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Senior SQL Database Engineer

Job ID: 2218510
Location: REMOTE WORK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Database Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced Senior SQL Server Database Engineer/Administrator who can enable the technical solution, development / implementation, and operational administration of on-premises and Cloud-based database solutions, including homogenous and heterogeneous database migration from on-prem to cloud. As a Database Engineer/ Administrator, you will ensure successful operational outcomes are defined and executed throughout the life cycle of numerous applications, services, and teams dependent on SQL and Cloud-based database systems. This is a remote position that can be based anywhere in the US. 

The ideal candidate can leverage Agile methods to participate in numerous teams to incorporate and enhance Operational outcomes for services and applications being implemented on or migrated to Azure and other cloud platforms (including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS).  Leveraging classic DBA experience and Operational discipline, you will provide the necessary technical expertise to ensure performance, capacity, and uptime objectives are consistent across self-governing Application and Product Teams in various stages of Cloud and DevSecOps maturity, enabling consistent results against critical business objectives.


  • Provide Database solution design, development, testing, and production deployment.
  • Design, develop, build, analyze, evaluate, and install database management systems.
  • Performs common database administration/maintenance tasks such as security patches, backups/restores, performance tuning, account management, audits, and monitor logs and alerts.
  • Develop, implement, and optimize stored procedures/functions.
  • Perform system upgrades and improvements including hardware updates, server configuration changes, monitoring database resources, I/O distribution.
  • Evaluate migration tasks and apply our best practice Data Migration process to plan and execute database migrations to cloud.
  • Support databases in cloud; both cloud provider managed and self-managed.
  • Analyze alternative methods to select appropriate cloud/database technologies or enhancements to support high performance and highly available database infrastructure.
  • Develop proof of concept to evaluate new architecture/technology for Database systems.
  • Capacity planning, evaluate technology components, such as software, hardware, and networking capabilities, for database management systems and application databases.
  • Work with IT and Product team leads and customers to ensure their business needs are met.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, IT or related field with 5+ years of experience, Master's Degree and 3+ years of experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 5+ years of IT experience with 1+ years working with Cloud technology.
  • 5+ years of experience designing, developing, and managing enterprise-level databases using relational databases.
  • Must have experience in Microsoft SQL 2012 to 2019 - installations, upgrades and security patches.
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Transact-SQL (or ‘TSQL’) language.
  • Must have proven experience in SQL mirroring and AlwaysOn.
  • Experience working in Microsoft Active Directory environments.
  • Experience working with Kerberos in a Windows Active Directory environment.
  • Strong knowledge of overall database architecture and information life-cycle.
  • Should be able to clone databases, conduct database refreshes, backups and recovery using SSMS or equivalent technologies.
  • Must understand SQL Server database architecture both on-prem and in Cloud platforms including Azure.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address mission critical production database issues and perform preventative diagnostics/tuning.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills with ability to operate in a lean, fast-paced organization.
  • Considerable knowledge of different database management systems, query tools, data schemas, and distributed systems, relational databases.
  • Understanding of Disaster Recovery tools, concepts, and features.
  • US Citizenship Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications and/or experience in Microsoft Azure, PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL.
  • Experience with Azure Data Migration Services and Concepts.
  • Experience with Public and Government Cloud Migrations and Transformations.
  • Knowledge of diverse structure (database) and unstructured data technologies.
  • Technical understanding of the architecture, and services being used in Azure and AWS clouds.
  • Familiarity with Pipeline-driven DB provisioning, Schema Management, or IaaC Pipelines a plus.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.
  • High level of RDBMS skills.
  • Experience with Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) processes and Integration Services.
  • Experience with SOX control, database auditing and compliance.

Target salary range: $95,001 - $105,000. 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.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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