Database Administrator
Alion Science and Technology - Portsmouth, VA

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Works with customers to design data management, information life-cycle management, infrastructure design and security and data integrity controls.

Develops database documentation, procedures and policies. Works with the system administrator to manage user and application security levels for the database.

Supports applications development teams to ensure data designs will operate efficiently once implemented, including overall database design, helping developers tune queries, assigning proper indexes, and the creation of triggers and stored procedures.

Responsible for the overall configuration management of the database technologies, including initial database installations, upgrades to new product releases and the installation of service packs.

Monitors and analyzes database performance, producing reports and recommendations for improvements as needed.

Investigates database faults, diagnoses bugs, researches moderately complex problems with vendors and works to restore database function during outages.

Manages backup and recovery of the database, including establishing standards and schedules for database backups, developing recovery procedures for each database and ensuring that the backup schedules meet recovery requirements.

May also develop and manage data replication procedures and tools.

Responsible for storage management monitoring, planning for space requirements and adding new storage space as needed.

Conducts technical reviews of systems and databases to provide support to customers.


2 to 4 years experience supporting Oracle 9i or Oracle 10g in a GIS environment. Candidate should have excellent experience in developing stored procedures, performance tuning and RMAN. SECRET Clearance is required.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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