Database Administrator

Location
California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 06, 2024
Posting live until
May 05, 2024
Ref
REF5450A

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$132,810.00 - $170,556.00 Annually for the SES.2 level

$159,330.00 - $204,636.00 Annually for the SES.3 level

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Database Administrator. You will install and administer databases such as MS SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL, as required to support enterprise applications across the Laboratory’s business services and programmatic missions. This position is in the Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS) Division in the Computing Directorate, supporting the LivIT Program.

This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Provide database administration support to our current suite of MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Mongo, Casandra, PostgreSQL, and DynamoDB databases.
  • Monitor the performance and take appropriate actions to ensure their availability and reliability.
  • Work with senior Database Administrators to learn and implement highly available database infrastructures required to support enterprise IT service delivery.
  • Leverage systems programming knowledge to automate and manage service orchestration, monitoring, configuration management, security, and patch management of infrastructures and services.
  • Collaborate with customers, IT managers, developers, team members, application administrators, systems administrators, and security administrators to jointly develop highly available infrastructures/services that meet business/programmatic needs.
  • Manage systems throughout their systems development lifecycle, including risk analysis, capacity planning, highly available systems architecture and design, development, quality assurance, documentation, standards enforcement, implementations, and upgrades.
  • Provide problem analysis and remediation support for database infrastructure environments in support of negotiated Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).
  • Analyze and remediate identified cyber security vulnerabilities across multiple database infrastructures and services to ensure our cyber posture meets Laboratory security policies and objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities at the SES.3 Level

  • Provide solutions to complex problems that require in-depth analysis of tangible and intangible factors and the creative use of established and/or innovative methods in architecting and designing database infrastructures and related services.
  • Leverage subject matter expertise in one or more database administration and engineering areas to support the development of advanced database architectures.
  • Leverage subject matter expertise in systems programming, automation and orchestration tooling to automate the creation, configuration, and management of complex systems, or complex service monitoring to ensure the resilience of our enterprise application suite.

Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Broad experience with administering database infrastructures, including implementation, monitoring, operational support, backup and recovery, security, and lifecycle management in support enterprise-level service delivery.
  • Applied experience with administration of databases like MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Mongo, Casandra, PostgreSQL, and DynamoDB databases.
  • Comprehensive experience collaborating with customers, IT managers, developers, application administrators, systems administrators, and security administrators to jointly create database infrastructures and services that meet Laboratory business requirements.
  • Proficient knowledge of UNIX and/or Windows O/S administration, security, and performance tuning.
  • Experience leveraging automation/orchestration tool suites to effectively and efficiently manage a portfolio of enterprise services.
  • Proficient communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise co-workers, management and/or external sponsors.

Additional Qualifications at the SES.3 Level

  • Advanced experience with systems programming to create, configure, monitor, and automate the management of database infrastructures required to maintain the requisite availability and security posture of deployed infrastructures and associated services.
  • Advanced ability to partner with customers, IT managers, developers, database administrators, systems administrators, and security administrators to jointly create complex web/application/cloud service/container/COTs infrastructures services that meet business requirements.
  • Advanced experience in data modeling, database architecture development, and/or database reliability engineering principles.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Management Information Systems.
  • Experience implementing and managing an enterprise commercial off the shelf application suite.
  • Experience working in a compliance-driven and secure environment.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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Position Information

This is a Flexible Term appointment, which is for a definite period not to exceed six years. If final candidate is a Career Indefinite employee, Career Indefinite status may be maintained (should funding allow).

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

How to identify fake job advertisements

Please be aware of recruitment scams where people or entities are misusing the name of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to post fake job advertisements. LLNL never extends an offer without a personal interview and will never charge a fee for joining our company. All current job openings are displayed on the Career Page under “Find Your Job” of our website. If you have encountered a job posting or have been approached with a job offer that you suspect may be fraudulent, we strongly recommend you do not respond.

To learn more about recruitment scams: https://www.llnl.gov/sites/www/files/2023-05/LLNL-Job-Fraud-Statement-Updated-4.26.23.pdf

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

 

 

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