Unisys Federal Systems

  • MariaDB DBA

    Job Locations US-VA-HERNDON
    Req ID
    Federal Systems
    Public Trust
    Travel Percentage
  • Summary / Description

    The candidate will work as a member of development team focused on MariaDB database administration (DBA). The candidate will design, install, implement, manage, and maintain MariaDB databases supporting enterprise modernization initiatives.


    • Install, configure, implement, and administrator MariaDB instances in clustered and non-clustered environments.
    • Conduct database capacity planning
    • Ensure performance, security and availability of databases.
    • Handle common database procedures, such as upgrade, backup, recovery, migration, etc.
    • Collaborate with technical and business teams to identify and document data model and application requirements
    • Collaborate and work with other platform/teams such Unix/Linux, Splunk, F5/Firewall, Amazon Cloud Migration for resource allocation, integration, and service consumption
    • Design and containerize MariaDB utilization Redhat Docker

    Required Skills:

    • Project/Development DBA experience with ability to work with Development team on DB architecture and design
    • Strong proficiency in MySQL database management in Linux
    • Strong Scripting skills – example Ansible
    • Strong command of structured query languages (T-SQL, ANSI-SQL)
    • Strong command administering database security, data recovery, performance monitoring and tuning
    • Proficient in writing and optimizing SQL statements
    • Experience with recent versions of MySQL
    • Experience with replication and cluster configuration in MySQL
    • Knowledge of MySQL’s underlying storage engines, such as InnoDB and MyISAM
    • Knowledge of de-facto standards and best practices in MySQL
    • Knowledge of MySQL features, such as its event scheduler, plugins etc.
    • Knowledge of limitations in MySQL and their workarounds in contrast to other popular relational databases
    • Ability to troubleshoot and debug complex technical problems
    • Ability to plan resource requirements from high level specifications
    • Familiarity with other databases such as Oracle, MS SQL Server, MongoDB, etc.

    Additional Good to have skills:

    • Experience with other DevOps or automation tools (GIT/SVN, Jenkins, etc.)
    • Previous programming experience
    • Experience with web services and integration development
    • Agile software development experience preferable Scrum
    • Experience with data-centric cloud services (Azure or AWS)
    • Containerization utilizing Docker
    • Concept of Identity and Access Management



    • 5-10 years of related work experience
    • US citizenship, need to be able to pass the US government clearance process


    • Herndon VA

    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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