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Database Developer

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Job ID: 2018762
Location: KANSAS CITY, MO, United States
Date Posted: Dec 17, 2020
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: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Database Developer who is committed to applying their education and vast experience to provide for natural resource conservation practices in support of an effort by Federal and State agencies, universities, and professional societies to deliver science-based information to landowners.  Our mission is to build the technology to help people understand, preserve, and increase the productivity of our natural resources, ensuring that all of us are able to enjoy the benefits of productive soil, clean air and water, and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment.  This team provides conservation services and data information to the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), a subsidiary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Database Developer will use their technical skills within a SQL Server and software development environment solving complex problems and researching solutions to technical challenges. The Database Developer will work with a project team to administer the database platform that includes size system hardware (physical and virtual), maintenance steps, and tuning/troubleshooting performance issues. Integrating the Database Developer into each team streamlines communications and reduces friction needed for data related changes. Essentially, the Database Developer delivers technical solutions and will support the enterprise platform and associated technologies that compliment and support NRCS initiatives and overall mission.

Job Duties:

  • Configuration, maintenance, and support of production databases in an enterprise operations environment
  • Enterprise Database administration including data backups and testing while working within a Microsoft SQL Server-based enterprise environment
  • Ensure Database Performance: Implement Best Practices and Compression/Scheduled Automated tasks for indexing
  • Maintain application data feeds
  • Configure and maintain multi-site data failover capabilities
  • Provide direction on data solutions, data integration points, and security
  • Provide guidance to the development teams on data related items in the applications and the rendering of data delivered through services
  • Capture, track and fix all existing database discrepancies identified by quality control checks, acceptance testing, and end users
  • Work side by side with the development team on scripts to move data through the pipeline


  • Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Engineering or relavant discipline (4 years of experience in lieu of degree)
  • 6+ years of experience working with Databases in an enterprise environment or a Master’s and 4+ years of experience
  • Functional knowledge and hands on experience in development language(s) such as python, JavaScript, Java, or .net.
  • Proficient knowledge of and ability to utilize Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or higher
  • MySQL Experience
  • Recent experience supporting live production databases
  • Strong functional knowledge of services and how data is passed through them


  • Experience supporting spatial databases (Microsoft/ESRI)
  • Experience working with SAFe / Agile software development teams


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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