Sr. Database Management Specialist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington DC
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(12/1/2022 4:50 PM)
Location : Location
US-DC-Washington DC
Potential for Remote
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is looking for an experienced Database Administrator to join our System Integration Team integrating Increment II of the US Army's Integrated Personnel and Pay System (IPPS-A). You will support the IPPS-A Infrastructure team to support activities of multiple teams including development, test, data, reporting, sustainment and operations. Activities including but not limited to database and schema creation, user/role security, table maintenance, data migration, performance tuning, and database refreshes. You will also be responsible for general Oracle database support activities will include database sizing, cloning, testing, debugging, replication, backups, restores, disaster recovery, and ongoing support to include status checks and critical patch updates.


  • Developing, documenting, and maintaining the technical and conceptual specifications in support of the overall program database designs
  • Supporting the design, development and ongoing operations of the IPPS-A database applications, tools, and environments
  • Supporting the development, testing and CM teams for Functional/Security and Performance Testing, code packaging and code migration to various Test and Production environments
  • Working closely with other DBAs, application administrators, developers, and testers to improve system performance, data quality, define requirements and develop solutions to complex problems
  • Working to identify, prioritize, and execute tasks to meet program goals and deliverable objectives
  • Provide rotational on-call, 24/7 support for production environments


  • BA/BS degree and 7-10 years of related experience
  • Must have a current DOD 8570.01-M IAT Level II - Security+ (minimum)
  • 5+ years hands-on experience as an Oracle DBA
  • Proven experience installing, configuring, tuning, patching, and upgrading Oracle 11g/12c/19c on Solaris & Linux
  • 2+ years’ experience working as a DBA in support of PeopleSoft
  • Solid understanding of Oracle database, Exadata, Solaris and Linux
  • Current and active DoD Secret clearance; SSBI preferred


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience implementing and supporting Database Vault, Golden Gate, Audit Vault
  • Experience working in support of PeopleSoft ERP
  • Experience with volatile storage and recovery techniques
  • Experience with ZFS helpful
  • Experience with Oracle Superclusters
  • Experience working in DISA and working within the DISA DECC environment
  • Experience with DOD STIG application
  • Experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) 19c and Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) and have Unix shell scripting, SQL Scripting and PL/SQL experience
  • Knowledge of Oracle advanced security concepts
  • Minimum of 2 years of Oracle SQL or PL/SQL development experience
  • Experience with High-Availability and Disaster Recovery architecture and configuration
  • Experience supporting reporting and other business processes using high-volume data sources across SDLC environments (Dev, Test, UAT, Prod)
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a strong focus on customer service and solution ownership
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and is successful when working in Integrated Product Teams
  • Ability to manage time, meet deadlines and coordinate multiple, dynamic, and competing priorities
  • Proven mastery of troubleshooting techniques and the ability to solve problems quickly
  • Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professional

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment
  • Fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • May require periods of non-traditional working hours including consecutive nights or weekends (if applicable)

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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