Database Administrator Job Openings - 171 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    NEW
    Sr. Oracle DBA in Ashburn
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Sr. Oracle DBA in Ashburn
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,000

    Programmer Analyst 4-IT Oracle EXADATA DBA
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,000

    Oracle DBA (California, Oregon, Washington or Utah) - Senior Principal Consultant
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $103,190

    Oracle Security DBA
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,000

    Database Engineer
    Eagle Ray, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    NEW
    System Administrator
    Global Channel Management, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    NEW
    System Administrator
    Contegix

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    NEW
    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    NEW
    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    System Administrator 2-IT
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,745

    Senior Hadoop Administrator
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    Principal System Administrator - Taleo
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,160

    NEW
    Sales Support Administrator
    Valpak

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    NEW
    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,726

    NEW
    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,688

    NEW
    Senior SharePoint Administrator in Ashbun, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,688

    Senior SharePoint Administrator in Ashbun, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,640

    Title Database Administrator - Senior
    Mythics

    Burke, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,640

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    Database Administrator, Senior
    Booz Allen

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

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    Database Administrator, Mid
    Booz Allen

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    Database and ETL Administrator
    Hire It People, LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    PeopleSoft 9.2 HCM Apps
    Hire It People, LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    Database Admin Consultant
    Hire It People, LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    Database Administrator Master
    Hire It People, LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    Application DBA
    Hire It People, LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    Database Administrator
    Hire It People, LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    Database Admin
    Hire It People, LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    .NET Developer DBA
    Hire It People, LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    Database Administrators
    Hire It People, LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,528

    NEW
    Hadoop Database Administrator Senior (Big Data)
    Freddie Mac

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,528

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    Redshift DBA
    Helioz Solutions Inc.

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,640

    NEW
    Database Administrator (DBA) with Security Clearance
    Navstar Inc.

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,079

    Database Administrator
    Robert Half

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    Database Administrator, Senior
    Booz Allen Hamilton

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    NEW
    Database Administrator
    Tista Science and Technology

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    Database Administrator, Mid
    Booz Allen Hamilton

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,640

    Database Administrator
    BMA

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    NEW
    Database Administrator Master
    Hire It People Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,640

    Database Administrator
    SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $66,600

    NoSQL Database Administrator
    The KeyW Corporation

    Vienna, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    Database Administrator
    SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,122

    Database Administrator
    Na Ali'i

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,122

    Database Administrator
    Na Ali'i

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,640

    Database Administrator (Journeyman)
    Karsun Solutions LLC

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,122

    Database Administrator
    Robert Half

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,528

    RedShift DBA
    Kavaliro

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,528

    Database Admin, Sr
    Freddie Mac

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,640

    Entry Level Database
    Leidos

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Database Administrator Job
    SAIC

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    .Net SSRS Developer and DBA
    Hire It People, LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    VM DBA
    Anglin Consulting Group

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    Database Administration Advisor
    SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    Professional Database Administrator
    DXC Technology

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,079

    ETL Developer DBA
    Leidos

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,000

    Database Administrator, Mid
    Booz Allen Hamilton

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,122

    SAM Database Administrator
    Atlas Technologies, Inc.

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

    NEW
    Database Administrator
    Engility

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,112

    NEW
    Mid Level MySQL DBA
    CGI

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,640

    NEW
    Database Administrator
    Data Systems Analysts, Inc.

    Fort Belvoir, VA

Database Administrator Jobs

average

$66,000

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Repetitive

What does a Database Administrator do

Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access.

Duties

Database administrators typically do the following:

  • Ensure that organizational data is secure
  • Back up and restore data to prevent data loss
  • Identify user needs to create and administer databases
  • Ensure that the database operates efficiently and without error
  • Make and test modifications to the database structure when needed
  • Maintain the database and update permissions
  • Merge old databases into new ones

Database administrators, often called DBAs, make sure that data analysts can easily use the database to find the information they need and that the system performs as it should. DBAs sometimes work with an organization’s management to understand the company’s data needs and to plan the goals of the database. They also may work with computer and information systems managers to provide database solutions. Database administrators are responsible for backing up systems to prevent data loss in case of a power outage or other disaster. They also ensure the integrity of the database, guaranteeing that the data stored in it come from reliable sources.

Some DBAs oversee the development of new databases. They have to determine what the needs of the database are and who will be using it. They often monitor database performance and conduct performance-tuning support. Database administrators often plan security measures, making sure that data are secure from unauthorized access. Many databases contain personal or financial information, making security important.

Many database administrators are general-purpose DBAs and have all these duties. However, some DBAs specialize in certain tasks that vary with an organization and its needs. Two common specialties are as follows:

System DBAs are responsible for the physical and technical aspects of a database, such as installing upgrades and patches to fix program bugs. They typically have a background in system architecture and ensure that the firm’s database management systems work properly.

Application DBAs support a database that has been designed for a specific application or a set of applications, such as customer-service software. Using complex programming languages, they may write or debug programs and must be able to manage the applications that work with the database. They also do all the tasks of a general DBA, but only for their particular application.

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how to become a Database Administrator

Database administrators (DBAs) usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer-related subject such as computer science. Before becoming an administrator, these workers typically get work experience in a related field.

Education

Most database administrators have a bachelor’s degree in management information systems (MIS) or a computer-related field. Firms with large databases may prefer applicants who have a master’s degree focusing on data or database management, typically either in computer science, information systems, or information technology.

Database administrators need an understanding of database languages, the most common of which is Structured Query Language, commonly called SQL. Most database systems use some variation of SQL, and a DBA will need to become familiar with whichever programming language the firm uses.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification is generally offered directly from software vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates the knowledge and best practices required from DBAs. Companies may require their database administrators to be certified in the products they use.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most do not begin their careers as database administrators. Many first work as database developers or data analysts. A database developer is a type of software developer who specializes in creating databases. The job of a data analyst is to interpret the information stored in a database in a way the firm can use. Depending on their specialty, data analysts can have different job titles, including financial analyst, market research analyst, and operations research analyst. After mastering one of these fields, they may become a database administrator. For more information, see the profiles on software developers, financial analysts, market research analysts, and operations research analysts.

Advancement

Database administrators can advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. DBAs must be able to monitor a database system’s performance to determine when action is needed. They must be able to evaluate complex information that comes from a variety of sources.

Communication skills. Most database administrators work on teams and must be able to communicate effectively with developers, managers, and other workers.

Detail oriented. Working with databases requires an understanding of complex systems, in which a minor error can cause major problems. For example, mixing up customers’ credit card information can cause someone to be charged for a purchase he or she didn’t make.

Logical thinking. Database administrators must make sense of data and organize it in a meaningful pattern so that it is easily retrievable.

Problem-solving skills. When problems with a database arise, administrators must be able to troubleshoot and correct the problems.

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Real Database Administrator Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Database Administrator Norgate Technology Indianapolis, IN Feb 22, 2016 $179,482
Database Administrator Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Jun 20, 2015 $174,000
Principal Database Administrator Crystal Equation Corporation Atlanta, GA Jun 04, 2015 $170,560
Principal Database Administrator Crystal Equation Corporation Alpharetta, GA Jul 20, 2015 $170,560
Principal Database Administrator Crystal Equation Corporation Atlanta, GA Oct 01, 2015 $170,560
Principal Database Administrator Crystal Equation Corporation Atlanta, GA Jul 20, 2015 $170,560
Principal Database Administrator Crystal Equation Corporation Alpharetta, GA Jul 27, 2015 $170,560
Database Administrators (Principal Database Engineer) Salesforce.Com San Francisco, CA Mar 30, 2016 $166,400
Manager, DBA Prosper Marketplace, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 28, 2016 $160,000
Database Administrator Populus Group Rockville, MD Feb 25, 2015 $156,525

Top Skills for a Database Administrator

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Pl/SqlDatabaseAdministrationMicrosoftSQLServerRecoveryProceduresDatabaseBackupCustomerServiceWEBFinancialHighAvailabilityDB2SetupCapacityPlanningDataWarehouseRmanETLSsisSolarisPayrollAIXDatabaseDesign

Top Database Administrator Skills

If you want to make a solid impression on recruiters, add the following skills to your resume:
  1. Pl/Sql
  2. Database Administration
  3. Microsoft SQL Server
Here are examples of how database administrators have used the most in demand skills on their resumes:
  • Involved in Scenario design and development project - evaluated using Data modeling Wrote PL/SQL program (Procedure/Function/Package) for the application.
  • Support of Oracle Database administration via shell scripting to automate some monitoring and backup/recovery.
  • Provisioned Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008 and installed service patches.
  • Performed and created standardized backup and recovery procedures using RMAN.
  • Performed Database backups (operating system, flat file backups & export/import).

Database Backup, Microsoft SQL Server, Ssis, DB2, ETL, AIX, Data Warehouse, Database Design, Payroll, Pl/Sql, Capacity Planning, Database Administration, Rman, WEB, Customer Service, Setup, High Availability, Financial, Recovery Procedures, Solaris

Top Database Administrator Employers

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Top 10 Database Administrator Employers

IBM has a strong demand for Database Administrator candidates where they have hired the most Database Administrator candidates.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Database Administrator.

IBM, Tata Consultancy Services, JP Morgan Chase, Accenture, Hewlett Packard, Teksystems, Lockheed Martin, Verizon Wireless, Northrop Grumman, Wipro Technologies

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