Senior Database Analyst job in Springfield, VA | Blackspoke

Senior Database Analyst
BlackspokeSpringfield, VA6 days ago

Customer Description

Our customer is an Intelligence Agency (IA) delivering world-class geospatial intelligence providing a decisive advantage to policymakers, war-fighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. The customer enables all of these critical actions and shapes decisions impacting our world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). Our customer is a unique combination of intelligence and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate, and actionable GEOINT. This IA enables the U.S. intelligence community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the president’s national security priorities to protect the nation.

As such, our customer's Information Technology (IT) systems must be able to adapt quickly to changing requirements with zero downtime to protect our warfighters and any intelligence gathering missions set forth by the IC. The customer's vision of IT has gone beyond the local data center and has stretched itself into Cloud technologies to help reduce costs, create and consume commodity-like solutions, and enable quick deployment of key components so that success on a new-aged digital battlefield is not limited by technology.

Program Description

In 2017, our customer awarded an IT data center services contract to help unbind the vision of the agency with the speed and efficiency of Cloud Computing. The primary goal of the contract is to migrate and innovate outdated solutions with a "cloud-first" mindset which is where BlackSpoke, a trusted partner to our customer, has predominately excelled at within the IC. BlackSpoke is looking for a variety of solution innovators, software engineers, cloud engineers, cloud developers, cloud infrastructure engineers, ESX system engineers and IT Specialists that understand the foundation and principal of delivering excellence. As a BlackSpoke employee, your goal is to fulfill and drive the agency's IT mission of cloud-first by thinking outside of the normal parameters of day-to-day IT. This is your opportunity to join a company and make an everlasting impact on one of the most prized Government Agencies within the IC. Do you have what it takes - find out by joining us!

Team Description

The Content Sustainment Team is composed of highly talented architects, systems administrators, solution providers, engineers and project managers whose daily role is to maintain the integrity and performance of our customer's application services for both business and mission components while adhering to the operational tempo and security posture the agency requires. The team is innovative and is constantly looking for faster and smarter methods to advance the total product applications so the overall agency mission does not suffer. The team concentrates on a mixture of technologies to advance the mission including but not limited to: Virtualization, various advanced cloud-based technologies – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Dev-Ops, various Linux based & Windows based Systems, software based solutions, and high end product applications in order to maintain a cutting-edge. Specifically, this position supports the IA’s Foundational GEOINT Content Services team to provide quality cost effective solutions to the client. As part of this team, a Software Engineer’s expertise is needed to support a sophisticated enterprise cloud and hybrid cloud based environment, and to include an on-premises solutions. Are you up for the challenge?

Job Description

Responsible for designing, planning, implementing, and administering databases, including security, access, and documentation

Job Responsibilities:

  • The DBA will be responsible for designing, implementing, maintaining and testing of multiple databases for the project.

  • Perform daily administrative tasks, including backup/recovery, performance optimization, space management, DB health, monitoring event logs, and troubleshooting to maintain a databases in support of multiple teams and client needs.

  • Monitor database performance, implement changes, and apply patches, as needed

  • Writing automation to provision and manage PostgreSQL on Kubernetes

  • Actively contribute to Crunchy PostgreSQL Container-related Open Source Projects

  • Create and maintain SQL scripts for data extraction, migration and maintenance


  • TS/SCI Clearance

  • BA/BS

  • 5-8 years of related database analysis and/or administration experience.

Desired Core Skills:

  • Proficient in Linux, to include installation and daily use as a development environment

  • PostgreSQL or other similar database experience

  • Experience with Linux AND git

  • Desire to learn Golang, Cloud Foundry, and Kubernete

Blackspoke is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans or veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. If you need assistance applying outside of the online application, please contact [email protected] for more information.

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