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PDS Tech Inc Database Administrator (DBA) in Sterling, Virginia

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Database Administrator, in Sterling, VA.

Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a security clearance.


The Systems Engineering Tools Group has an immediate need for an Applications Developer and Tool Administrator who builds and codes applications using languages such as IBM DOORS DXL, VBA, JavaScript, SQL, etc. and provides COTS tool administration support.

Tool Administration

Provide requirements management and tool administration for multiple programs in support of systems engineering teams

Guide systems engineers in utilizing the DOORS tool to effectively manage their requirements which may include defining schema, setting up databases, and identifying users and appropriate access levels

Provide support to maintain consistency across programs with respect to hierarchical structure, core attributes, and naming conventions

Identify, control, maintain and manage changes to program requirements baselines

Verify mapping of requirements to program documentation, identifying gaps and coordinating with responsible engineers

Gather and prepare requirements information in support of design reviews and technical meetings

Support DOORS users with process and tools questions and best practices

Applications Development

Experience in design and application of databases to support automation of common systems engineering processes

Knowledge of software engineering practices and software development methodologies

Develops new programs and subprograms, as well as enhancements, modifications, and corrections to existing software and scripts

Ability to develop innovative long-term solutions that are easy to use, integrate with other applications, and are straightforward to maintain

Customer Support

Excellent customer service attitude and problem solving skills

Effective communicator, presenter, and negotiator

Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment and interact with diverse customers and team members

Creates and delivers tool training via documentation and oral presentations

Job Requirements:

  • Expert in Microsoft Office Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Experience in COTS tools support

  • Experience with VBA and macro development

  • Experience or knowledge of or willingness to learn DXL scripting or DOORS Administration

  • Experience with SharePoint a plus

  • Experience with Cameo Systems Modeler a plus

  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, often under strict deadlines.

  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities

  • Willingness and ability to quickly learn new tools, approaches, and concepts

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule

  • Perform other duties as necessary

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.