Database/Data Governance Admin (secret clearance) in Morgantown, WV at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 3/26/2024

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Job Description

Requires at least an interim secret clearance, active secret clearance is preferred. Hybrid onsite in Bedford, MA. Must live in a commutable distance.  

Our client is actively seeking a Senior Data Governance Systems Administrator who can design and implement data administration policies, models and standards. This also includes the implementation of the entire data governance program and serve as the escalation points for resolving all data related conflicts. Functionally, a data admin is responsible for processing and transforming data into the best data models. Data governance responsibilities include establishing the infrastructure and technology, setting up and maintaining the processes and policies, and identifying the individuals (or positions) within an organization that have both the authority and responsibility for handling and safeguarding specific types of data.

Due to federal security clearance requirements, applicant must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident with an active or interim Public Trust clearance.  


  • Implementing changes in database operations and ensuring data is readily available to end-users
  • Minimizing downtime of databases and ensuring data provided is accurate
  • Managing database access and keeping stored data up-to-date
  • Providing training, feedback, and support to users on the usage of data provided
  • Ensuring that the database is adequately backed up so that vital information can be retrieved in case of accidental loss or security breach
  • Monitoring performance and providing information on ways to improve the authenticity and security of data
  • Maintaining the efficiency of the database by providing regular checks and data updates

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency in database management systems (DBMS), including tasks such as installation, configuration, backup and recovery, performance tuning, and security management. This includes both relational (e.g., SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra).
  • Expertise in data governance software or platforms like Collibra, Alation, or Informatica.
  • Ability to manage metadata repositories, ensuring metadata is accurately captured, cataloged, and linked to data assets within the organization
  • Proficient in implementing and managing access controls, data security measures, and role-based permissions within data governance systems to protect sensitive data.
  • Knowledge of integration techniques, ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes, and data connectors to integrate the data governance system with various data sources and other IT systems.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell) to automate routine tasks, such as data imports, system monitoring, and reporting.
  • Skills in monitoring the performance and health of data governance systems, diagnosing and resolving technical issues, and implementing proactive measures to prevent downtime.
  • Establishing and maintaining backup and recovery strategies for data governance systems to ensure data availability and business continuity.
  • Experience in data migration projects, including data mapping, transformation, and ensuring data integrity during migration processes.
  • Using version control systems (e.g., Git) to manage configuration changes, code customizations, and configurations for data governance software.
  • Understanding of cloud-based infrastructure (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and the ability to deploy and manage data governance systems in cloud environments.
  • Knowledge of server operating systems (e.g., Linux, Windows) and server administration tasks, including patch management and system monitoring.
  • Proficiency in collaboration tools (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Slack) to facilitate communication and collaboration among data governance stakeholders.
  • Understanding of network configurations and security protocols to ensure data governance systems are securely accessible within the organization.
  • Continuously optimizing data governance systems for performance, scalability, and resource utilization.
  • Awareness of data governance regulations (e.g., GDPR, CCPA) and the ability to configure systems to support compliance efforts.
  • Providing training and technical support to data governance users, ensuring they can effectively use the system.
  • Maintaining comprehensive documentation of system configurations, procedures, and best practices. 
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Must have an Active Secret Clearance.
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other Technical discipline required (Must have Degree)
  • A minimum of 8 years equivalent work experience is required. 
  • Relevant certifications, such as Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), are a plus.
Skills, experience, and other compensable factors will be considered when determining pay rate. The pay range provided in this posting reflects a W2 hourly rate; other employment options may be available that may result in pay outside of the provided range. 
W2 employees of Eliassen Group who are regularly scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week are eligible for the following benefits: medical (choice of 3 plans), dental, vision, pre-tax accounts, other voluntary benefits including life and disability insurance, 401(k) with match, and sick time if required by law in the worked-in state/locality. 

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Job ID: 383627

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group is a leading strategic consulting company that provides business and IT services for our clients as they seek to transform and execute strategies that will drive exceptional outcomes. Leveraging over 30 years of success, we focus on professional services, talent solutions, and life sciences. Eliassen Group offers local community presence and deep networks. We are committed to positively impacting the lives of our employees, clients, consultants, and the communities in which we operate.

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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