Database Administrator, Lead - 34327 in Hanover, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 12/1/2020

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    Hanover, MD
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Job Description

Alion is currently seeking a Database Administrator. The ideal candidate believes in exploring alternatives and quickly prototyping to validate hypothetical architectures or solutions. 

In this position, you will:

  • Participate in the customer requirement definition phase, provide design recommendations, and conduct the database application development
  • Evaluate design and implementation of existing database and application systems to ensure optimal efficiency and performance of deployed systems and participate in project test activities.
  • Work with the Project Manager and other team members to gather requirements and design and implement applications in alignment with project schedule. 
  • Identify data sources, construct data decomposition diagrams, provide data flow diagrams and document the process.  
  • Write code for database access, modifications and constructions including stored procedures. 
  • Incorporate best practices, standards and processes as well as draw on team expertise resources to provide timely, technically sound recommendations that meet customer requirements.

Education and Experience

Required Skills:

  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, or similar. 
  • At least 8-10 years of experience in database design, test, and operations.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • Experience with SQL databases (MySQL, SQL Server, PostresDB, MariaDB, Amazon Aurora)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Accumulo, Cassandra, Redis, Neo4J, Apache Elasticache, DynamoDB)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Experience with GPU optimized databases (OmniSciDB)
  • Data parsing/transforming techniques to include JSON, XML, CSV formats.
  • Knowledge of machine learning toolsets: Tensorflow, Keras, Caffe2, Apache MXNet.
  • Understanding of AGILE software development methodologies and use of standard software development tool suites. (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, Github Enterprise, etc.)


Security Clearance: None

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