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Job #: R-00097602
Location: Farnborough, HAM
Category: Database Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance Required: UK - SC


Job Description:

Operational SQL Database Administrator 
Programme: MPS

Salary - potential to increase with truly exceptional performance at assessment


Are you an Operational SQL 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 enthusiastic and motivated Operational SQL Database Administrator, with Cloud Knowledge and Experience, 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.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

The role provides predominantly remote Database Support with occasional on-site requirements. There is also a requirement to provide out of hours on call support on a rotational basis. You will also 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.  

This is a full time, permanent position with Hybrid and Remote working opportunities.

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 a prominent member of the Company’s Database Administration team, managing Databases across our National Security portfolio, 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;

  • Analyse customers’ incident and problem tickets within strict Service Levels;

  • Liaise with Senior Internal Stakeholders, Clients and other third parties to ensure that their requirements meet your development in the most efficient and cost-effective manner;

  • Liaise with Change and Release Management functions to enable the smooth transition of solutions from Test and Pre-Production into Production;

  • Provide accurate estimates for their own work;

  • Understand and apply a formal quality approach;

  • 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;

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 SQL Database administration who has a knowledge and understanding of Cloud Technology. 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 technical and non-technical teams and have strong written and verbal communication skills.

You will have:

  • Solid experience as an Operational DBA (Preferably SQL Server);

  • Deep knowledge of Database Administration;

  • Experience and/or Knowledge with Cloud technology (Preferably Azure);

  • Experience and/or Knowledge of Data Pipelines and ETL/ELT process;

  • Practical knowledge and experience of database High Availability solutions;

  • Proficient knowledge of Database Design and Database Server Infrastructure;

  • General knowledge of Windows Server, Unix and Linux environments;

  • General Security Awareness & Understanding;

  • Experience of Database Migrations;

  • Experience of Query Performance Tuning;

  • Excellent Communication Skills with all levels of staff both internal and external stakeholders;

  • Excellent organisational skills and a keen eye for detail;

  • Ability to pick up and learn new technologies quickly;

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, pressured environment;

  • Analysis and solving of Incidents and Problems;

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.

What 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  

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 

Who We Are: 

Leidos UK & EUROPE – We work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.

Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

Pay Range:

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.

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