Database Architect/Developer

Cougaar Software, Inc. is a recognized leader in intelligent agent technology whose mission is to make the world a better place through advanced Artificial Intelligence. We enable our customers to solve complex, dynamic problems by providing them intelligent decision support systems. Our employees work in a self-directed environment where strong team work, individual initiative, and accountability are highly valued and innovative thinking is encouraged. We are looking for individuals who are intelligent, likeminded, dynamic and enthusiastic with exceptional skills who want to be a part of on conceptualizing, designing, developing and fielding exciting next-generation AI-based software solutions utilizing agent-oriented design under an agile development approach.

Position: Database Architect/Developer

Work Authorization: U.S. Citizen

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineer or related field. A combination of education and work experience may substitute for the degree.

Qualifications: 5+ years of experience developing database designs including schemas also the development, deployment and refactoring of the resulting databases. Effective communication with technical and functional teams in terms of developing databases to satisfy client requirements and needs. Experience designing and developing databases using software such as 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 and ability to work closely with software development and executive / customer teams to design the creation of 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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