SysAd – Database Admin – Sr.

We are seeking a Senior DBA to support the Air Force 26 NOS.

Responsibilities:Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work within data center operations supporting Windows servers, desktops, Linux systems and various application patching, software version updates, network and security configurations
  • Administer SQL (Structured Query Language) database instances or PostgreSQL to manage and interact with hosted software applications such as SharePoint sites, NetQoS, Cacti, SolarWinds, etc.
  • Provide database administration including design, install, configuration, upgrades, consolidation, monitoring, tuning, and maintenance; Manage database backup and recovery processes
  • Strong skills designing, developing and maintaining stored procedures, views, tables, T-SQL scripts, creating associated documentation; Perform data conversion and server migrations
  • Maintain detailed SQL server environment technical documentation and system security plans
  • Interact with Microsoft SQL database stored procedures, and desktop applications
  • Aide in effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, certificate management and maintenance of high availability production and disaster recovery (DR) sites
  • Responsible for database implementation, security, privileges and regular maintenance tasks
  • Build scripts automating daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly operations of database management
  • Detect, craft and sustain server Windows automation processes with PowerShell to improve or enhance day-to-day operations to create team efficiencies & reduce manual processes
  • Provide a periodic report of system status to include uptime, incidents, problems or open issues
  • Respond to system faults, analyzing and correcting applications or errors to reestablish service
  • Aid to identify technical environment issues and recommend solutions to mitigate problems
  • Perform analytical, technical and admin work using and installing new and existing physical or web-based database application systems in a smart card Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) environment
  • Proactively monitor and evaluate performance issues and requests for local and remote data centers
  • Mentor junior system administrators to impart knowledge, share methods and teach processes
  • Preferred exposure to virtualized server offerings, especially those based on VMware or Nutanix
  • Provide in depth systems analysis, system administration, security, compliance and maintenance
  • Able to audit, remediate, and maintain DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) checklist documentation on supported systems utilizing technical procedures, best practices, hardening guidance, vendor manuals, user guides and runbooks;
  • Experience in evaluating audit scan report data from ACAS Tenable.SC or Tenable Nessus Scanners; participate in the review and response phases of the Vulnerability Management (VM) life cycle
  • Aptitude to support provisional installation, configuration, operation and maintenance of server systems hardware (Dell PowerEdge, HPe ProLiant, etc.), and utilize related infrastructure devices such as KVMs, out-of-band management (OOBM) tools like integrated lights-out (ILO), iLO Amplifier, integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) or Open Managed Enterprise (OME) appliances
  • Develop and/or implement technical solutions based on defined mission scope and using approved software tools such as PuTTY, SecureCRT, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), NotePad++, etc.
  • Aptitude to test/interact with new software technologies in environment with 3rd party monitoring tools to track overall health and availability of apps: Splunk Enterprise, SolarWinds Orion platform, McAfee Endpoint Security Systems (ESS), Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM), WSUS, ForeScout, NAGIOS, Veritas NetBackup, etc.
  • Ensures networks receive periodic updates from AFCYBER-released software, patches, firmware, and upgrades via Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO), Time Compliance Network Orders (TCNO), Maintenance Tasking Order (MTO) and Notices to Airman (NOTAMs)
  • Assist AF Cyber personnel with Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) programs, cybersecurity toolsets, and Operation Order (OPORD)/Fragmentary Order (FRAGO) support
  • Candidate will report to the 26th NOS Systems Administration (SA) team leadership


  • Experience within DoD environment or enterprise data center desired
  • Experience with supporting database servers preferably VMware infrastructure, and/or backups
  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years of experience with database technologies
  • Prefer a minimum of 3+ years of experience with Windows server environment
  • Knowledge of network protocols and technologies: DHCP, ICMP, LDAPS, NetFlow, Polling, SCP, SMTP, SNMP, Syslog, TCP/IP, VLANs, WMI
  • Exposure to cluster management, high availability methodologies, load balancing traffic management technologies; virtualized environments such as VMware vSphere’s vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA), ESXi hosts, virtual machines (VMs), VMTools, Horizon View, and/or VM/Host distributed resource schedules (DRS) groups/rules
  • Support day-to-day technical communication systems, alerts and incident tickets queue in support of operations; Open/track change requests and interact with external customers or vendors
  • Experience with networking, desktops / laptops, middleware, client/server software, Office products, server operating systems, virtualization, managing data, applications, websites, or database supporting a multi-site, multi-domain Windows forest
  • Responsible for shared 24×7 coverage of the Windows physical and/or virtual support


  • Interact well with all levels of management across multiple teams consisting of Government civilians, contractors, and military personnel
  • Self-motivated self-starter, able to work autonomously and as part of a team, sharing knowledge to help others in a fast-paced cyber environment
  • Possess refined critical thinking skills and thrive in fast-paced multi-task environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to follow policies and procedures
  • Approach work tasks as diplomatic, adaptive to a dynamic environment, dependable and reliable
  • Aptitude to address negative situations and resolve them in a positive manner
  • Experience maintaining, overseeing and troubleshooting computers and related peripheral equipment performing preventative maintenance in accordance with department policies
  • Proactively stay current with the latest server infrastructure and storage technologies releases
  • Ability to lift, rack and provision government furnished equipment (GFE)


  • Technical degree, Associates or, Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems, S.T.E.M. or 2-4 years’ relevant experience in Information Technology preferably within system administration is acceptable
  • Required IA Certification: CompTIA Security+ CE or higher
  • Minimum one or more of the following technical CE/OS certifications:
  • Microsoft based certification (current):

Microsoft Certified: Azure* Data Fundamentals* (Database/DBA Role); | Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals; Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity FundamentalsMicrosoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator AssociateMicrosoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer AssociateMicrosoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate

  • Senior Level preferred: Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate -or- Administering Microsoft Azure SQL Solutions -or- Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate (Database/DBA Role); | Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator ExpertMicrosoft Certified: Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate;
  • Microsoft based certification (retired, will be considered): Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Database Fundamentals, Windows Operating System Fundamentals, Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals; or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL 2016 Database Administration, SQL Server 2012/2014; or Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Data Management and Analytics, Server Infrastructure
  • ITIL certification a plus

Clearance: Active DoD Secret required or ability to complete investigation process for interim with potential to upgrade to Top Secret clearance preferred

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