Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator Job at Peraton, Washington DC

  • Peraton
  • Washington DC

Job Description


Join our exceptional team at Peraton and bring your expertise as a SQL Database Engineer to contribute to a prestigious, worldwide national intelligence program. We are at the forefront of mission application design, development, engineering, and integration services for the U.S. Intelligence Community, and we're excited to welcome individuals like you who are ready to make a difference.

At Peraton, we are recognized leaders in Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Cloud Solutions, Operations, and Engineering. We are committed to protecting and advancing our nation's interests. Here's why you should consider joining us:

  1. Mission-Critical Work:

    • You'll be part of a team with over a decade of experience in developing and sustaining mission-critical applications that provide a crucial decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners, and policy makers.
  2. Impactful Role:

    • Your contributions will directly support our nation's security interests, including warfighters and interagency partners, as we defend America's national security.
  3. Professional Growth:

    • We invest in your growth and development, offering competitive compensation, challenging opportunities, and a clear path for career advancement.
  4. Family-Focused Benefits:

    • We care about you and your family, offering paid benefits that demonstrate our commitment to your well-being.

Position Description:

As a Microsoft SQL Server Database Engineer, you will be responsible for a range of exciting tasks:

  • Perform database administration activities, including the installation and maintenance of database management software, and the design and implementation of predictive analysis.

  • Configure, provision, operate, and administer database management systems and related software, as well as backend storage server and hardware platforms.

  • Design, install, monitor, maintain, and fine-tune production databases while ensuring high data availability.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of database policies and procedures to maintain data integrity and availability, including software updates.

  • Collaborate closely with the development, business, and operations teams to ensure the security and confidentiality of data.

  • Take ownership of the availability, reliability, and integrity of business data stored in production databases.

Additionally, please note that while you will be required to work full-time in a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility), we offer flexible working hours to accommodate your needs.

If you're up for a challenge, eager to advance your career, passionate about making a meaningful impact, and ready to support our country's defense and intelligence missions, we invite you to start a conversation with us. Join Peraton, where your skills will be valued and your contributions will have a lasting impact on national security.


Minimum of 8 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 6 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 3 years with PhD

Required Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI clearance adjudication ability to obtain SCI and pass a poly OR TS with SCI eligibility and current poly OR ability to pass a poly
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field of study applicable to the position with 8+ years of relevant experience. Additional 4 years experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • A minimum 8 years of experience with SQL Server database administration
  • Active Security+ (DoD 8570 Baseline certification for IAT Level 2)
  • Must be able to install, configure, and maintain database management systems according to the project requirements
  • Able to perform regular backups of all databases to ensure data integrity and availability
  • Able to implement and maintain database security measures, including user access control and encryption
  • Able to monitor database performance and optimize queries and indexes for improved efficiency
  • Able to handle database migrations and upgrades, ensuring minimal downtime and data loss; can troubleshoot and resolve database-related issues promptly to minimize disruptions
  • Requires good communication skills to collaborate with other teams, such as application developers and system administrators, to ensure seamless integration and performance 
  • Must have experience and knowledge in realm of DOD policies, best practices, and industry standards for database administration
  • Experience with implementation of Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Operating System Experience in upgrading major database instances
  • Ability to work closely with system admins and ISSO on application upgrades, documentation and STIG remediation

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to design, develop, and document technical solutions, standard operating procedures, and change requests.
  • Experience with capacity planning, utilization, and performance monitoring (Index, Table, Queries, and Stored procedures).
  • Familiar with writing SQL queries to generate system data reports, modify data as necessary, etc.
  • Experience in database design and development
  • Experience architecting, designing, developing, and managing databases using relational databases

Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Job Tags

Full time, Worldwide, Flexible hours,

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