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Database Developer


Database Developer


Remote, Virginia, United States


Are you ready for a rewarding career challenge?

Unleash your potential at Leidos, where we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos is seeking a Database Developer to support the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). This is an exciting opportunity to apply your experience to support our customer’s mission.

This position is a senior member of the Leidos - Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) Information Technology & Communications (IT&C) Data Systems team responsible for installing and maintaining an efficient working environment for a complex network of core production servers contributing to the USAP mission and objectives. The position may have the opportunity to deploy, on a temporary assignment, to Antarctica as determined by management.

Must obtain a Public Trust security clearance prior to start date. This process could take up to 4 months.

The expected salary range for this role is $135,000 - $145,000 annually.

About the Antarctic Support Contract:

Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos supports the NSF’s Office of Polar Program’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics by aligning with their Mission and Vision Statements:

  • Vision: Expanding our scientific reach in Antarctica through increased operational and logistical effectiveness.

  • Mission: To provide the operational and logistical platform necessary for the U.S. to conduct world-class science in Antarctica and maintain its active and influential presence on the continent.

Leidos ASC provides science and logistics support for approximately 150 science and technical events across three geographically remote research stations; McMurdo Station, Palmer Station, and South Pole Station and several deep field sites across Antarctica. Each station or field site supports world class research across multiple science disciplines. The planning and implementation of science support requirements in Antarctica is a critical part of our mission.

To learn more about the Leidos Antarctic Support contract, click here.

Are you ready to join a team dedicated to a mission? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

The Challenge:

  • Develop and maintain application interfaces (APIs) between core business applications.

  • Write and optimize in-application SQL statements.

  • Develop data-driven workflows to automate business requirements.

  • Lead common database procedures such as upgrades, backups, recoveries, and migrations.

  • Profile server resource usage; optimize and adjust as necessary.

  • Reverse engineer database models of COTS packages.

  • Work collaboratively with program management and administrative departments to comprehend processes and needs for reporting efforts.

  • Assist with researching, testing, and deployment of reporting-based projects.

What Sets You Apart:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related field with emphasis in system administration and 8 years of prior relevant experience; additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Outstanding customer service and interaction skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

  • Demonstrated understanding of inter-dependencies and relationships from complex technical data sets and be a creative problem-solver with strong analytical skills.

  • Strong proficiency in SQL and its variation among common databases; must be able to optimize complex SQL statements.

  • Advanced knowledge of database design, design best practices, and troubleshooting common database issues.

  • Expertise in building data interfaces into external APIs, Active Directory, and SharePoint.

  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as GIT.

  • Expert knowledge of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and SQL Stored Procedures and functions.

  • Proficient in Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) methods especially importing Excel spreadsheets, XML and JSON data models.

  • Proficient in PowerShell scripting.

  • Proficient in web application development tools such as ColdFusion, ASP.Net, PHP, and Python.

  • Proficient in managing Microsoft Dynamics 365 on-premises installations.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Power Apps.

  • A demonstrated ability to be a team player and possess the willingness to lend a hand with any project; portray high level of initiative, drive, and dedication while working independently.

  • Strong documentation skills are required.

At Leidos, the opportunities are boundless. We inspire our staff with interesting assignments that allow them to thrive professionally and personally. For us, helping you grow your career is good business. We look forward to learning more about you – apply today!

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.