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Database Developer

Database Developer

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US-TX-San Antonio
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By Light is seeking a Database Developer 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 development, database high availability and clustering, enterprise server architecture, and software development life cycle, 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.


Development activities in support of client requests


  • Database requirements analysis
  • Data Modeling
  • Database development
  • Database scripts/package deployment
  • Database capacity analysis
  • Database/SQL performance assessment and tuning
  • Documentation


Database administration/architectural activities

  • Database clustering and configuration
  • Conduct database architecture assessment/review/design
  • 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 8-12 years related experience
  • Minimum five years of experience as a DBA/DB Developer with proven experience with enterprise level database development, installation, 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
  • Hands-on database development experience
  • Hands-on experience of physical/logical data modeling using TOAD data modeler or similar industry modeling tools
  • Ability to conduct performance monitoring and analysis via Operating System/DMS/tools

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