Database Development and Management SME - 25983 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/25/2018

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Job Description


Position Summary

The Joint Training Data Services (JTDS) Senior Database Engineer provides design, development, and deployment of enterprise data services and training repositories to support Joint Training activities. Joint Training requires data to define the operational environment including terrain, geospatial, force structure, logistics, unit & platform characteristics, weapons and sensor parametrics, human geography, weather and bathymetry.

JTDS includes a web portal, the Order of Battle Service (OBS), Force Management Service (FMS), Terrain Generation Service (TGS), and associated data repository management functions. Provides technical expertise for database design, implementation, information storage and retrieval, data flow and analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities          

Establishes database management systems, standards, guidelines and quality assurance for database deliverables.

Responsible for developing a database structure that fits into the overall system and design ands guides program towards unified and efficient data strategy.

Recommends and evaluates updates and new software.

Translates sets of requirements and data into useable documents.

Documents and communicates database design.

Participates in quality assurance and develops test application code in client server environment.

Provides expertise in devising, negotiating and defending the tables and fields provided in the database.

Adapts business requirements, developed by modeling/development staff and systems engineers, and develops the data, database specifications, and table and element attributes for an application.

Helps to develop an understanding of client's original data and storage mechanisms.

Determines appropriateness of data for storage and optimum storage organization.

Determines how tables relate to each other and how fields interact within the tables for a relational model.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 5 to 7 years of directly related experience. 

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

     Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Knowledge of most industry standard data base software solutions and appropriateness and advantages of each in order to guide teams towards best solutions.

Knowledge of secure operating systems as well as data security.

Two years of professional experience in M&S system design is desired.

Two years of professional experience with development in a Linux/UNIX environment is desired. 

Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team environment is required. 

Military domain experience is a plus. 

On-site support required.  Interface with customers on a daily basis.

Shell scripting is a plus.

Security:  Must hold and maintain, at minimum, an Active Secret security clearance.



Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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