Jacobs Open Architecture System Administrator - Contingent in Langley, Virginia

Open Architecture System Administrator - Contingent


_We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening. We do not have assurance at this time that the position will be opened and when. This position is contingent upon contract award. \

  • An Active TS/SCI clearance is required\

Mission Statement

The 480th Intelligence Support Reconnaissance Wing (ISWR) leads the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-AF) efforts. The DCGS-AF is the Air Force’s primary intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) planning, collection, processing and exploitation, analysis and dissemination weapon system. The weapon system employs a global communications architecture that connects multiple intelligence platforms, DoD networks, and sensors. Personnel assigned to DCGS-AF produce actionable intelligence from data collected by a variety of sensors on the U-2, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and other ISR platforms across multiple security levels up to TOP SECRET/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).

Job Description

The Open Architecture System Administrator will maintain the health and usability of database components of the weapon system to ensure the databases are always available as required for mission execution perform maintenance and repair of databases and manages database services, such as data replication, Data Import/Export, Data Interfaces, and Data Standardization.

Shift work is required to support 24x7 operations. It is important to be available to work any shift/designated hours required to include nights, weekends and holidays. Shift differential will be paid.

Typical Duties

  • Supports planning, integration and sustainment actions for system upgrades, modification and future growth

  • Ensure maximum up time and optimal performance for databases through proactive monitoring

  • Conducts Database Security - Ensuring that only authorized users have access to the database and fortifying it against any external, unauthorized access

  • Provides Database Tuning - Tweaking any of several parameters to optimize performance, such as server memory allocation, file fragmentation and disk usage

  • Initiates Backup and Recovery - It is a DBA's role to ensure that the database has adequate backup and recovery procedures in place to recover from any accidental or deliberate loss of data

  • Producing Reports from Queries - DBAs are frequently called upon to generate reports by writing queries and producing reports

  • Supports Enterprise Help Desk, DOC, OAMC, site personnel and others as required


Required Education: None

Required Experience:

Years: 10

Description: Years: 10 years IT experience with five (5) years ISR related knowledge and experience.

Required Certification:

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated Working knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Windows, Oracle Solaris, VMware vSphere (Virtualization Management), EMC Isolon (Storage Management), EMC Data Domain (Storage Management) Software Version Control Center (SVCC) Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Oracle, MySQL, Other databases as required by DCGS mission applications

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Langley

Req ID: ATE0000O8