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Field Support Engineer/DBA

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The Defense and Intelligence Group of Leidos has an immediate opening for a Multifunctional Field Service Engineer (M-FSE) with database administration experience in Charlottesville, VA.  The Biometrics Automated Toolset – Army (BAT-A) is an established Identity Management and Collection solution that has led the effort to identify foes in the War on Terror. Leidos assists in this worldwide effort by aiding the US Military in the utilization of biometrics to positively identify individuals in a shifting world of identities. The BAT-A M-FSE supports the Warfighter by sustaining the BAT-A systems and databases.

Team Leidos has been providing world class development and field support to the BAT-A program since its inception in 2004. We have worked side-by-side with our DoD Partners to develop, deploy, maintain, train and operate the BAT-A wherever it has been deployed as a force multiplier in the critical war on terror mission. This four year program will provide operations, maintenance, software engineering services and hardware procurement services, and associated support for all devices associated with the BAT-A system. These services shall focus on supporting the Warfighter needs by sustaining adequate support functions.

The BAT-A M-FSE in Charlottesville provides support to deployed M-FSEs, users and operators by troubleshooting BAT-A technical and database issues; implements policies and procedures regarding how problems are identified, received, documented, distributed, and corrected; and ensures maximum issue resolutions in minimum time.

Primary Responsibilities

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•System start-up, initialization, and shut down

•Software patch implementation and testing and system maintenance checks and repairs

•Security checks of daily logs

•Daily operation of servers

•Transaction reconciliation

•Implementing system upgrades, including planning, scheduling, testing, and coordinating and managing system network availability.

•Implement IA patches, including QA and QC checks

•Administer database organizations, standards, controls, procedures, and documentation.

•Provide technical consulting in the definition, design, and creation of a database environment.

•Assist applications development staff and users on database solutions to business problems, data architectures, database management system facilities and capabilities, and the operation and tuning of databases.

•Implement and maintain databases with respect to access methods, access time, batch processes, device allocation, validation checks, organization, protection and security, documentation, and statistical methods. Includes maintenance of database dictionaries, and integration of systems through database design and implementation.

•Document JCL, shell scripts and batch processes.

•Ensure that documentation is complete and up-to-date.

•Manage and test backup and recovery plans.

•Monitor the replication schema.

•Develop and implement database monitoring tools.

•Troubleshoot, track, and monitor data flow.

•Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity, security and serving as the resident database expert for TBS users.

•Interact with customer in response to reported problems and defining requirements.

•Collaborate and coordinate with outside organizations periodically as necessary.

•Perform other IT project work as assigned on a “best effort” basis.

•Perform other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager.

External Referral Eligible


Basic Qualifications

•Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 4 years of experience managing systems, including servers.

•Microsoft SQL server administration experience with familiarity of MS SQL syntax.

•Ability to install and maintain MS SQL Server 2008R2.

•Experience with Windows Server 2012R2.

•Experience with and knowledge of advanced data mining techniques.

•Ability to create data maps and load data and databases onto servers.

•Experience with scripting for the purposes of data manipulation and automating redundant tasks.

•Proficient in the use of PC’s and all programs included in the Microsoft Office application suite.

•Currently possess an active DoD TS/SCI security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

•Previous experience with biometric applications in support of GWOT.

•Knowledge of programming languages in Microsoft .NET, Visual Basic or Visual C#, Web Administration (IIS), and software and hardware test procedures.

•Military and/or national intelligence background with a clear understanding of the military structure, mission and responsibilities.

•Aptitude for learning new scripting languages and database syntax and the ability to implement those new skills.

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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We bring a mix of innovative technology and sector expertise to customers in national security, health, and infrastructure. We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.

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