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Linux Systems Administrator/DBA



Virginia, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Job Description



Make a difference for national security by joining a team of dedicated IT professionals who will sustain, modernize and transform the enterprise IT capabilities for the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).  The National Security & Space Sector of SAIC is seeking a Database Admin Principal to support a transformational infrastructure program for DCSA. 

SAIC is proud to be supporting DCSA in safeguarding our nation’s information. DCSA is the designated oversight authority on the accreditation of classified facilities, information systems, and the insider threat program. This involves security oversight of more than 10,000 companies and approximately 13,000 facilities involved in classified work throughout the DoD and 31 Federal agencies. 

Specifically on the DCSA One IT program, SAIC will provide an enterprise IT solution that delivers highly secured and adaptable IT infrastructure, provides customer support, and cutting-edge technologies that support operations and advance the DCSA mission under a single IT environment (i.e., One IT).

Job Description  

  • Provides systems administration and database management services to support application development and change activities as part of the overall customer's efforts, IAW with customer and DoD policies and procedures and commonly utilized industry best practices. 
  • Executes the design, development, management, enhancement, optimization, configuration, troubleshooting, testing, and sustainment of data, databases, clusters, and replications for pre-production, productions, and backup.
  • Provisions, modifies and manages data and schema, cloning and backup, troubleshooting, account management, enhancement, optimization, and decommissioning. 
  • Administers databases and incorporates changes to the supporting data models, schema, middleware, data dictionary, presentation and related support software in both development and production environments.
  • Performs schema changes and conversions of the production database during application upgrades and new version releases.  Performs complete testing for movement from development to production.
  • Creates and executes backup and recovery capabilities, as well as disaster recovery/business continuity plans for development and production database environments.
  • Provides continuous improvement to databases, including integrating information to facilitate data sharing across applications.  Recommends and implements emerging database technologies.
  • From a database perspective, supports NISS application platform assessments and courses of action for reporting and metric capabilities and subsequently supports configuring and deploying the capabilities.
  • Keeps database environments current through implementation of emerging technologies and performing patches and software upgrades.
  • Remains abreast of, implements, and executes processes for complying with Government data and security standards, including current records management policy for retention or archiving of data.
  • Ensures all database instances have required security controls applied in accordance with customer policies (e.g., access controls, STIGs, version updates).
  • Selects, maintains, and operates database management tools.
  • Reviews, tests and recommends database software upgrades, as well as ensures database vendor license agreement compliance.
  • Provides scripting to support database content and reporting. monitors, collects, analyzes, and reports database metrics.
  • Tracks projects, control code for database scripts, database creation, stored procedures, triggers, functions, and deployments.
  • Supports risk management and Risk Register establishment and maintenance from a database perspective.
  • Performs daily database operations checks and status reports. 
  • Develops data dictionaries with meta-data mapping (schema) and contributes to other lifecycle development documentation, as well as issue impact analysis reports and accreditation and RMP documentation.
  • Trains users and other administrators, as necessary, and contributes to database administration related knowledge articles for inclusion in the knowledgebase.  


  • BA/BS with nine (9) years of experience in systems administration and database management.
  • Linux administration and MySQL database experience 
  • Active DOD Secret 
  • IAT II certification


Target salary range: $125,001 - $135,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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