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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Database Engineer (TS/SCI w/Polygraph) in Dulles, Virginia

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Are you interested in defining possible? Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an experienced Database Engineer to be a member of an application development and support program. The DBE will support the full lifecycle of software development on a program utilizing the agile software development methodology. The DBE will support the Operations and Maintenance of existing applications as well as support the migration of these applications to the cloud. This position will be based in Dulles, VA.


What basic qualifications you'll need to have to be considered:

  • An active TS/SCI with Polygraph

  • Bachelors' degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline and 9 years of relevant work experience. An additional 4 years required lieu of a degree.

  • Experience related to Oracle 11g or higher

  • Experience in Database schema creation, standardization and management

  • Ability to translate a data model or logical database design into an actual physical database.

  • Experience in database performance management and tuning and proactively monitoring the database

  • Experience overseeing daily performance of database and identifying sources of performance problems in coordination with software architect and enterprise DBA.

  • Experience base-lining and forecasting database performance data and tuning database hardware/software configurations

  • Experience providing technical support in the evaluation of database object names, data elements, and other objects

  • Experience in writing SQL and PL/SQL procedures, packages and scripts

  • Have good communication skills

  • Ability to formulate and articulate an approach to solve problems

  • Ability to work independently; is a self-starter

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience developing using Java or another coding language is a plus.

  • Experience with Postgres

  • Experience with Cloud

  • Certification in Oracle Database Administration

  • Prior development experience using Java or another coding language

  • Experience with Oracle 12c Container and Pluggable databases

  • Experience in developing automated tasks to collect database metrics, assess data quality, and to perform database utility operations

  • Experience in using Oracle data pump import and export to populate development, test, training and V&V environments

  • Experience in management of user and application accounts and privileges to maintain least privilege best practices

  • Experience in providing remediation inputs to system accreditation process and applying changes as needed

  • Experience in database script deployment within an Agile software development environment

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering