IT Database Administration Manager I at Sierra Space (Greater Denver Area, CO)

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Are you a results-driven, team-oriented IT leader? This is the opportunity for you! As a IT Database Administration Manager I, you will lead a team of database administrators with a fundamental responsibility to oversee the administration of the organization's database(s), analyze staff needs of the database(s), and develop a long-term strategy for data storage at Sierra Space. You will combine your technical skills and experience in developing strategies to optimize processes and functions, setting priorities and guidelines, managing budgets and timelines, supervising staff, and solving issues when any arise.
Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin, Durham, North Carolina, and Kennedy Space Center, Florida, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space
Primary Responsibilities
  • Identifies, defines, and assesses the properties and specifications necessary for the database management system (DBMS) to meet current and future needs of the organization.
  • Defines a logical database structure for application development based on the organizational structure of the company.
  • Defines and executes procedures for testing and implementing new applications in the database environment.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures related to data security and integrity.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors access policies, limiting database access on a need-related basis.
  • Develops, maintains, and controls additional corporate data libraries specific to the organization, industry, or locality.
  • Ensures project and department milestones and goals are met on time and within budget.
  • Assesses current and projected database performance, and recommends changes and enhancements.
  • Drafts training documentation and guidelines for analysts and end users.
  • Resolves data conflicts for matters such as naming conventions, data privacy, and data ownership.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in DBMS and related technology.
  • System administration of database and application servers (Microsoft and Red Hat)
  • Software release management
  • Vulnerability remediation and patching
  • On-call manager on duty rotation
  • Operational support, including platform monitoring and incident response
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Keen interest in solving business problems and implementing well architected, scalable, and extensible solutions
  • Ability to work well with others, harness different skills and experience, and build a strong team

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Business, or Mathematics related discipline (or equivalent experience)
    • Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education
  • Experience managing Analytics/Business Intelligence systems (Microsoft PowerBI)
  • Extensive knowledge of Analytics/Business Intelligence tool architectures, functions, features, and customization options and implementations at multi-billion dollar companies
  • Experience managing projects, resources, estimating budgets, estimating level of efforts
  • Experience in data modeling, especially with SQL Server Analysis Service
  • Knowledge of relational databases and multidimensional designs, especially with t-SQL

  • At least five years of related experience required with at least one year of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Thorough understanding of file structures and design, information retrieval techniques, file access methods, and database controls and standards.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficient with Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence) or similar collaboration tooling.
  • Expert level Microsoft SQL database administrator.
  • Windows system administration.
  • Experience with on-premise and cloud database implementations.
  • Proficient with DevOps/DataOps tooling administration (GitHub, octopus, azure DevOps) or similar DevIos tooling.
  • Integration software administration (ActiveBatch, Replicate, Boomi, BizTalk, UC4, or similar).
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances

To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.
With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.
Estimated Starting Salary Range: $134,597.00 - $185,070.89
Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.
Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.
As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities, we are taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 and associated variants pose in the workplace. SNC is committed to supporting our employees while ensuring we continue to meet essential national security needs of our country.
With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, SNC will continue to require COVID-19 vaccination status for all employees including new hires. In accordance with applicable requirements, all current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated may be required to adhere to enhanced onsite safety protocols including weekly COVID-19 testing, face coverings, and social distancing.
The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption.
At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.
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