DigitalGlobe Database Administrator in Herndon, Virginia

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Radiant Solutions is looking for a passionate Database Administrator who wants to help take our geospatial solutions to the next level. The Database Manager will be leading a team that is enhancing, improving, and re-purposing an emerging collaborative mapping system. The team is comprised of highly-motivated engineers and analysts who are constantly developing new features and workflows in response to a dynamic/evolving set of customer requirements, while at the same time ensuring the deployment system continues to meet all of the customer’s operational needs.

The candidate should have experience with topographic foundation data, OpenStreetMap and open source mapping software. Additionally, the candidate should be self-initiated when researching tradecraft-related content and solutions. The candidate will possess excellent research and writing skills and should be comfortable organizing and presenting important information. This position will also assist in the development of emerging capabilities, using leading edge technologies to organize, analyze, and derive information from large geospatial datasets. The candidate should be comfortable engaging customers and software developers individually or in group settings to discuss issues or solutions.


  • Collaborate daily with cross-functional internal and external team members and occasionally third party vendors

  • Design, develop, and regularly support testing of geospatial feature extraction, conflation, exploitation, and quality workflows

  • Gather requirements, determine scope, and estimate hours needed to develop and deliver custom geospatial analytic solutions to our internal and government customers

  • Identify and implement improvements to system designs and processing methodologies to improve efficiency, scale, reliability, and mitigate operational risk

  • Write procedures, methods, workflow documents and standard operating processes

  • Provide deskside support by troubleshooting both technical and user based issues

  • Advise, train, mentor, and learn from other team members on technical topics

  • Lead user-focused information sharing sessions including brown bag and webinar events


This person must possess a strong client focus and have the following experience:

  • Demonstrated experience designing enterprise level geospatial database systems

  • Experience with ESRI, PostgreSQL, PostGIS ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, Oracle

  • Experience leading a team with the ability to prioritize and balance tasks based on both long term and short term goals

  • Experience managing topographic feature data for standard or non-standard NGA feature datasets

  • Experience leveraging OpenStreetMap and other open source data is desired

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment as an individual contributor on a transparent and agile team

  • Excel at leading innovation

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Geographic Information Science (GIS) or related field preferred or the equivalent combination education and experience. Master's degree preferred.

  • 5+ years work experience managing GIS data and databases

  • US Citizenship

  • TS/SCI Security Clearance required


Herndon, Virginia or St. Louis, Missouri. Remote locations could be considered for highly qualified candidates.


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