Full Job Description
Leidos currently has an opening for a Database Administrator supporting a customized enterprise management application that manages curriculum design, forecasting, student registration, scheduling, instructor management, housing, financial management and comprehensive reporting. The system uses Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases. as well as standardized products including Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Linux Server, and VMWare operating systems.
Install, upgrade, and perform regular patch management of database management software components
Provide analysis, design, development, and deployment support for customer database requirements
Maintain full operational capability of Oracle (12c/18c) and Microsoft SQL Server (>= 2016) backend databases in support of the various business applications
Manage database access, including user, role, profile, and object-level permissions
Perform baseline and continuous hardening for Oracle and SQL Server databases according to industry and U.S. Government security controls, and best practices
Manage database auditing, to include daily review of audit reports
Continually investigate methods to improve database reliability and performance
Provide input on capacity planning, high availability solutions and upgrade strategies
Proactive database performance monitoring, tuning and best practices implementation
Provide support and guidance to application developers with SQL tuning, data modeling and physical database design
Enforce and document database policies, procedures and standards, ensuring that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly
Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems. Be available for after-hours maintenance activities
Communicate with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security
Diagnose and troubleshoot database errors
Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards
Create and manage repeating, automated database tasks.
Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent work experience and 4 - 8 years of relevant experience.
Strong, hands-on production-level Oracle DBA experience on Unix/LINUX systems
Solid production-level SQL Server DBA experience
Thorough database high availability and replication experience using utilities such as Oracle RAC, Data Guard, Data Pump, etc.
Excellent experience with database design, creation, upgrade
Solid knowledge of Oracle 12c and technical database concepts, such as: logical relational data modeling, physical data modeling, tuning large instances, resource management, data replication and backup/recovery techniques.
Knowledge of heterogeneous database gateways, esp. between Oracle and SQL Server databases
Experience in Oracle database tuning and SQL optimization using Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, AWR/ADDM, etc.
Ability to develop key performance metrics
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to effectively troubleshoot, resolve, or escalate problems
Experience with automating database tasks using T/SQL, PL/SQL, Python, ksh, bash, csh, and (Windows) PowerShell scripting, and other automation utilities
Must have excellent communications and documentation skills
Understanding of Change and Incident Management processes, including
Subversion revision control
Oracle Database Administrator Certifications
Relevant AWS certification preferred
External Referral Bonus:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.
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