Polaris Alpha

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Database Administrator

Database Administrator

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Security Clearance 
Preferred Top Secret/SCI
Colorado Springs, CO

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In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
  • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
  • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Relocation may be considered

Benefits are subject to change

Job Description

Polaris Alpha (“Polaris”) provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. The Company has approximately 1,100 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, Annapolis Junction, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and Alexandria, VA as well as customer sites both domestically and internationally.

Our Colorado Springs location has emerged as a leader in the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) domain. From pure research to directly supporting space operations, our space programs are firmly focused on maintaining US space superiority through cutting-edge enterprise computing expertise and SSA domain knowledge; these allow ISS to architect robust solutions tailored to real-world operational requirements. This position will work within the Space Operations Department. Tasks will focus on the design, development, implementation, and administration of relational databases, including Oracle. These tasks support Space Command and Control.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to participate in the design and development of a real-world, cutting edge Space Situational Awareness system which is changing how the Space community is doing business. You will be involved in database design, implementation, test, and performance optimization across several programs.

Required Skills

Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical Discipline and 5-8 years of experience in database administration; eight years of additional experience, applicable training and/or certifications may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree.
Experience working with relational databases and SQL (Oracle)
Experience with both logical and physical data models
Experience with database design, performance tuning, and replication
Experience with Oracle database backup and recovery tools
Analyze database logs for performance enhancements
Conduct advanced troubleshooting of Performance Tuning, Stored Procedures, and Partitioning issues
Evaluate database changes for potential security and compliance issues
Strong analytical abilities and quantitative/problem solving skills
This position requires the selected candidate to hold an active Department of Defense security clearance which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.

Desired Skills

Experience working with Customers, System Administrators, Application Developers, and End Users to build complex data-intensive systems
Experience planning for future storage requirements for the database system
Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems
Experience with query optimization

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information or disability status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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