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Database Administrator

Database Administrator

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US-TX-San Antonio
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By Light is seeking a Database Administrator to join our team. The selected candidate will become a member of the team dedicated to the migration and administration of existing virtual and physical server environments to a hosted cloud environment. The target applications and systems are a part of a large-scale enterprise-level environment that forms the core of several Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) critical applications and support systems. The selected candidate will have a strong background in database administration, database high availability and clustering, enterprise server architecture, virtualization and enterprise IT operations.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Database requirements analysis
  • Database scripts/package deployment
  • Database capacity analysis
  • Database/SQL performance assessment and tuning
  • Documentation
  • Database clustering and configuration
  • Perform database patching/upgrade
  • Perform database cloning/backup/recovery
  • Conduct data migration
  • Monitor database performance
  • Provide support to configuration/deployment management in deployment process
  • Provide technical input to management team during meetings

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems (or related field) or equivalent and 5-10 years related experience. Minimum five years of experience as a DBA with proven experience with enterprise level database administration.
  • Hands-on DBA experience within Windows and Linux environments
  • Hands-on experience with database replication/cloning
  • Hands-on experience with database migration
  • Hands-on experience with database patching/upgrade
  • Hands-on experience with database performance turning

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Prior experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs preferred

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Candidate must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining TS or High BI security clearance


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities