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Database Administrator in Chantilly, VA at Unisys Federal Systems

Date Posted: 2/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are seeking motivated, career and customer oriented Database Administrators interested in joining our team in Chantilly, VA and exploring an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with technical and business level contacts both to gain understanding of the requirements and demonstrate the ability to meet those requirements
  • Work with the Technical team to ensure the associated hardware resource allocation to the databases
  • Proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime
  • Responsible for problem escalation to Development team and COTS Tech Support as appropriate
  • Responsible for improvement and maintenance of the databases/middleware to include rollout and upgrades/patches
  • Perform daily monitoring and maintenance of Databases and on call responsibilities.
  • Configuration and Change Management of database/middleware environments
  • Define and perform system backups and recovery procedures.
  • Monitor and test system performance and provide performance statistics and reports
  • Recommend and execute modifications to systems in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance
  • Develop and maintain systems documentation
  • Perform database/middleware capacity planning and trend analysis
  • Monitors Databases and middleware for optimal performance acting quickly to mitigate performance issues.
  • Troubleshoot ETL and data quality issues
  • Installation of application releases in production and non-production environments

General Skills:

  • Able to think logically and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Possess imaginative abstract reasoning
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Self-reliant and able to work independently
  • Capacity to gain a thorough knowledge of the relevant specialty area
  • Willing to continuously update personal IT skills and knowledge
  • Have a proven ability to manage client expectation and have the ability to ensure high satisfaction of the client.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including technical writing.

Technical Background:

  • 8 years of experience, of which at least five years must be specialized experience in administrating databases and data base operations.
  • MySQL, or Postgres Database practical experience required
  • Experience with Oracle or MS SQL a plus
  • Experience tuning database systems  including system configuration,  queries and indexes
  • Experience ensuring high-availability and performance of the databases
  • Strong working knowledge of Solaris, Linux  and Windows operating systems

Other Special Requirements:

  • Must be available during core business hours of 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM and also be able to provide support during evenings, weekends, and holidays as required to implement changes or fixes.
  • Candidate must be able to hold and maintain a NACI Minimum Background Investigation Public Trust clearance.
  • Candidates currently living in the DC Metropolitan Area are preferred
  • Requires 8 hour shift and on-call work - currently operating hours are Monday through Friday 6am-10pm and weekends from 8:30 am- 4:30pm


A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related scientific or technical discipline.

US citizenship is required. Candidate must be able to hold and maintain a NACI Minimum Background Investigation Public Trust clearance.

About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

We are always looking for team members that have what it takes to be mission critical. At Unisys Federal Systems, our team supports the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.

Our team members gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.