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Database Architect

Job ID: 2013087
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 11, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Database Admin
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Database Architect to join our team in Alexandria VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with SAIC and CBP.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop an understanding of the customer’s data environment through data profiling and statistical analyses

Execute complex SQL queries of large Oracle table(s) efficiently.  (Note:  Advanced command of SQL is important – beyond just simple PROC SQL commands in SAS to include perhaps something like Toad or Oracle SQL Developer.) 

Obtain, scrub, explore, model and interpret data currently stored in Oracle databases – using SQL and other data mining tools/techniques

Provide accuracy and biometric sample quality based on machine learning and statistical analyses 

Lead DBA for Amazon RDS/Cloud DB

Provide Cloud DB sizing recommendations

Provide data modeling including schemas, tables, indexing…etc

Create/manage DDL and DML for multiple databases

Work with DBA leads for other databases

Support developers with recommendations


Required Experience and Skills:

BS Degree in (Computer Science, Engineering, etc) and 9 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Solid AWS and Oracle DBA background to include; SQL, debugging, profiling and maintenance with a strong background in database statistics. 

Experience with developing predictive models on accuracy using large data sets for high transactional volume environment

Experience with evaluating and measuring performance of models

Should have a firm understanding of common statistical modeling and techniques (e.g., linear regression, logistic regression, decision trees, etc.).

Perform the above tasks using Python or R.

Possess the ability to perform with little direct supervision as a self-starter.

Demonstrate excellent troubleshooting skills.

Expertise in PL/SQL including optimization/permission

Ability to be a thought-leader in the area of analytics/data science with respect to entity resolution as it pertains to the customer’s mission.

Ability to generate written documentation of all work performed.

Have a customer-focused demeanor.

Have effective oral and written communication skills. 

Ability to understand and analyze data models – how the data is stored in relational databases

Ability to understand system integration aspects of integrating model input and output in transactional systems to help real time decision making

Good understanding software application architecture and develop integration approaches for predictive models

Prior experience in working in a mission oriented environment a plus

Experience with statistics, modeling and machine learning techniques a plus

Ability to work effectively within a team environment

Ability to work effectively in a high energy and a very rapid dynamic environment

Preferred Experiences and Skills:

Conceptual understanding of – and/or prior experiences related to – calculating FAR/FMR, FRR/FNMR, TAR, TNR and False Alarm Rate.

Conceptual understanding of – and/or prior experiences related to – data profiling, fuzzy matching, entity resolution, and signal detection theory (specifically with respect to SD theory:  designing and improving upon systems that monitor, minimize, and balance false positive and false negative outcomes). 

Conceptual understanding of – and/or prior experiences related to biometric performance using ROC, DET, CMC curves, Identification and detection rate curves and so forth. 

Conceptual understanding and knowledge of ISO/IEC 19795-1:2006 (or ISO/IEC NP 19795-1).


Customer Requirements: 

Clearance - Must be able to obtain a CBP BI Public Trust before starting work.

Citizenship - Must be a U.S. Citizen

LOCATION: Kingstowne, VA (Alexandria)


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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