MarkLogic / NoSQL DBA

Job ID
# of Openings
Cyber Security
Clearance Level
Top Secret/ SCI eligibility

Company Description

Spry is a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) headquartered in McLean, VA. Spry provides Enterprise, C4IT, Management, and Cyber Solutions to the federal government and commercial entities. Founded in 2001, Spry Methods was built on the foundation of combining industry knowledge with unmatched responsiveness to produce results for our customers. Our goal is to build a business dedicated to the maximization of value for all stakeholders starting with our employees, our customers, and our community. We recognize that talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. Guided by these principles, we have established an impressive track record of proven past performance serving our customers within the Commercial, Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Communities. A CMMI Level 3 certified and ISO 9001:2008 registered company, Spry is committed to quality and continuous improvement.

Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors

  • Installs, monitors and maintains database server software in accordance with database standards and best practices
  • Administers database security and maintains logins
  • Monitors and addresses database server performance issues
  • Writes and maintains appropriate documentation of policies and procedures for database administration functions
  • Assists the Application Development staff by developing efficient XQuery code to access and manipulate database objects as projected in functional requirements
  • Responsible for creating Forests and Replicas
  • Responsible for configuring and maintaining database replication
  • Responsible for creating Corb and maintaining Corb scripts
  • Responsible for updating XQSync property files and transferring data between MarkLogic databases
  • Responsible for assisting developers with all of the above
  • Responsible for assisting the production DBAs with their tasks
  • Responsible for developing Gradle tasks and implementing Gradle

Required skills and experience include

  • 4 years MarkLogic (or other NoSQL Database) Server development / administration experience on a large data system
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; AND
  • Minimum of two years of information technology experience involving the analysis, design and maintenance of databases
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and / or training may be considered
  • Support application programmers and testers in the testing of database applications
  • Provide technical assistance to other team members
  • Create cleanup processes as requested by the development staff
  • Investigate and resolve technical matters of significance within databases by analyzing and researching possible causes and making appropriate corrections to ensure stake holder satisfaction
  • Administrative experience with MarkLogic Server or other NoSQL database
  • Have familiarity with Linux/Unix administrative commands
  • MarkLogic (or other NoSQL Database) Server cluster experience
  • This position requires that the candidate possess a Top Secret level security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Polygraph

Preferred skills

  • Advanced working knowledge of MarkLogic 8.0.x preferred

EEO Statement

At Spry, we believe talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. We are committed to crafting a diverse and inclusive workplace that endorses engagement, creativity, quality and innovation.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, we evaluate qualified candidates in full consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other protected status.


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