Database Administrator in Rock Island, IL at KaiHonua

Date Posted: 4/20/2021

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Job Description

Location:  Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL

Job Summary:

The candidate will work within a cohesive engineering team to design, develop and implement database solutions that store, organize, and manage data. The candidate will work with customers to identify user needs, set up computer databases, and test systems.  They ensure that systems perform and operate efficiently, data is stored regularly and effectively, and that data is secure from unauthorized access.  Candidate will plan and implement database performance, security and integrity measures for multiple projects. This position will be directly responsible for a team of database engineers supporting multiple customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Not listed in order of importance; other duties may be assigned) and must be able to perform the following with minimal guidance:

  • Performs essential DBA functions for supported databases (SQL Server, Oracle and DB2).
  • Develops, manages, and implements data schemas, tables, procedures, and permissions.
  • Develops database utilities and automated reporting.
  • Works with others on the team to provide technical guidance during all phases of the development process and coordinate with vendors in evaluating and implementing new technologies.
  • Performs capacity planning, performance tuning, monitoring, troubleshooting and optimization of the databases; and associated systems.
  • Provides normal and emergency production support.  Coordinates with user departments and other Support staff in order to resolve system problems.
  • Documents database processing procedures, operation run books, and system documentation including training materials and usage statistics.
  • Performs research, analysis and recommendation of database software and related tools.
  • Develops security strategies for the database environments, as well as assisting in disaster recovery if necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education / Experience / Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline
  • 7+ years of experience performing the duties of a database administrator
  • MS and/or Oracle Certifications required
  • Must possess and maintain an IT-I level certification IAW AR 25-2 and an IAT II certifications IAW DoD 8570.01-M and BBP 05-PR-M- 0002)


  • Experience operating any major database system (MS-SQL, MySQL, Oracle, and/or DB2) in an enterprise environment.
  • Expertise coding in SQL, Python, Perl, shell, or other high-level languages.
  • Knowledge of database tuning, capacity management, and resource forecasting.
  • Experience with Linux or Unix.
  • Experience working with “big data” (many Terabytes) is an asset.
  • General database system knowledge, database theory, disaster recovery, database security, database design, capacity planning, performance analysis, change management.
  • A proven ability to find unusual solutions to unusual problems.


  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Capable of conveying complex information in a simplistic manner
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong self-starter requiring minimal supervision
  • Able to take proactive measures to prevent problems rather than reactive by nature
  • Strong verbal and written communication to effectively express concepts, plans, and proposals

Physical Requirements:

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time.  Position may require typing and reading from a computer screen.  Must have sufficient mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner.  May include lifting weight up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary.

  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Clean driving record
  • Occasional use of company vehicle while on work site

Security Clearance:

Position may require a DoD security clearance

Company Summary

Headquartered in Hawaii, KaiHonua, LLC is an SBA Certified NHO 8(a) Small Business specializing in global information technology and offering professional solutions in IT Design & Installation, Cybersecurity Engineering & Support, Application Integration & Development, Software & Hardware Engineering, Network & Systems Management, Information Systems Security, and Business Management Services.

Leveraging over 30 years of providing IT services to the federal & commercial market with projects located around the world, our team possesses innovative expertise in the development of a wide range of technology solutions.  KaiHonua, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Our service commitment is simple - "Quality IT Solutions... On Time & On Budget."

KaiHonua LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time.  The above job description is not all encompassing.  Positions functions and qualifications may vary depending on business needs.

KaiHonua LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.


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