Database Systems Engineer

Huntsville, AL
$65,000 - $90,000 / Year 
Contract, C2C, C2H (contract-to-hire)
Mid level

Job Description

Database Systems Engineer

Position Description
CGI Federal is seeking a Database Systems Engineer for a position supporting the U.S. Army's Non-Destructive Test Equipment (NDTE) program at Redstone Arsenal.
NDTE provides mission support for the US Army, US Marine Corps (USMC), US Air Force (USAF), and various other Department of Defense (DoD) entities. NDTE is responsible for the support and sustainment of DoD technical assets that deliver mission critical capabilities to the Warfighter in full-spectrum operations.

Your future duties and responsibilities
• Design, develop, document, test, and implement an efficient database model to support in house analytic and analysis software that aligns with operational requirements and program mission goals.
• Collaborate with stakeholders to identify, analyze, and provide technical recommendations for: reporting and analytic capabilities, data acquisition logistics, and database optimization efforts.
• Collaborate with development teams to optimize system performance, capabilities and troubleshoot any related issues.
• Analyze system capabilities to resolve problems on program, data acquisition, programming techniques and controls.
• Optimize database performance by conducting performance tuning, query optimization, and indexing to improve overall performance and capability.
• Establish database management systems, standards, requirements, guidelines, and quality assurance for project deliverables, such as conceptual design and architecture, logical database, capacity planning, external data interface.
• Participate in regular quality assurance (QA) reviews and adhere to QA guidelines.
• Develop solutions in a client server environment.
• Utilize Git to maintain code repositories.
• Participate in regular code peer reviews.
• Attend weekly stand-up meetings via Microsoft Teams.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
• 5 years of experience, additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
• Demonstrated experience in managing databases and data sources for integrity and performance.
• At least 3 years' experience working with the design, development, and maintenance of databases using Microsoft SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, Oracle, or related database engines.
• Proven experience working with databases to support web applications.
• Proficiency in SQL and scripting languages for database automation and maintenance tasks.
• Familiarity with database security best practices and techniques for data protection.
• Experience in performance tuning, query optimization, and troubleshooting database performance issues.
• Knowledge of database backup and recovery strategies, as well as disaster recovery procedures.
• Must possess active Interim or Secret Clearance, or the ability to obtain one.

Desired qualifications:
• In-depth understanding of database design principles, data modeling, and normalization, machine learning and algorithmic analysis methods.
• Experience working with image analysis framework such as Optical Character Recognition and Pattern Recognition.
• Experience with Project Management systems such as Azure DevOps.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail.
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively within a team and interact with stakeholders.

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $65,000 - $90,000.

Due to the nature of the government contracts this position requires US Citizenship.




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When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees "members" because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today - one of the world's largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

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