Database Administrator (Entry-Level)

Location: Calverton Office

IMS supports multiple bioinformatics initiatives from government and commercial institutions in public health and medical research applications. IMS is looking for a Database Administrator (DBA) (Entry-Level) to design, develop, administer, and maintain the integrity, security, and availability of multiple relational databases for our biomedical information systems. Tasks include development operations, disaster recovery, performance analysis and tuning, index maintenance, data organization and storage, and database user account maintenance, in compliance with company standards and applicable regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution as determined by the U.S. Department of Education in Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or a related field with at least a 2.9 GPA
  • 0-2 years of related experience
  • Proficiency with SQL
  • Knowledge of relational database analysis and design using Postgres, Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, or MS-SQL
  • Familiarity with scripting languages (Python, Perl, Shell Scripting, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of development operations concepts
  • Experience with revision control systems (Git, Subversion, etc.)
  • Experience in Linux systems and deployment automation a plus
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to relay technical information to clients and users in layman terms
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills
  • Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work within a team
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Strong presentation skills preferred

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