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Chenega Corporation Database Administrator in Chantilly, Virginia


The NJVC Spatial Solutions team has an opening for an experienced Database Administrator to work on cloud-based systems with a mission operations team. The team is involved in operation and sustainment of multiple operational cloud deployed geospatial solutions. A successful candidate will have experience with administration, support, and maintenance of cloud-based databases/Amazon RDS instances.


  • Primary responsibilities will involve sustainment and management of multiple mission operational geodatabases of cloud-base systems.

  • Responding to DB incident reports (e.g., DB locks).

  • Performing DB checks.

  • Running DB queries.

  • Performing routing DB checks.

  • Analyzing future DB needs.

  • Working with users to implement data standards by creating and updating the data dictionary and automated data validation functions.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience OR

  • Master’s degree and 6+ years of prior relevant experience

  • Experience in AWS/cloud technologies

  • Extensive hands-on experience in all DBA tasks, like user management, backup and recovery, snapshot creation, and deletion

  • Experience in RDS and SQL technology

  • DOD 8570 certification (Security+ or equivalent or higher)

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • This position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and yet be effective within a team setting.

  • Must be capable of managing multiple efforts with time related constraints in a fast-paced contracting environment

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups and individuals.

  • Friendly presence, helpful attitude, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work well with others.

  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Office applications.

  • Experience working in a home office setting as well as the ability to train end users on frequently asked technical issues.

  • Ability to provide technical assistance and support over the phone with good phone skills and a professional demeanor.

  • Previous customer service experience strongly desired.

  • Good problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize a problem or situation and think abstractly to solve it.


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