SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

  • Database Engineer

    Job Location US-VA-McLean
    Job Type
    Immediate Hire
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. is seeking a highly-motivated team member to fill the role of Database Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The qualified applicant will become part of Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA’s customers. 


    As part of the modernization program, the senior database engineer will be responsible for the design, development, installation, and maintenance of database management systems to include data definition, data modeling, design and implementation, security, and monitoring.


    • Work with the system engineering team to understand customer business needs and priorities
    • Define system and technical requirements, including both functional and non-functional, to support database management system development within the SAFe Agile methodology
    • Develop conceptual, logical, and physical designs for database solutions
    • Develop and maintain database solutions for managing structured and unstructured data
    • Develop and maintain database solutions for data ingestion (batch and streaming)
    • Develop and maintain database scripts supporting ETL processes and functions
    • Monitor and tune database solutions for optimal performance
    • Develop and maintain secure database solutions that are compliant with DISA STIG and NIST specifications (security controls)
    • Develop automated tests that can be incorporated into CI/CD pipeline
    • Support CI/CD initiatives and utilize static code analyzers to ensure high quality source code
    • Author clear documentation for database solutions, including data dictionaries, data catalogs, and design artifacts
    • Integrate database solutions with the software applications and/or platforms
    • Support software testing activities, including IV&V, and provide timely software defect resolutions
    • Monitor production and non-production database solutions for performance and troubleshoot issues as required
    • Provide production and operational support, as needed, to ensure deployed database solutions meet functional and non-functional requirements
    • Develop and maintain backup/restore solutions to support production and non-production database solutions


    • Must have a current, active Secret (or higher) clearance
    • Experience in software development and maintenance projects with involvement in requirements management, technical design/development, and deployment steps within SDLC
    • Experience supporting database engineering activities for software projects specializing in development of enterprise web applications within a SAFe Agile environment
    • Experience designing database solutions using conceptual, logical, and physical diagrams.
    • Experience with developing database solutions involving storage of structured and unstructured data, data ingestion via batch and streaming, and ETL processes
    • Experience with developing relational database management systems (RDBMS) using Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, or Microsoft SQL Server)
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing


    Preferred Qualifications: 


    • Experience in enterprise software system modernization efforts
    • Experience in cloud-based environments including the development of database solutions that are based on a hybrid-cloud architecture
    • Experience developing database solutions for high volume, highly available, and secure software systems
    • Experience developing database solutions in a secure environment that are required to meet DISA STIG and NIST specifications (security controls)
    • Experience developing database solutions in an incremental manner using the SAFe Agile methodology


    SkyePoint Decisions is an established ISO 9000:2008 certified small business headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, with local offices across the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. SkyePoint Decisions has grown into a successful federal contractor by combining industry best practices with innovative solutions that consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. We understand and integrate our customer’s technology and mission requirements to successfully deliver high quality, cost effective services on time and on budget.


    SkyePoint Decisions empowers a secure dynamic workforce to complete any mission -- anytime, anywhere. It’s what we call Agency Anywhere®. SkyePoint Decisions delivers Agency Anywhere® by tightly integrating our technical competencies (cybersecurity, cloud services, remote access, collaboration, system & network optimization, device management and more) to provide our customer’s operating environments with the security, flexibility, availability, and operational continuity required to enable today’s on-the-go federal workforce to successfully and securely complete any mission – anytime, anywhere.


    SkyePoint Decisions is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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