• Senior Data Architect/Administrator

    Job Locations US-DC
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Public Trust
    Work Authorization
    US Citizens, preferred
  • Overview

    VariQ has an opening for a Senior Data Architect/Administrator supporting the Cloud Migration and O&M of the Infrastructure Protection (IP) Gateway system for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) located in Washington, DC


    Additional Information:

    • Security Clearance: none
    • Salary: dependent upon experience
    • Available: within 2 weeks


    • Designs, implements and maintains moderately complex databases, access methods, access time, device allocation, validation checks, organization, protection and security, documentation and statistical methods.
    • Maintains database dictionaries, monitors standards and procedures and integration of systems through database design.
    • Database design and large (terabyte scale) database architecture.  
    • Works with massive amounts of data in a high availability environment.  
    • Configures and administers Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL databases like MongoDB and MapReduce frameworks.
    • Knowledge of Massively Parallel Processing databases like Greenplum.  
    • Provides support to DB2 (Tier 1 Mainframe), Oracle (Tier 2 UNIX Platform) databases, and/or Greenplum.
    • Unit testing as well as Black/White Box testing.
    • Database optimization, performance tuning, health monitoring, administration etc.  
    • Utilize excellent communication skills and ability to work with customers, senior management and other technical teams.
    • Troubleshoot data quality issues.  
    • Utilize excellent documentation and organizational skills.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Management or Engineering, or other comparable degree or experience required.
    • Experience with large scale databases, leading database teams, including data migration, transformation and O&M.
    • Strong understanding and experience in AWS architecture (EC2, S3, Redshift)
      Understanding and experience in BI/Data Warehouses, Data Marts and Data Lakes
    • Penchant for working in fast-paced, collaborative environments with a strong affinity for innovation.
    • Strong Agile/Scrum fundamentals and experience
    • Tech Stack: Java, .Net, Oracle, Adobe, Apache, AWS Cloud, Hadoop, Spark, GreenPlum, DB2, and MongoDB
    • Experience in inventorying dataset, developing and maintaining data models, catalogs, and ontologies, and
    • Experience in data management including data quality, standards, performance, and data lifecycle.
    • Experience in transitioning large datasets and data systems into the cloud is highly desirable
    • Oracle, MSSQL, geospatial datasets and repositories
    • Familiarity with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a plus


    VariQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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