Database Administrator at Oceaneering (Baltimore, MD)

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Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) performs a wide range of engineering services and products for unique marine systems for military and commercial customers. OTECH innovates wherever practical rather than inventing making it "faster to field" than others in its industry; the typical development/delivery cycle for complex mechanical, hydraulic, electrical systems is often completed in 12-15 months. Technical capabilities span the entire engineering spectrum. These skills have been demonstrated in successfully delivered systems, including Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs); Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs); saturation diving systems; surface and sub-surface vehicle launch and recovery systems; advanced offshore cranes; and life support systems.

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Position Summary

The Database Administrator has primary responsibility for the design and maintenance of spatial and tabular databases of the GIS and other systems. The Database Administrator must be familiar with GIS operations and how they differ from other IT systems, and how those differences affect system usage and administration in a stand-alone environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Architect databases storing GIS information to support quick retrieval of data and products.
  • Modernize GIS databases while supporting legacy data.
  • Coordinate with IT and Security personnel.
  • Create, maintain and improve documentation and database maintenance procedures
  • Develop and communicate DB best-practices and procedure
  • Identify, assess and implement improvements to processes and technologies to deliver a better product
  • Conducts performance tuning of indexes and databases in general.
  • Reviews database design and integration of systems, makes recommendations regarding enhancements and/or improvements.
  • Understand linkages between multiple SQL databases used for different functions or users.
  • Support data ingest from existing DBs and flat files into SQL Database.
  • Setup permissions at Database, Table and Record level with support from IT group.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Science, GIS, Computer Science or related field with at least 2 years verifiable experience as a database administration professional (preferably in support of federal government programs). OR at least 5 years experience in lieu of degree.
  • Ability to coordinate with IT, Software, and Security professionals is critical.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain security clearance.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain Security+ Certification.
  • Experience with SQL, Python, File Databases, Personal Geodatabases
  • Ability to solve problems with minimal support.
  • Ability to import and convert multiple data formats.
  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Experience with ESRI ArcMap, ArcPro and/or Portal.
  • Experience with Geospatial Databases
  • Familiar with limitation of working on a closed network.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Closing Statement

AdTech COVID Vaccine Requirement:

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. Oceaneering joins the federal government in its effort to decrease the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, decrease worker absence, reduce labor costs, and improve the efficiency of work performed for the federal government.

As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective January 18, 2022, all new Oceaneering employees supporting federal government contracts must be fully vaccinated before their start date, except in the limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to a medical or religious accommodation. Unless entitled to an accommodation, applicants selected for hire must provide a copy of their COVID vaccination card.
More Information on Oceaneering
Oceaneering operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. Oceaneering was founded in 1964. It has 11000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Days. To see all 54 open jobs at Oceaneering, click here.
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