Staff Database Administrator-11345 Huntsville, AL

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Staff Database Administrator- 11345 . This position will be located in Roy, UT or Huntsville, AL and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

This role will:

  • Foster a working environment which reinforces and drives accountability to fundamental Northrop Grumman Values focused on integrity, quality, shared success, and innovation.

  • Implement and optimize the computerized database systems that support the Company's or client's ability to function on a daily basis.

  • Implement and maintains smooth operation and physical design of databases.

  • Conduct performance tuning of indexes and databases in general.

  • Review database design and integration of systems, provides backup, recovery and makes recommendations regarding enhancements and/or improvements.

  • Maintain security and integrity controls.

  • Formulate policies, procedures, and standards relating to database management, and monitors transaction activity and utilization.

  • May develop stored procedures and/or triggers.

  • Administer a variety of database systems, such as Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle and other Database Management Systems (DBMS).

  • Develop and enforce database administration and user standards and procedures; audits, modifies, and amends data in systems using SQL commands.

  • Oversee the scheduling of database projects, database and transaction log backups, notifications, and database replication between multiple servers and remote sites.

  • Assist Software Engineers in the development and creation of SQL and Web-based databases and database systems.

  • Review technical designs, reports, documentation, and other materials produced by staff; researches and implements new database and online technology.

Position Benefits:

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Job Qualifications:

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with minimum 15+ years of database administration experience; Master's with minimum 13+ years of experience; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Experience with Agile principles to include Kanban, Scrum

  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Preferred degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

  • Proven experience with Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL database management systems

  • Strong critical thinking and logical reasoning skills with the ability to solve issues

  • Operates independently with limited supervision, and the ability to establish a solid working relationship with technical staff, peers, and customers

  • Strong understanding of Object Relational Mappers (ORM)

  • Ability to design and normalize database schemas

  • Basic understanding of code-first database migrations

  • Strong understanding of database / data replication in distributed networks/file systems

  • Experience in ETL, ELT, and Data Pipeline

Salary Range: $126,100 - $199,100

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

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.