Sr Principal Database Administrator *-19029820

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

 Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide,

Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership

characteristics, and approach to innovation.


Apply the skills youve gained to succeed... The qualified applicant will collaborate with Northrop Grumman's onsite database administration support and services delivery team for our State of Alabama Location Enforcement Collection System (ALECS) where Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM). The ALECS system is the federally certified system used by the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) to locate absent parents, establish paternity/support, collect and disburse child support payments, enforce child support agreements, and review case situations.


Roles and Responsibilities:

The ability to work on a diverse team or with a diverse range of people as one of three onsite DB2 z/OS application DBAs

for the customer

Demonstrate proficiency with the DB2 Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)

Prepare for, participate in and provide a DB2 and application performance and tuning perspective from initial

development design through implementation

Use your experience with DB2 to address and resolve problems

Tune the SQL statements in application programs for assigned projects from initial design, development through


Logical & physical database design for projects

Database maintenance, on-call rotation, problem determination and resolution, database security. Candidate will be part

of a 24 hour on call support team and will need to work off hours on some weekends and holidays.

Evaluate new products and tools, test and implement new or upgraded software

Collaborate on annual ALECS Disaster Recovery exercises

Design, implement and support database and application backup and recovery solutions using IBM and BMC tools.

Upgrade and maintain DB2 and related 3rd party software at or above release levels of N-1

Adhere to all contract SLAs








Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Business Administration, Mathematics or related field with

6 years of experience.  An addition 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree requirement.

Minimum of 6 years of IT Mainframe experience

Minimum of 5 years of DB2 zOS mainframe DBA experience

Minimum 3 years of COBOL/DB2 mainframe application software development database administration support

Experience with DB2 Connect

BMC third party software experience (Catalog, Change, DASD, and Recovery Manager, Load, Unload, Copy, Recover,

SQL Explorer, Apptune, Logmaster)

Ability to troubleshoot mainframe and distributed processing problems in a DB2 Connect Enterprise server environment.

Ability to directly interfacing with clients from end users to project management, sensitive to clients needs, able to

develop warm client relationships

Ability to travel to annual off site disaster recovery exercise

Must be a US Citizen in order to obtain and maintain required security clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

1 year experience with Powerdesigner or other logical modeling tool

1 year experience with DB2 COBOL Stored Procedures

1 year State government customer DBA project experience

1 year Customer site DBA delivery experience

1 year 24 x 7 x 365 DBA on call support delivery

1 year SQL Server DBA experience

1 year with SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) or other ETL tool

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: 19029820

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  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.
Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position