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Sr. Database Administrator (DBA)

| Greater Denver Area


We operate a highly sophisticated commercial earth-imaging satellite constellation enabling us to amass the largest database of high resolution imagery in the world. Our systems manage massive scale storage and processing of this data in order to provide imagery solutions. The DBA will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to ensure that the systems operate at a high level of performance and availability.

We are looking for a highly talented and motivated database professional to join our team. We are progressing our database system from Oracle to PostgreSQL in OpenStack and AWS while maintaining our Oracle sustaining products. Prefer new team member to have worked in public and private cloud environments with relational and a strong mix of NoSQL technologies and Big Data experiences. The right professional will have experience working in a DevOps model and has agile project management experience.




  • PostgesSQL 9.x DB design and administration and support
  • SQL Server 2012/2016 administration and support
  • Oracle database 11g/12c administration and support
  • Plan, coordinate and administer matters related to PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, and SQL Server databases including definition, structure, documentation, upgrades, long-range requirements, operational guidelines and protection.
  • Responsible for PostgreSQL administration, installation, and configuration on the Linux platform, including load balancing and clustering.
  • Postgres Primary/Slave/Multi-Master tiers, Clustering, Local/WAN Replication, monitoring, performance tuning and optimization.
  • Establish and maintain security integrity controls.
  • Required Monitoring experience PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, Monitor, Nimsoft, EM Cloud control 12c.
  • Translate logical to physical design, develop comprehensive DB architectures, implementation and upgrade plans and assist in definition of database standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Create and manage large scale, highly available production databases under clustered environments.
  • Responsible for data loading, security, capacity planning and backup and recovery.
  • Support production databases in a high quality and dynamic environment. 
  • Responsible for solving SQL performance related issues and optimizing poorly performing queries and stored procedures.
  • Strong Scripting- Shell,Ruby, Perl, Bash, Puppet, Salt, Python.
  • Responsible 24x7 production operations (incident break/fix, change, service requests, management) and On-Call pager rotation.


Basic qualifications and experience:

  • Requires a BS/BA in computer science or a BS/BA coupled with relevant experience.
  • Citizen of United States and able to obtain Secret clearance or currently holds Secret Clearance
  • Minimum of 3+ years  of experience with GIS spatial models with Postgres and Oracle from a DB perceptive   
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience with PostgreSQL database administration in a production environment
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience with SQL Server database administration in a production environment
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience with Oracle database administration in a production environment
  • Minimum 4+ years of experience with AWS or other cloud providers


Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • Experience working in a DevOps model and has agile project management experience
  • Migration of large databases from one platform to another
  • Knowledge of SAN configurations, data loading, db security, performance monitoring and tuning, capacity planning and backup and recovery



Key principles listed below are critical for success in this environment: 

  • Accountability, responsibility, honesty and integrity 
  • Driven and pro-active
  • Automation 
  • Embrace challenges
  • Raise expectations (Do not settle for business as usual)
  • Teamwork
  • Make a difference
  • Hold ourselves accountable
  • Solve the root problems
  • Professionalism
  • Trustworthy
  • Effective communication




DigitalGlobe and Radiant solutions offer a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Microsoft ProjectManagement
    • CAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM


Our location is just steps away from plenty of expansive open space, restaurants, and bars. We are less than a 5 minute walk from an RTD Park-n-Ride.
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What are some social events your company does?

Monthly "Welcome & Well Wishes" (W3) meetings where we come together to meet new team members and say farewell to long-term employees who are retiring. A member of the DigitalGlobe Leadership team hosts the event and features a slideshow to introduce new team members. And refreshments/snacks/ice cream are served.


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DigitalGlobe Benefits Overview

A great team deserves great perks.

Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Plans + Flexible Time Off + 10 Paid Company Holidays + Competitive Salaries + Employee Cafe + Free General Healthcare (when enrolled in a paid DG medical plan) + Amazing Office & Game Room + Exclusive Disc Golf Course = WE VALUE OUR PEOPLE

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Contribute from $120 to $2,650 per household (per calendar year) for reimbursement of health‐related expenses you may need to pay for out of pocket.
Disability Insurance
6 weeks of salary continuation at 100% beginning on 8th consecutive day - 60% up to $20,000 per month if unable to work due to disability longer than 12 weeks.
Dental Benefits
The plan will pay 100% Preventative, 80% Basic, and 50% Major. $2,000 Annual Maximum. Deductible of $50 individual and $150 family for basic and major services. Orthodontics at 50%.
Vision Benefits
Vision Service Plan - 1 set of contact lenses and 1 eye exam (after copay) per calendar year. 1 pair of frames every 24 months.
Health Insurance Benefits
Options include a Consumer Driven Healthcare Plan (CDHP) and PPO. Prescription Drug Plan is also covered under these medical plans. DigitalGlobe pays the majority of costs for both FT/PT employees.
Life Insurance
2X salary each up to a max of $800,000.
Wellness Programs
Counselors available 24/7, 365 days through a toll free number, 5 free face to face counseling sessions. Chiropractic services on-site weekly.
Onsite Gym
DG's onsite gym and yoga studio is available to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Immediate vesting of matching contribution upon completion of enrollment provided by Fidelity Investments.
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% of the first 8% of eligible earnings contributed on a per‐pay‐period basis to an annual maximum of $9,000.
Company Equity
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Performance Bonus
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
DigitalGlobe offers competitive leave benefits including PTO, Unlimited Time Off (for salaried employees), Parental Leave, Military Leave, Jury Duty, and Bereavement Leave.
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
8 holidays and 2 floating holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
DG's casual dress code is largely varied, with some employees wearing shorts and sandals, while other opt for more button ups and jeans. Rarely, if ever, are suits seen in the office.
Commuter Benefits
Employees can set aside a portion of their pay, via pre‐tax payroll deductions, for the payment of Mass Transit or Parking expenses.
Game Room
Our game room has access to outdoor terraces, and includes competitive ping pong games, as well as bean bags and Foosball tables.
Stocked Kitchen
Kitchens on each floor include ice, coffee, assorted teas, and waters. Soda is provided in one central location free of charge (just bring your own cup).
Some Meals Provided
Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!
Our employees have two parking garages with more than enough spaces to go around. Motorcycle, Electric Vehicle charging, and bike spots are given close access to the indoor entrances to the building.
Relocation Assistance
Relocation is offered on a case by case basis
Fitness Subsidies
At DigitalGlobe we want to stay focused on wellness and getting, or staying, in shape! Incentives include waiving joining fees, significantly reduced month-to-month rates with no contracts.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
DG offers a wide range of training programs. Currently, DG is converting to AWS - included in that is varying AWS-related training and certification programs offered to all employees.
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement for employees is a maximum of $5,250. Effective after one year of employment.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flex time off plus 10 paid holidays. Free general healthcare when enrolled in a DigitalGlobe medical plan
Amazing corporate office with game room and cafe. Frisbee golf course around corporate building exclusively for employees. Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!

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