SQL Database Administrator
As a SQL Database Administrator, you will be one of the key members of the Database Administration team, managing a large and varied collection of SQL Servers, providing support to day-to-day critical business activities here at Leidos.
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.
Are you ready for your next career challenge?
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.
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.
WHO DO WE NEED?
We are looking for a dynamic individual with experience in operational SQL 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 SQL DBA;
Demonstrable knowledge of SQL Database administration;
Practical knowledge and experience of High Availability solutions within SQL;
Proficient knowledge of SQL 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 Oracle, DB2 and PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MySQL, or MongoDB
Experience with PowerShell and/or Bash Scripting;
Experience or knowledge with Cloud technology, specifically AWS and Azure.
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)
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.
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.
Working together as Team Leidos we are helping to transform the UK's defence supply chain by providing an integration of a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems that will deliver one version of the truth. For the first time, the MOD will see the whole picture, as it is happening.
What Makes Us Different:
Purpose: you can use your passion and abilities at Leidos to keep the people you care about safe. We are at the forefront of machine learning, AI, cyber security and solutions. Using your skills in the technology frontline by helping to build a safer world. You can inspire change.
Collaboration: having flexibility to do your job is one of our core benefits, enabling you to become part of our extraordinary team. We have been empowering our people to work flexibly for years. Whether you work from home, the office or on customer sites, we will give you the digital tools and the flexibility to work smarter and align your needs and ours.
People: Leidos empowers people from every background to be themselves and gives you the tools to learn new skills by enabling growth whilst developing. We believe that extraordinary people need opportunities to grow, to be inspired and to inspire others. At Leidos, we invest in technical academies, career rotations and a career development plans that that enhance your future.
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.