Principal Database Engineer - TS/SCI/Poly-19019355

Location: Herndon
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Polygraph
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Northrop Grumman is seeking an experienced Database Administrator/Engineer to be a member of an application development and support program. The DBA/DBE will support the full lifecycle of software development on a program utilizing the agile software development methodology. The DBA/DBE will also support the migration of the applications to the cloud.

The Database Administrator/Engineer will perform the following:

Database schema creation, standardization and management

Translate a data model or logical database design into an actual physical database.

Database performance management and tuning and proactively monitoring the database

Oversee daily performance of database and identifying sources of performance problems in coordination with software architect and enterprise DBA.

Perform base-lining and forecasting database performance data and tuning database hardware/software configurations

Provide technical support in the evaluation of database object names, data elements, and other objects.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • TS/SCI with polygraph clearance required
  • Minimum Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline. Eight years of relevant work experience may substitute for a degree
  • Experience related to Oracle 11g or higher
  • Experience in writing SQL and PL/SQL procedures, packages and scripts

Preferred Qualifications: 
Experience conducting computer diagnostics to investigate, resolve problems and provide technical assistance and support
Experience with Postgres
Experience with Cloud
Certification in Oracle Database Administration
Experience with Oracle 12c Container and Pluggable databases
Experience in developing automated tasks to collect database metrics, assess data quality, and to perform database utility operations
Experience in using Oracle data pump import and export to populate development, test, training and V&V environments
Experience in management of user and application accounts and privileges to maintain least privilege best practices
Experience in providing remediation inputs to system accreditation process and applying changes as needed
Experience in database script deployment within an Agile software development environment
Involvement with full stack development a plus.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job ID: 19019355

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Polygraph Required