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Job #: R-00027923
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Database Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation is seeking a Senior Database Administrator in Bethesda, MD


Perform database administrator tasks including analyze, develop and maintain complex OLTP Oracle 12c/18c backend databases in support of the various business applications

Continually investigate methods to improve database reliability and performance both on premise and AWS

Provide input on capacity planning, high availability solutions and upgrade strategies

Proactive Database performance monitoring

Database performance 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

Demonstrate technical leadership and mentor junior DBAs

Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems

Communicate with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security


Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent work experience

15+ years of Oracle DBA (Production) experience on UNIX and/or LINUX systems

At least 8 years of experience with implementations, upgrades, conversions and consolidation projects with Oracle databases

Solid knowledge of Oracle 11g/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

Experience with Oracle Server on-premise and AWS RDS DB. (PostgreSQL, SQL Server DB and NOSQL is nice to have)

Experience in tuning/AWR/ADDM/SQLT, STATSPACK and monitoring tools like OEM

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 PL/SQL, Ksh, Bsh, Csh, Python and automation tools such as Ansible

Must have excellent communications and documentation skills

Understanding of Change and Incident Management processes

Experience in Federal Grants Management is a plus

Oracle Database Administrator Certifications

Relevant AWS certification preferred


Must be able to obtain a Public Trust


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Database Management


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

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