Principal Database Architect

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Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Services organization is seeking a Database Architect for its Redondo Beach, CA location. The selected candidate will be expected to design, model, document, and guide the logical and conceptual relationship of data and database changes for complex applications. He/she will analyze needs and requirements of existing and proposed systems, and develops technical, structural, and organizational specifications. Additionally, the DBA may create standards and/or do modeling to monitor and enhance capacity and performance.

The incumbent will provide Oracle and SQL Server database support on Windows and Linux/Unix environments for business application systems. This individual will also apply and develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

Primary duties include:

Perform database maintenance tasks to support application changes and ensure integrity and efficient performance of the databases. (Typical maintenance tasks include backup, recovery, migration, space management, structural changes, and performance tuning)
Participate in the research and resolution of database problems.
Research and install DBMS software packages.
Document and improve work processes.
Provide thorough coordination with customers, application developers, customers, and other IT groups.

Analytical tasks include but are not limited to:

Implement and maintain smooth operation and physical design of databases.
Conduct performance tuning of indexes and databases in general.
Review database design and integration of systems, provide backup recovery and make recommendation regarding enhancements and/or improvements.
Maintain security and integrity controls.
Formulate policies, procedures, and standards relating to database management, and monitor transaction activity and utilization.
Develop stored procedures and/or triggers

Basic Qualifications:

5 years of relevant IT experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years of relevant experience with a Master's degree
Proven experience as an Oracle and SQL Server Database Architect
Active DoD Secret Security Clearance with Background Investigation no older than 5 years is required

Preferred Qualifications:

SQL Server 2012 or higher
Oracle 12
7 years of relevant IT experience with a Bachelor's in Science degree
Security+ certification is a plus


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