Sotera Defense Solutions

Database Administrator

US-Washington DC
2 months ago
Information Technology
Top Secret


Sotera Defense Solutions is seeking a Database Administrator with a passion for data and best practices to administer the database environment and to ensure on-going functionality and efficiency of the database in support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Be part of a team that provides state-of-the-art IT engineering and services in database administration, system administration, network engineering, cloud architecture, applications monitoring, software and hardware management, customer service desk operations providing as many as three tiers of service, and user training for the FBI.  


 The Database Administrator will perform tasks such as, but not limited to the following: 

  • Provide Oracle Database installation, configuration and technical support
  • Coordinate and Support Oracle database and application upgrades and patches
  • Plan, coordinate, design, develop, test and implement Oracle Server database backup and disaster recovery routine
  • Create and Maintain Oracle Server physical database structures based on logical design specifications provided by the application developer
  • Provide technical and functional analysis in the Oracle Server environments
  • Conduct a thorough analysis of operational, technical and systemic requirements for any required modification to maintain the Oracle database
  • In collaboration with application developers, plan, coordinate, design, develop, test and execute data migrations from Oracle database
  • Perform modifications to Oracle environments to support changes to the applications, reporting requirements and user requests
  • Develop Oracle databases to support new or current applications, ensuring physical or virtual database configuration and storage needs are met
  • Ensure compliance with established FBI Oracle database standards and propose new/revised standards as necessary
  • Monitor existing Oracle databases database storage needs and perform fine tuning to ensure the databases are running efficiently
  • Provide support for data migrations from legacy systems into Oracle databases utilizing readily available tools such as Oracle SQLLDR



Job Requirements

  • Must be able to maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of database experience
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience with Oracle 12c, both single instance and Real Applications
  • Clusters (RAC) databases within a high availability environment
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience with Oracle Data Guard
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN)
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience with Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM)
  • Must have knowledge of MS SQL and noSQL databases
  • Must be able to perform database tuning for databases running on x86, x86-64 and Oracle architectures
  • Must have knowledge of different operating systems to include Linux, Windows and Solaris
  • Must have a minimum of five years of administration, implementation, and operations and maintenance of Oracle databases on virtualized servers and on non-virtualized servers
  • Must be able to provide a variety of hardware and software troubleshooting methods
  • Must have an understanding of DNS and IP addressing
  • Allocation and management of drive space on the servers
  • General knowledge of Security Technical Implementation Guidelines regarding security of databases

About The Organization

Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (Sotera) is an agile, mid-size national security technology company that delivers innovative systems, solutions and services in support of the critical missions of the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and federal law enforcement agencies charged with ensuring the safety and security of our nation. Our 1,200 employees are focused on delivering essential counterterrorism, cyber operations, intelligence, data analytics, C4ISR and force mobility solutions to our customers throughout the national security community.


Sotera Defense Solutions is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Sotera through its online applicant system, please contact Sotera’s recruiting team at  


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