Senior Database Administrator, Manager (SQL/Oracle) - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first.  At ManTech International Corporation, you’ll help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Senior Database Administrator, Manager (SQL/Oracle) to join our team in Colorado Springs, CO or Annapolis, MD. On a rotating basis, this position requires 24 x 7 on-call support.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as a Senior Database Administrator directing team members to ensure all requirements are delivered in an efficient, highly productive manner on over 100 virtual and physical nodes; over 200 instances and countless Oracle and SQL Server databases
  • Provide the daily leadership, scheduling, and assurance that all routine and ad hoc project management/scheduling, system administration and IT infrastructure processes are handled to Government Program satisfaction for the Database Administrators 
  • Assists in coordination of all maintenance activities that may impact SQL Server or Oracle
  • Supply other managerial functions to team and with guidance from Operations Manager, such as performance reviews and metrics, coaching/consulting, personnel task assignment, in- and out- of cycle reporting and status of team’s activities and/or issues. Support and assure adherence to all corporate and client site policies.
  • Responsible for the security and management of Database systems in non-production and production environments across two physical locations
  • Solve complex integration and technical problems in a highly available, dynamic fast-paced enterprise environment
  • Provide technical support for the day-to-day SQL Server activities of the organization
  • Provide technical Support for chartered Projects, e.g. Security Remediation, Disaster Recovery
  • Recommend and Implement database changes to improve performance and security
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard databases
  • Research and create documentation for FISMA/STIG findings and waiver requests
  • Measure database performance, capacity and troubleshoot complex database issues
  • Configure and monitor interfaces with other systems
  • Configure and maintain system databases, user databases, server instances, schema, tables, views, functions, triggers and indexes
  • Configure and manage system and database user IDs and group permissions, database backups and recoveries
  • Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot peer-to-peer database replication and AlwaysOn Availability
  • Assist Windows System Administrators with basic Windows Failover Cluster configuration and management
  • Assist Windows System Administrators with basic Windows Disk Management
  • Create and update Configuration Item documentation, Standard Operating Procedures and Installation/Upgrade Guides
  • Work with other DBAs, Systems Administrators, Network Administrators, Storage Administrators, Enterprise Security Team, Backup Administrators, and application developers to resolve various system issues

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related scientific or technical discipline.
  • A minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant professional experience. An additional ten (10) years of relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Possess Microsoft's MTA, MCSA, or MCSE certification -OR- a SQL Server focused certification
  • Experience with enterprise-level SQL Server administration of replicated, highly available enterprise environment
  • Experience writing and debugging scripts in PowerShell
  • Experience installing, configuring, securing, and optimizing SQL Server Databases in a clustered, physical, and virtual environment
  • Experience with High Availability, Always On and Data Replication technologies as related to SQL Servers
  • Efficient at T-SQL and Batch scripting
  • A security focused mindset and experience with large-scale enterprise deployments of applications, patches, and security updates across a diverse multi customer environment
  • Ability to create and maintain documentation reflecting the current operational environment
  • Knowledge of basic Windows, Linux, Storage, Network and Backup concepts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with Spotlight, SolarWinds or some other type of SQL monitoring
  • Familiar with SQL database clustering in Windows environment
  • Familiar with SAN storage for SQL and Oracle databases
  • Familiar with Oracle Database configurations and management tools
  • Familiar with VMWare concepts
  • An ITIL Certification

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Must be an US citizen
  • An active DOD Secret clearance and the ability to obtain agency suitability

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to be in a stationary position more than 50% of the time
  • Must be able to communicate, converse, and exchange information with peers and senior personnel
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a computer
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers, management, and customers, which may involve delivering presentations. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.


For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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