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Database Administrator


Frederick, MD, US, 21703

Job ID: 104989


Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Additionally, the company builds power systems and electro-optical/infrared systems for a wide range of commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A.  For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

Job Summary

The Database Administrator will configure, manage, maintain, and tune in-house databases, overall server health. 

Job Responsibilities

•    Configure, manage, maintain, and tune in-house databases, overall server health 
•    Maintain business continuity and disaster recovery.
•    Ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security of databases. 
•    Participate in and support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with end-users and department managers
•    Support application development teams throughout project lifecycle
•    Provide guidance to less experienced personnel – Assist developers with query tuning and schema design.
•    Perform scheduled maintenance and process documentation.
•    Perform routine to moderately complex problem analysis and resolution design for systems and applications
•    Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
•    Maintain timely and accurate helpdesk records using the ticket management system
•    Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations 
•    Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments 
•    Protect organization's value by preserving the confidentiality of information
•    Willingness to work off hours

Job Responsibilities Part II

•    Manage and tune in-house computer and network systems to ensure high levels of availability and security of the supported business applications
•    Install, configure, monitor, administer and maintain servers 
•    Responsible for monitoring backup jobs, analyzing and correcting issues as identified, regularly reporting critical data metrics and issues to management and proactively maintaining the health and safety of the storage solutions
•    Analyze system, server, application, and network performance
•    Participate in and support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with end-users and department managers
•    Support application development teams throughout project lifecycle
•    Manage scalability, availability, and performance of servers and network devices.
•    Install patches and upgrades to server hardware, firmware, and/or software
•    Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services
•    Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports


•    Bachelor's degree in business administration, management information systems, mathematics, information technology, computer sciences, a related field, or equivalent experience
•    At least five (5) years of directly related experience in MS-SQL Server administration, as well as hosted operating systems administration.
•    Experience in current principles and practices of MS-SQL and Windows Server system administration
•    Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
•    Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a team-oriented environment
•    Ability to successfully interact with all levels of management, other IT professionals and end-users
•    Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
•    Is open and responsive to change and demonstrates a commitment to the process of continuous improvement by identifying and responding actively and with sensitivity to the needs of all customers
•    Proficient in data warehouse concepts and data movement.
Experience with the following systems is required:
Database Systems:
•    Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and higher.
Operating Systems:
•    Windows Server 2016, 2019 and newer.
•    Active Directory Administration.
Experience with the following is a plus:
•    Oracle
•    MongoDB
•    vSphere 6.7 and 7.x
•    vCenter 6.7 and 7.x
•    ESX 6.7 and 7.x
•    Microsoft Azure GCC-High (GovCloud)
•    Microsoft 365:
•    Outlook
•    TEAMS
•    SharePoint
•    OneDrive
•    Commvault
•    Zerto
•    Quest Spotlight for SQL
•    PowerShell
•    Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

The health and safety of our employees and their families remains a top priority at Leonardo DRS, and we continue to take action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  Subject to state-specific exemptions, newly hired employees are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date, unless a medical or religious accommodation or an exemption pursuant to applicable state law is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment. 

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC