Database Architect, Journeyman (1350)

Database Architect, Journeyman (1350) |


~~~ This position is contingent pending Contract Award. ~~~

Referral Eligible  


Zapata Technology is seeking a skilled and motivated Database Architect, Journeyman level, to be part of a team focused on systems engineering support to the U.S. Army's cloud modernization efforts, including platform engineering, systems architecture, and security engineering, with a focus on automation to minimize manual labor. 

Multiple positions are available.

Check out the details below and our awesome benefits here 

Job Qualifications: 

Qualifications and Skills include: 

1. AWS Cloud Platform: In-depth knowledge of AWS services, including:

  • Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service)
  •  Amazon Auroran DynamoDB
  •  Amazon DocumentDB
  •  Amazon Redshift

2. Database Management Systems: Experience with various database management systems, including:

  • Relational databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle)
  •  NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDBa)
  •  Cloud-native databases (e.g., AWS Aurora, Google Cloud Spanner)

3. Cloud Database Migration: Knowledge of cloud database migration strategies, including:

  • Assessment and planning
  •  Data migration and integration
  •  Database schema conversion
  •  Performance optimization and tuning

4. Cloud Security and Compliance: Understanding of cloud security and compliance frameworks, including:

  • AWS Well-Architeched Framework
  •  NIST Cybersecurity Framework

5. Cloud Cost Optimization: Knowledge of cloud cost optimization techniques, including:

  • Reserved Instance (RI) management
  •  Spot Instance management
  •  Cost allocation and tagging

6. Cloud Architecture and Design: Experience with cloud architecture and design principles, including:

  • Cloud-native application design
  •  Microservices architecture
  •  Serverless computing

7. Automation and Scripting: Knowledge of automation and scripting tools, including:

  • AWS CloudFormation
  •  AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)
  •  Ansible
  •  Terraform

Certifications:   IAT-II (includes Security+CE)

Minimum Years of Relevant Experience: 5-7 years relevant experience. 

Education Level & Degree Required: 

  • Strongly desired: Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science, Mathematics, or other Engineering or Technical discipline. 

Working Conditions: 

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.  


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: 

Full time position  


Clearance Type:  

Requires a current Top Secret / SCI clearance. Employment is contingent on having or obtaining the required active security clearance or successfully passing the required background check, as well as other factors, including, but not limited to, drug screens.  


AAP/EEO Statement: 

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 


Zapata Technology, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation to applicants who are veterans or who have disabilities and are unable to fully use our company application system. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Christina Hall, EEO Coordinator at