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Database Administrator Fort Collins, CO (ID# 13157)


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is the premier federal agency charged with protecting and enhancing America's treasured fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. USFWS works for the perpetuation of diverse and abundant wildlife because biodiversity is essential to maintaining the health of our environment, our families, and our economy.

USFWS maintains a network of public lands totaling upwards of 150 million acres split in to eight geographic regions and nearly 700 field stations.

CNT is looking to fill the position of a senior Linux Systems / Database Administrator to join its current Systems Team which supports a small group of developers and a larger user base. The selected individual will need to have proven experience in performing Linux Administration at an expert level.  Experience with OpenShift will be a great plus for this position.  FWS uses Postgres for its database and experience with Postgres or a similar enterprise database is also required. This individual is expected to have the ability to mentor and assist team members and also work well within the team.


  • Superior Linux Systems Administration skills – proven including in depth knowledge of
  • Networking principles
  • Configuration management using an automated tool (CFengine, Ansible)
  • Kerberos
  • OpenSSL
  • Enterprise Database (Postgres) – proven
  • NFS
  • OpenShift
  • VMware
  • Familiarity with container and cloud technologies
  • Good prioritization and time management skills
  • Apache and Tomcat configuration experience
  • Experience in a Dev OPS environment
  • Familiarity with source repository software (SVN, Git, Bitbucket)
  • Experience with introduction of automation to processes
  • Foreman / Satellite experience
  • Passionate about defining processes and documenting
  • Splunk


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or technically related field, or equivalent education/experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of technical experience

ABOUT CHEROKEE NATION: Building, Solving, Serving

Cherokee Nation is the largest federally recognized tribe in the United States. The tribal government works to build an economic footprint that makes local and regional economies flourish. One of the drivers of Cherokee Nation’s prosperity and stability is Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB), the independent holding company that builds the tribe’s diverse economic portfolio.

For the past 50 years, CNB has operated companies serving a wide variety of industries. Whether it’s hospitality and gaming or providing strategic services to the federal government, CNB blends its heritage of ingenuity with modern business experience to build strategic business solutions, solve complex challenges and serve clients around the world.

In 2017, CNB generated more than $1 billion in revenue and has more 6,500 employees across the globe. Each year, 100 percent of its profits are reinvested in strengthening local communities and growing the economy through commerce and job creation.

CNB is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla. and has regional offices in the following locations:

  • Columbia, Maryland
  • Crystal City, Virginia
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Ft. Collins, Colorado
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Shirley, Massachusetts
  • Tampa, Florida

Federal contracting has become a core competency of CNB over the past six years. CNB has 30 active companies who market to the federal government focusing on six service lines; technology, health sciences, consulting, environmental and construction, engineering and manufacturing and distribution and logistics.

Since 2012, these companies have won more than $3.15 billion in federal contracting dollars and have served more than 60 federal agencies.


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