DigitalGlobe Sr. Database Administrator (DBA) in Westminster, Colorado

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We operate a highly sophisticated commercial earth-imaging satellite constellation enabling us to amass the largest database of high resolution imagery in the world. Our systems manage massive scale storage and processing of this data in order to provide imagery solutions. The DBA will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to ensure that the systems operate at a high level of performance and availability.

We are looking for a highly talented and motivated database professional to join our team. We are progressing our database system from Oracle to PostgreSQL in OpenStack and AWS while maintaining our Oracle sustaining products. Prefer new team member to have worked in public and private cloud environments with relational and a strong mix of NoSQL technologies and Big Data experiences. The right professional will have experience working in a DevOps model and has agile project management experience.


  • PostgesSQL 9.x DB design and administration and support

  • SQL Server 2012/2016 administration and support

  • Oracle database 11g/12c administration and support

  • Plan, coordinate and administer matters related to PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, and SQL Server databases including definition, structure, documentation, upgrades, long-range requirements, operational guidelines and protection.

  • Responsible for PostgreSQL administration, installation, and configuration on the Linux platform, including load balancing and clustering.

  • Postgres Primary/Slave/Multi-Master tiers, Clustering, Local/WAN Replication, monitoring, performance tuning and optimization.

  • Establish and maintain security integrity controls.

  • Required Monitoring experience PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, Monitor, Nimsoft, EM Cloud control 12c.

  • Translate logical to physical design, develop comprehensive DB architectures, implementation and upgrade plans and assist in definition of database standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Create and manage large scale, highly available production databases under clustered environments.

  • Responsible for data loading, security, capacity planning and backup and recovery.

  • Support production databases in a high quality and dynamic environment.

  • Responsible for solving SQL performance related issues and optimizing poorly performing queries and stored procedures.

  • Strong Scripting- Shell,Ruby, Perl, Bash, Puppet, Salt, Python.

  • Responsible 24x7 production operations (incident break/fix, change, service requests, management) and On-Call pager rotation.

Basic qualifications and experience:

  • Requires a BS/BA in computer science or a BS/BA coupled with relevant experience.

  • Citizen of United States and able to obtain Secret clearance or currently holds Secret Clearance

  • Minimum of 3+ yearsof experience with GIS spatial models with Postgres and Oraclefrom a DB perceptive

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience with PostgreSQL database administration in a production environment

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience with SQL Server database administration in a production environment

  • Minimum 7+ years of experience with Oracle database administration in a production environment

  • Minimum 4+ years of experience with AWS or other cloud providers

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • Experience working in a DevOps model and has agile project management experience

  • Migration of large databases from one platform to another

  • Knowledge of SAN configurations, data loading, db security, performance monitoring and tuning, capacity planning and backup and recovery

Key principles listed below are critical for success in this environment:

  • Accountability, responsibility, honesty and integrity

  • Driven and pro-active

  • Automation

  • Embrace challenges

  • Raise expectations (Do not settle for business as usual)

  • Teamwork

  • Make a difference

  • Hold ourselves accountable

  • Solve the root problems

  • Professionalism

  • Trustworthy

  • Effective communication

DigitalGlobe and Radiant solutions offer a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.

DigitalGlobe is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.