1+ months

Target Comp:

RxI: $95k
RxII: $115k

Job Description

Georgia Tech Research Institute's Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research (CIPHER) Laboratory is currently seeking a candidate with three or more years of experience whose primary skills are in the design, development, and maintenance of relational databases using open-source and cloud-ready technologies. This position requires the ability to design, architect, and build databases from business requirements with a key focus of providing security, performance, and scalability at all layers of the architecture. This entails planning and deployment of these databases in both development and production environments, to include development and analysis of database software in both cloud and VM architectures.

Position involves close interaction with application-layer software developers in order to optimize overall application design, including performance modeling and query generation, review, and optimization. Candidate will work closely with other members of the database team and other developers pursuing adoption of new cloud database systems and architectures.

Job Duties:

  • Design and development of appropriate data structures given business requirements
  • Extensive focus on securing data
  • Database architecture design and analysis
  • Developing and deploying cloud-ready/cloud-native database architectures
  • Implementation of requirements in an RDBMS using SQL and procedural code
  • Develop and maintain codebase of mostly Oracle SQL and PL/SQL
  • Design and develop new projects, and project conversions, using PostgreSQL and PL/pgSQL
  • Performance tuning including database and SQL query monitoring, analysis, and optimization
  • Debugging in both development and production environments

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Management, Engineering, Science or related field of study.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

  • A Masters degree in Management, Engineering, Science or related field of study and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree Management, Engineering, Science or related field of study and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Management, Engineering, Science or related field of study

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of hands-on DBA experience with relational databases
  • Experience designing data store architectures and schemas
  • Experience writing and analyzing SQL queries
  • Technical diagnostic expertise including problem investigation, reproduction, and resolution skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to acquire new skills efficiently and apply them in a collaborative environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Hands-on experience with PostgreSQL (SQL and PL/pgSQL)
  • Proven strong coding expertise using stored procedures
  • Debugging SQL and PL/pgSQL
  • Hands-on database administration experience in cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • In-depth knowledge of database and query tuning techniques, with focus on performance and scalability
  • Hands-on experience with Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, RDBMS architecture
  • Hands-on experience with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Hands-on experience with Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with modern/distributed source code version control systems (Git)
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) frameworks, such as Terraform or AWS CloudFormation
  • Experience migrating complex database systems from Oracle to PostgreSQL (or similar migration paths)
  • Security certification (CISSP or Security+)
  • AWS certification (Associate or greater, any subject area)

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Not Applicable

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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Posted: 2020-02-21 Expires: 2020-04-15

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