Unisys Federal Systems

Senior Database Administrator

Req ID
Federal Systems
Travel Percentage

Summary / Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Senior Database Administrator to join our team in the Washington, DC metro area to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.


In this role you will work with our client (Veterans Affairs) to deliver new software development projects in a Microsoft Platform Solution environment. Must have the ability to manage competing demands with professionalism and a positive attitude, to help us deliver great software products.


Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

A Senior Database Administrator can create, implement and manage expansive database administration programs. Has experience in reviewing database performance trends, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Works within and across practices and organizations to provide leading-edge technology or application solutions that result in profitable revenue growth for Unisys, where the focus is on development and delivery. Develops, implements and supports integrated solutions for client engagements. Demonstrates specialist knowledge in one or more products, application or technology and uses this knowledge to generate profitable revenue growth for Unisys. Takes responsibility for the complete integrity of a solution. Interfaces with the client's IT managers and users on technical issues. Constructs, installs, and implements products or complex technology or application solutions for a unit or organization. Provides maintenance and technical support on services/products solutions, utilizing current and emerging technologies. Applies industry or domain knowledge to deliver solution recommendations. Constructs solutions for integration projects that involve multiple systems. Integrates solutions from one or more areas of specialization into existing client environments. May provide sales and/or proposal support as requested, prepares packaged presentations, and conducts demonstrations. Identifies ways in which new products and/or modifications or enhancements to current products can be successfully implemented. Provides technical presentations to internal and external clients.

  • Work closely with technical and business level contacts both to gain understanding of the requirements and demonstrate the ability to meet those requirements
  • Worked within Agile environment supporting SCRUM, Sprints, and Kanban efforts.
  • Work with the Technical team to ensure the associated hardware resource allocation to the databases
  • Proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime
  • Responsible for problem escalation to Development team and COTS Tech Support as appropriate
  • Responsible for improvement and maintenance of the databases/middleware to include rollout and upgrades/patches
  • Perform daily monitoring and maintenance of Databases and on call responsibilities.
  • Configuration and Change Management of database/middleware environments, specifically in MS SQL Server (Oracle a plus)
  • Define and perform system backups and recovery procedures.
  • Monitor and test system performance and provide performance statistics and reports
  • Recommend and execute modifications to systems in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance
  • Develop and maintain systems documentation
  • Perform database/middleware capacity planning and trend analysis
  • Monitors Databases and middleware for optimal performance acting quickly to mitigate performance issues.
  • Troubleshoot ETL and data quality issues
  • Installation of application releases in production and non-production environments



Position Requirements:

US Citizenship Required

Must be able to obtain a VA Public Trust Clearance.

Prior financial industry experience Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience

8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education


About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.


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