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Oracle Database Administrator

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Recruiter: Leidos
Listed on: 22nd May
Location: Farnborough
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Job Description:

Are you an operational Oracle Database Administrator with a passion for technology and enjoy working in a fast paced environment? Would you like to be part of a growing team of like-minded professionals?

We have an exciting opportunity for an operational Oracle DBA to join a professional team and contribute on critical database development projects. 

(Please note that due to the nature of this role the succesful candidate will be required to achieve DV level Security clearance)

This is a full time, permanent position.

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defence, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.


As a Database Administrator, you will be one of the key members of the Database Administration team, managing a large and varied collection of Oracle Servers, providing support to day-to-day critical business activities.

The successful applicant will:

  • Maintain smooth operation and implement changes following best practice;
  • Implement and maintain backup and recovery solutions to support RPO and RTO Objectives;
  • Provide accurate estimates for their own work;
  • Understand and apply a formal quality approach;
  • Analyse customers' incident and problem tickets within strict Service Levels;
  • Liaise with customers and other third parties to ensure that their requirements meet your development in the most efficient and cost-effective manner;
  • Liaise with internal Change and Release Management functions to enable the smooth transition of solutions from test and Pre-Production into Production;
  • Produce both customer-facing and internal knowledge base documentation as required in line with company and customer standards;
  • Participate in and facilitate knowledge sharing between Support, Development and Service Delivery functions;
  • Act as the technical lead in the resolution of customers' major incidents.

Leidos strives to be a recognised global leader in solving important problems in national, security, health and infrastructure. What you do, where you work, and who's on your team are important. After all, you spend a lot of your time and energy at work. Leidos employees are smart people focused on solving the world's most-daunting challenges. The work requires insight, ingenuity, and commitment to the field.


We are looking for a dynamic individual with experience in operational DB2 and Oracle Database administration. You will be self-motivated and able to multi-task in line with customer SLAs. You must be comfortable speaking at a technical level to teams and have strong written and verbal communication skills.

You will have:

  • 2+ years of solid experience as an operational DB2 DBA;
  • 2+ years of solid experience as an operational Oracle DBA;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Oracle 10g/11g/12c Database administration;
  • Practical knowledge and experience of High Availability solutions within Oracle;
  • Proficient knowledge of Oracle Database design and database server infrastructure;
  • General knowledge of Windows Server, Unix and Linux environments;
  • General security awareness;
  • Solid experience of query performance tuning;
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of staff within the organisation and customer;
  • Excellent organisational skills and an eye for detail;
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, pressurised environment;
  • Analysis and solving of Incidents and Problems;
  • Experience of working within a quality environment;
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.

It would also be beneficial if you had:

  • Knowledge of alternative platforms such as MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL and DB2;
  • Experience with PowerShell and/or Bash Scripting;
  • Experience or knowledge with Cloud technology, specifically AWS and Azure.


At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:

  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
  • Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)

If you are interested in applying for this role please click the APPLY button below.

Our company headquarters is located in Reston, Virginia. Outside of the United States, we operate in 30 countries around the world with more than 2,000 employees in global locations. Our largest concentrations are in Australia and the United Kingdom where we continue to expand our local footprint.

Contact Name:
Reference: TJ/9466/LD220520
Job ID: 2827422

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