3rd Line Oracle DBA (Database Administrator)
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At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. https://www.leidos.com/company/global/uk-europe
Are you ready for your next career challenge?
We are looking for and enthusiastic and motivated third line Oracle Database Administrator, with high levels of security clearance, to join our growing team of IT experts in delivering high quality IT services to our government and commercial customers. We love to work with people who have a passion for technology and the possibilities it offers. You will be self-motivated and be able to work autonomously to achieve day to day objectives with significant results on project or operational deliverables, whilst also owning a variety of activities ensuring compliance with project milestones and customer KPI’s and SLA’s. You must be an effective communicator, comfortable directly engaging with customers and colleagues. You will also demonstrate an analytical and systematic approach to technical challenges.
We operate a high paced and exciting collaborative working environment where the work you do is normally customer facing and has demonstrable real world impact. As such we value our staff highly and are committed to training, career development and providing opportunities to progress.
You will be providing enterprise operational database support and maintenance services to a complex range of imagery and geospatial system capabilities in a high availability operational environment. This role is within the live support team and primarily covers the maintenance of Oracle database systems and to a lesser extent MSSQL & POSTGRES databases in a predominantly windows environment across a multisite enterprise solution and involvement\support where these databases interact or provide services to the wider software solution. This includes the maintenance and updates to Data Models and Data Definition Language as well as responsibility for database integrity.
You will need a thorough understanding of Oracle databases and to a lesser extent MSSQL and other database products. Highly advantageous would be any experience with Geo-spatial products such as ArcGIS, Arc Server and Arc SDE environments. The role includes support to ClearCase and ClearQuest software and patch fixes. This is a complex and challenging role that will be highly rewarding, with extensive communication and interfacing requirements with multiple providers, agencies and Customer organisations.
The role also includes providing remote and on-site support. There is also a requirement to provide out of hours on call support from time to time. You will be expected to contribute towards the creation and ongoing maintenance of technical documentation and, while primarily supporting the operational service, also be able to provide material to support change projects if required.
Ideally, you will have:
Experience in an ITILv3 support enterprise environment.
Oracle DBA (10g\11g) experience in an Operational Support environment.
Knowledge of the change and operational release cycle, including Systems Integration, Development and Test.
Experience of IT architectures and the application of Software/Systems engineering principles within a secure IT environment.
A history as a proactive ‘self-starter’, able to respond to complex situations with little oversight and asking for support from other technical experts as required.
Experience with Oracle 12c support, Windows Server, VMWare environments, WebSphere and JBOSS Applications
Any experience in working in a Defence environment, and/or with imagery and geospatial tooling and datasets would be highly desirable but is not essential.
Occasional travel to other Leidos and customer sites may be required. Keeping an eye on the technology landscape is essential, too – identification of new and relevant technologies to solve problems and make improvements is part of the job. We believe innovation is the lifeblood of customer value – we are all catalysts for innovation and improvement and committed to continuous improvement in everything we do.
To work with our talented team and our customers you would need to be able to achieve a high level of security clearance.
What do we do for you?
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, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)
• Dynamic Working: https://www.leidos.com/sites/g/files/zoouby166/files/2019-11/PDF-Dynamic-Working-Leidos-UK.pdf
Commitment to Diversity
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.