Database Administrator/Developer #4078


  • US-Remote
  • Information Technology
  • Suitability/Public Trust
  • Fully remote
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GovCIO is currently hiring for a Database Administrator/Developer to support the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on addressing critical challenges in our application infrastructure by upgrading Oracle databases to version 19c, migrating databases to the Azure Cloud, and supporting the overall strategic roadmap for IT infrastructure modernization for the EBTS suite of applications. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with Oracle 19c DB, database migration, Agile methodologies, DevOps practices, and quality assurance frameworks. This position will be a fully remote position.


  • Plan, coordinate, and execute the upgrade of Oracle databases from version 12c to 19c, ensuring compatibility and minimal downtime.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement database migration strategies to the Azure Cloud, ensuring data integrity and performance.
  • Monitor and optimize database performance, including tuning SQL queries, managing storage, and implementing database security best practices.
  • Develop and maintain database automation scripts and tools to support continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting for database-related issues, collaborating with IT teams and vendors as needed.
  • Implement and maintain DevOps practices and tools for database administration, including version control, automated testing, and deployment.
  • Conduct regular backups, disaster recovery planning, and ensure data integrity and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Support change management activities related to database upgrades and migrations, including communication, training, and documentation.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in database administration and development.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's with 8+ years (or commensurate experience) in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • 5-8 years of professional experience as a Database Administrator/Developer, with a strong background in Oracle 19c DB.
  • Hands-on experience with upgrading Oracle databases from version 12c to 19c in enterprise environments.
  • Experience with database migration projects to cloud platforms, particularly Azure.
  • Proficiency in Agile methodologies and experience working in Agile teams.
  • Strong understanding of DevOps practices and tools for database administration.
  • Familiarity with quality assurance frameworks and experience conducting testing and validation of database changes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Certification in Oracle database administration or related technologies.
  • Experience with managing data stored in document management systems such as FileNet
  • Experience with other database platforms such as SQL Server, Dataverse, MySQL, or PostgreSQL.
  • Knowledge of containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with performance tuning and optimization of database systems

Clearance Required: Public Trust

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $120,000 - $150,000 Annually

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