Database Administration, Senior Associate

Bethesda, MD
Aug 07, 2021
Aug 24, 2021
Full Time
Clearance Required:

Public Trust

Education Required:


US Citizenship:


The MIL Corporation seeks a Database Administration, Senior Associate ( Oracle/MySQL Database Administrator) to support a Federal Government client at our Bethesda, MD location. The Oracle DBA will ensure the performance, availability and security of all Oracle and MySQL based systems.

  • Managing and supporting database platforms (Oracle primarily) on Linux and Windows, working closely with the vendors, external consultants, application support teams, technical support team, and other Oracle database administrators
  • Recognizing areas for improvement in the team; taking appropriate action to initiate changes
  • Installing, configuring, upgrading, and maintaining database instances; maintaining databases to include patching, backup and recovery, new release rollouts, and upgrades, and ensuring recovery from backup is setup to meet requirements
  • Implement and release database changes required for front-end applications
  • Ensure availability and performance of the databases
  • Recommending and implementing database security policies
  • Recommending and implementing database backup, recovery, and redundancy strategies
  • Proactively monitoring database systems, performance, capacity, and associated hardware to ensure secure services with minimum downtime and implementing automated monitoring to ensure proactive handing of issues
  • Working independently to perform database performance analysis, capacity planning, system sizing and ongoing maintenance
  • Following and recommending best practices
  • Providing usage trend analysis to management team regarding hardware/software resource management, and capacity planning
  • Collaborating with contract team and Federal customers to promote a positive, helpful, and inclusive environment
  • Manage tasks to meet customer SLAs and expectations, communicate issues and recommend remediation
  • Documentation
  • Performing other tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or Information Systems; candidates who possess a degree in another area will require additional experience supporting Oracle databases
  • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) certification
  • Hands on Oracle Database Administrator and management
  • Hands on MySQL Database Administrator and management
  • Demonstrated Linux and Windows operating system experience
  • Supported cloud-based database technologies such as Microsoft Azure or AWS, including but not limited to, MySQL.
  • Experience in backup and recovery especially the use of RMAN, and export/import required
  • Familiar with MySQL tools mysqldump and mysqlbinlog
  • Experience in using BASH shell and tools such as tar, gzip, and OpenSSL
  • Experience in Oracle Data Guard, Grid Control, GoldenGate, Multitenant, Apex, and Connection Manager
  • Experience in TDE (Transparent Data Encryption)
  • Experience in MySQL replication and encryption
  • Strong database troubleshooting and performance tuning skills, especially in Oracle
  • Experience in installing, upgrading, and configuring databases servers
  • Knowledge of cluster and VM environments
  • Strong understanding of DMZ

Desired Qualifications
  • Hands on Oracle Database Administrator with ten (10) or more years of working experience
  • Hands on MySQL Database Administrator with five (5) or more years of working experience
  • Experience in Microsoft SQL Server preferred
  • Strong SQL and PL/SQL skill. The skill in T-SQL

  • BA/BS
  • MS preferred


All applicants for this position must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance; please note that the clearance process takes into account financial background aspects.

Why MIL?

MIL is a dynamic workforce of industry professionals who deliver world-class solutions in cyber, engineering, financial management, and information technology - and we are looking for candidates like you. Whether you're fresh out of college or the military or well into your professional services career, MIL has great job opportunities that might be right for you.

Here at The MIL Corporation, we pride ourselves on the family-like environment instilled amongst our team. Our employees love working here, and it truly shows through our various recognitions & awards. Some of our most recent awards include:
  • 2020, 2019, 2018, & 2017 Top Workplaces Award, The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
  • 2020, 2017 Top Workplace Award, Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, and Charleston Business Magazine (South Carolina)
  • 2019 & 2018 Certified Great Workplace, Great Place to Work®
  • 2018 Fortune, Great Place to Work: Best Place to Work for Diversity
  • 2018, Above & Beyond Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Department of Defense

If your goal is to help the federal government deploy leading technologies, improve financial management, or defend the nation in cyberspace, The MIL Corporation welcomes you. Become a part of something greater, where you, the people, make the difference.

The MIL Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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