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Database Administrator

Company: Peraton
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Overview
Peraton is looking for a Database Administrator who will be responsible for the maintenance and configuration of multiple operational databases, as well as serve as the subject matter expert for database implementation as part of the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) project. The position is located at the NASA White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM.

Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA's orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.



Responsibilities
What you'll do...

  • Design, develop, program, install, test, document, implement, conduct research for and maintain computer database systems and utilities.
  • Analyze internal or external customer's needs and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.
  • Develop customized solution to customer/user problems.
  • Establish system parameters and formats, ensure hardware and software compatibility, and coordinate and/or modify user requirements in terms of existing and projected computer capacity and capabilities.
  • Revise existing systems and procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage. May include setting up user accounts, maintaining documentation and installing system-wide software and allocation of mass storage space.
  • Coordinate electronic office systems activities.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and monitors policies and standards for allocation and use.
  • Develop and maintain disaster recovery plan for area of responsibility.
  • Carries out responsibilities in compliance within established security guidelines.
    Additional skillsets and responsibilities:
    • Prior Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL), and MS Windows system administration experience not required, but is a strong plus.
    • Knowledge of distributed file systems and disk quota management
    • Experience with VMWare product suite not required but is a strong plus.
    • Experience with system event log configuration
    • Creation and publication of local operating procedures.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and provide deliverables by established deadlines.


      Qualifications
      You'd be a great fit if you have...
      • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in computer science, or other related science.
      • 3 years' experience Oracle database management
      • 3 years' experience MySQL database management.
      • 3 years' experience MS SQL Server database management
      • 3 years' experience PostgreSQL database management
        It'd be even better if you have...
        • A Security + certification.
        • Experience, or ability to learn in a large scale, dynamic environment requiring immediate problem response.
        • Experience in root cause analysis.
        • Experience in performing credentialed scans utilizing Tenable Nessus Pro Suite.
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
          What you'll get...
          • An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
          • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
          • Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
          • Company-paid infertility treatments
          • Cross-training and professional development opportunities
          • The ability to influence major initiatives.
            SECURITY CLEARANCE
            This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.



            About Peraton
            Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers - with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you'll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.



            EEO Statement
            We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.



Keywords: Peraton, Las Cruces , Database Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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