Leidos are 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.
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 operational SQL DBA to join a professional team and contribute on critical database development projects.
(Please note that due to the nature of this role the successful candidate will be required to achieve DV level Security clearance)
This is a full time, permanent position.
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.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
As a 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.
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.
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.
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 ;
Experience with PowerShell and/or Bash Scripting;
Experience or knowledge with Cloud technology, specifically AWS and Azure.
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, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)
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Our company headquarters is located in Reston, Virginia. Outside of the United States, we operate in 30 countries around the world with more than 2,000 employees in global locations. Our largest concentrations are in Australia and the United Kingdom where we continue to expand our local footprint.
Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Pay and Benefits
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.
Securing Your Data
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Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.