Principal Database Engineer
Northrop Grumman 1,906 reviews - Annapolis Junction, MD

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Information Systems



United States-Maryland-Annapolis Junction

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1st Shift


Northrop Grumman Information Systems is seeking a Principal Database Engineer to join our team of talented and diverse individuals. This position will be located in the Annapolis Junction, MD area.

The Principal Database Engineer designs, develops, builds, analyzes, evaluates and installs database management systems to include database modeling and design, relational database architecture, 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. Prepares system requirements, source analysis and process analyses and design throughout the database implementation.


Basic Qualifications:
Shall have a minimum twelve (14) years experience in designing and developing relational database software and experience with one or more relational database products, e.g. SQL Server, ORACLE, MySQL, etc.

Shall have five (5) years experience within the last six (6) years: developing and implementing physical and logical data models, developing and maintaining databases with a database procedural language, performing as a database development lead or top level database contributor on a mission critical 24 by 7 SIGINT production system, and performing in one of the following environments: Windows .NET, Solaris, or Linux.

Shall have experience in database architecture, database capacity planning, database availability, backup and recovery, performance analysis, troubleshooting and tuning, and availability, backup and recovery.

Shall have experience in evaluating project needs, determining tasks and durations and allocating resources and providing guidance and direction of database administrators.

Shall have four (4) years experience in evaluating project needs, determining tasks and durations, allocating resources, generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budgets, and schedules on NSA projects.

Shall have a minimum six (6) years demonstrated experience out of the most recent eight (8) years developing production software for one of the following environments: Windows .NET, Solaris, or Linux.

Shall have experience in documenting database processes.

Shall have at least five (5) years experience with Real Application Clusters (RAC).

Shall have an understanding of various OS platforms and programming language.

Shall have six (6) years experience in developing system performance, availability, scalability, manageability, and security requirements for mid-to-large-scale systems/programs.

Bachelor's Degree.

Current TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Oracle Streams.

Experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM).

Experience with Oracle Application Express (APEX).

Experience with Oracle 10g/11g release upgrades and patcheson development, test, and production environments as well as familiarity with the Agency's IAVAs process, tool, and reporting.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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