Database Administrator

Cougaar Software, Inc. is a recognized leader in intelligent agent technology. The solutions we provide our customers represent some of the most advanced cognitive agent capabilities and have been proven in several domains. We are excited about the world-changing potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and our mission is to enable our customers to solve complex, dynamic problems by providing them intelligent decision support systems. We provide our customers visionary leadership, distributed intelligent agent platform technologies and high-quality design and engineering solutions. We continue to push the boundaries of technology using a foundation of intelligent cognitive agents and invoking a variety of artificial intelligence and operations research techniques to produce highly automated, tailored, secure and scalable solutions. Our employees work in a self-directed environment where strong teamwork, individual initiatives, and accountability are highly valued and innovative thinking is encouraged. We are looking for intelligent, likeminded, dynamic and enthusiastic individuals with exceptional skills who want to develop, create, and modify exciting next-generation software solutions utilizing agent-oriented design under an agile development approach.

Position: Database Administrator

Work Authorization: U.S. Citizen

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems. A combination of education and work experience may substitute for the degree.

Qualifications: 5+ years of experience managing MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, MongoDB and/or Neo4J databases. Working knowledge of database architecture, which includes column orientation, compression, projections, segmentations, partitions, high availability, recovery, and security. Must be proficient with shell scripting and/or programming languages such as Ruby or Python for automation of tasks. Proven track record of collaborating effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to design and develop database platforms that are highly available, optimally configured and efficiently managed. Proven ability to work closely with software development and executive / customer teams to create efficient data-driven software solutions.

Desired Skills:

  • DevOps Orchestration/Configuration Management technologies such as Chef, Puppet, Docker, Jenkins, Ansible, Github
  • Experience with agile software development tools such as JIRA
  • Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO) using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • Backups, restores, and recovery models
  • Writing software in Java or C++
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork skills
  • Exemplary time management and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility

Additional Desired Experience:

  • Formal information security standards and best practices, including database system hardening, identity management, and database access controls
  • Basic system administration on Linux

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Travel: Some occasional travel may be required.

Work Site: Cougaar Software, Inc., 1945 Old Gallows Road, Suite 100, Vienna, VA 22182

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, 401K, Holiday, Vacation, Sick leave

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Cougaar Software, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We maintain policies and practices designed to prevent discrimination against qualified candidates on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, veteran status, disability and medical condition, to the extent protected by law.

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