implementation, and Administration
  • Advanced knowledge of database structure and theory
  • Experience with MySQL and NoSQL
  • Basic understanding of disaster recovery and database backup procedures
  • Familiarity with reporting tools
  • Experience working with the full software development life cycle
  • A bility to work independently with minimal supervision and assistance
  • US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency (green card holder status) to obtain a US Public Trust clearance


Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Database Administrator (level 4):
  • Bachelor's degree with 10 years of experience or a Master's degree with 8 years of experience. An additional 4 years of experience can be substituted in lieu of a Bachelor's degree
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Expert knowledge of Relational Database Design, Development, Implementation, and Administration
  • Advanced knowledge of database structure and theory
  • Experience with MySQL and NoSQL
  • Basic understanding of disaster recovery and database backup procedures
  • Familiarity with reporting tools
  • Experience working with the full software development life cycle
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and assistance
  • US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency (green card holder status) to obtain a US Public Trust clearance


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field
  • Experience working with federal government agencies. Preferably the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills
  • Some familiarity with CMS Database Administration (DBA) (http://www.cms.gov/DBAdmin/01_Overview.asp), CMS Data Administration and Database Administration Standards and Guidelines
  • Familiarity with CMS Data Administration standards and guidelines.
  • PostgreSQL certification preferred


Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most position s.

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Location Baltimore, MD, 21298, United States
Categories Computer Software
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