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Database Specialist, Level 3

Fort Belvoir, VA
CLEARANCE      Secret
WORK LOCATION            Fort Belvoir, VA
REMOTE WORK            N/A
TRAVEL            None
JOB DESCRIPTION            As a Database Specialist, Level 3, you will use your programing and development skills to design, implement, and maintain complex databases for our client to ensure mission success. You will work both independently and as part of a team to oversee the development of new databases and monitor database performance, troubleshooting and problem-solving along the way.
If you are a self-motivated individual with a passion for this type of work, driving innovation and performance, and a desire to modernize and advance operational support and services, we want to hear from you.  Apply Now!
  • Job Duties       
  • Design, Implement & Maintain MySQL database systems, ensuring optimal performance, security, and reliability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop data models, optimize queries, and troubleshoot database-related issues.
  • Provide & Conduct database administration/maintenance/updates, data management, and database performance tuning.
  • Ensure the security and integrity of the database system.
  • Monitor and optimize database performance.
  • Troubleshoot & Resolve database-related issues.
  • Develop & Implement data backup and recovery strategies.
  • Perform database capacity planning and scalability assessments.
  • Education        
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant major
  • Certification(s)            
  • MySQL Database Administration or Developer
  • Oracle Certified Professional
  • Experience       
  • Minimum 6 (six) years working as a Database Engineer or Administrator possessing solid experience and proficiency with Database Management Systems such as:
    • Oracle
    • SQL Server
    • MySQL
  • Database design, data modeling, and performance tuning.
  • Database security and data encryption techniques.
  • Preparing for and performing backup and recovery procedures.
  • Database monitoring and optimization tools.
  • Utilizing strong analytical and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve database-related issues.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Professional
    Attributes & Values           
  • We are seeking someone who embodies the following professional attributes and values:
    • Integrity and Accountability:  Someone with a principled character and who consistently demonstrates honesty, integrity, and accountability in their work, and who takes responsibility for their actions and upholds high ethical standards.
    • Respect and Diversity:  Someone who sincerely treats others with dignity, civility, consideration, and fairness, and genuinely values how different perspectives and experiences have the ability to enhance and foster an inclusive work environment.
    • Effective Communication:  Someone who consistently conveys written and verbal information and communications professionally and in a timely manner and ensures accurate and comprehensive delivery with the first conveyance.
    • Interpersonal Skills:  Someone who projects a courteous and affable demeanor is essential for successful workplace interactions. We are looking for someone who possesses strong interpersonal skills, fostering positive relationships and promoting a collaborative atmosphere.
    • Continuous Improvement:  Someone who regularly, proactively, and honestly assesses their performance and skills, and pursues ways to grow and improve, whether via professional development, welcoming constructive feedback, introspection, engaging more, seeking direct or peripheral knowledge, etc.
SoundWay is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE): 
SoundWay embraces diversity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, gender, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic/class.  Our commitment to equal employment opportunity ensures a fair and inclusive workplace for all.  Join our team and be part of an organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Apply now and let your skills shine in a welcoming and respectful environment.
ABOUT SOUNDWAY Continued Service to Country through Contracting.
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BENEFITS                               SoundWay Pays 100% of the Employee’s Premium for the below benefits and *SoundWay pays a portion of the additional cost to add a spouse, partner, child(ren), or family.
  • Medical Insurance*
  • Dental Insurance*
  • Vision Insurance*
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Protection
  Additional Competitive Benefits Include:
  • 10 Paid Holidays a Year
  • Paid Time Off (combined vacation & sick time off)
  • Matching 401K Voluntary Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Professional Development Funds
PERKS                               Perks for Everyone Include:
  • Flexible Work Schedules1
  • Employee Referral Bonus - $2000 Minimum
  • Employee Recognition –  Award$ & SWAG
  • Giving Back Sponsorship – Employee-Recommended
                                                  Events, Charities, & Recipients
ABOUT US                               Founded by a service-disabled Army veteran, SoundWay is committed to
Continued Service to Country Through Contracting

We achieve our commitment by being true to our Mission to Help our Clients Succeed,  Our Employees Excel  &  to have a Positive Impact in All We Do.
SoundWay is an Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Mission Support small business providing professional services and solutions to the federal government (Government) and businesses since 2011.  And is an SBA-certified HUBZone, SDVOSB, and WOSB small business.
Our Government clients span several civil agencies, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC).  Our business clients primarily include those with Government contracts who must comply with FAR2 52.204-21 Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems (cybersecurity requirements)
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
& NIST SP 800-171

SoundWay is a leader in the Government Cybersecurity Compliance industry, ranked as one of 2023’s Top 250 Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP).  SoundWay is a Cyber-AB Authorized C3PAO; one of fewer than 50 C3PAOs nationwide.  And SoundWay’s flagship managed service, CAMO, is a game-changing and affordable approach for obtaining and maintaining CMMC compliance and certification.
Information Technology Professional Services
SoundWay provides a variety of information technology engineering, development, testing, integration, and administration professional services spanning AWS and Azure Cloud – including migration, Docker, Kubernetes; systems and software – .Net, C languages, Java, Python, Java Scripting, BASH; and databases – Oracle, My SQL, Mongo. 
Mission Support Services
Providing a variety of services that directly support our clients objective and mission, including  human capital / manpower analysis and planning, intelligence analysis / collection lifecycle support services, and knowledge management.
1   Flexible Work Schedules are dependent on the work to be conducted.
2  Federal Acquisition Regulation

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