Sr. Database Architect TS clearance REQUIRED

Chantilly, VA

Sr. Database Architect TS clearance REQUIRED

Category: Project Management

Main location: United States, Virginia, Chantilly

Position ID: J0624-0940

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI Federal is seeking a Database Architect responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining a cloud and/or container-based database architecture and infrastructure to support the development, sustainment, and operational needs of the DIA's EPD applications and capabilities. This role is critical to ensuring system reliability, data integrity, and performance optimization across various intelligence and defense applications.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Design and implement database solutions that are scalable, performant, and secure, aligning with DIA's mission requirements and IT data architecture standards.

• Work closely with application developers, solution architects, Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO), and technical leads to build and integrate data polyglot(s) with other applications and ensure secure and seamless data flow and accessibility.

• Conduct technical research and analysis of alternatives to identify technically and functionally advantageous approaches to identify database solutions that satisfy government validated functional requirements.

• Integrate database architectures with government-specified technologies including, but not limited to, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Mongo DB, graph database engines, ElasticSearch, and caching technologies like Redis.

• Build and manage Not Only SQL (NOSQL) database solutions, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, or Amazon DynamoDB with an understanding of the different types of NOSQL databases and when to use them based on the application requirements. This includes knowledge of designing and configuring NoSQL schemas, performing CRUD operations, and managing data replication and distribution in NoSQL databases.

• Ensure developed capabilities are compatible with the network operating environment and architecture identified by the government.

• Develop and maintain conceptual, logical, and physical data models to accommodate multiple intelligence domains and understand complexities of data transfer between the domains.

• Collaborate with the ISSO to manage and update all authority to operate (ATO) documentation and processes in accordance with DIA policies and guidance.

• Provide Tier 2 and 3 help desk support as defined by the government, potentially requiring multiple shifts to cover operations up to 24 hours per day.

• Collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external teams of software developers, data scientists, system administrators, stakeholders, and clients.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• 8+ years experience with data architecture or similar duties

• Strong understanding of Structured Query Language (SQL) fundamentals such as creating tables, views, stored procedures, joins, and writing complex queries. This includes knowledge of advanced SQL concepts like indexing, normalization, transactions, query performance optimization, and database schema design.

• Familiarity with database modeling tools like Cameo, ER/Studio, ERWin, or Toad Data Modeler can be useful for designing databases and generating database schemas.

• Knowledge and familiarity with NOSQL databases such as MongoDB, Cassandra, or DynamoDB are often required due to their scalability and flexibility with semi-structured and unstructured datasets.

• Experience with managed cloud database services such as Amazon RDS to perform tasks such as database migration, backup and disaster recovery strategies, and implementing cloud-native high availability and scaling.

• Understanding of data security and privacy regulations along with knowledge of best practices and regulations like Risk Management Framework (RMF), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) guidance, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53 catalog of database security controls.

• Experience with database programming languages including SQL, stored procedures, database triggers: SQL, NOSQL

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate collaboration and teamwork among teams, ensure documentation is clear, concise, and comprehensive to serve as both deliverables as well as a guide to users, developers and future team members.

• Active TS clearance with SCI eligibility required with ability to obtain and maintain and polygraph

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and license and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $106,200.00 - $235,200.00

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners,

empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company.

CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive compensation

• Comprehensive insurance options

• Matching contributions through the 401(k) plan and the share purchase plan

• Paid time off for vacation, holidays, and sick time

• Paid maternity and parental leave

• Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

• Member assistance and wellness programs

Due to the nature of this government contract, US Citizenship is required.




What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, height, weight, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held. Dependent upon role and/or federal government security clearance requirements, and in accordance with applicable laws, some background investigations may include a credit check. CGI will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records in accordance with all local regulations and ordinances.

CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.