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PostgreSQL Database Administrator


Database Administrator


Ashburn, Virginia, United States


The National Security Sector within Leidos is seeking a PostgreSQL DBA with strong systems, software, cloud, and Agile experience to support the Passenger Systems Program Directorate (PSPD) within Customs and Border Protection (CBP). PSPD supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and CBP critical missions, specifically screening and processing travelers at the ports of entry (POEs) into the United States.

In this hands-on position, you will work collaboratively to architect, design, build, deliver, and enhance highly available, scalable, real time systems. You will exercise your judgment in determining and recommending the best designs based on customer business objectives, timelines and other resource constraints. You will participate in and/or direct major deliverable of projects through all aspects of the software development life cycle including scope and work estimation, architecture and design, coding and unit and integration testing.

**This position REQUIRES the candidate to be in Ashburn, VA, 2 times a week**

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and support ability and effectiveness analyzes.

  • Designs and implements database schemas and structures according to project requirements.

  • Develops and maintains documentation for database environments, including data standards and procedures.

  • Plans for storage requirements and database growth, and scale infrastructure as needed.

  • Collaborates with developers to optimize queries, stored procedures, and database design for applications.

  • Must be a self-starter, strong leader, and have the ability to work independently with little supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years DBA experience with PostgreSQL database and PL/pgSQL

  • Migration of Oracle to PostgreSQL

  • Experience with AWS RDS Aurora PostgreSQL

  • BS/BA degree and 8+ years of prior relevant DBA experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant DBA experience; OR 4 years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • U.S. Citizen.

  • Must be able to maintain and obtain a CBP Background Investigation prior to start

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with CBP

  • Java Experience

  • Experience with other AWS data related services

  • Experience with any of the following: Struts, Hibernate, Java, JSF, Swing, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Angular.

  • Experience with CI/CD, SecDevOps, Git source code repository (GitLab, GitHub)

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.