Oracle Database Administrator

BAE Systems
England, Yeovil, Somerset / England, Lancashire, Preston
13 Sep 2019
27 Sep 2019
Jamie Meurs
Job Type

Oracle Database Administrator

We currently have a vacancy for an Oracle Database Administrator working within the Infrastructure Services Competency Centre (ISCC) based at either our site in Samlesbury or Yeovil Site.

As an Oracle Database Administrator you will work with bespoke individual IT systems which are managed using an ITIL Framework and you will be responsible for the investigation of arising issues and resolving these against the defined Service Level Agreements. As well as day to day monitoring of these systems (including patching), you will be expected to act as a Subject Matter Expert to projects within IM&T at BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as an Oracle Database Administrator will involve:

Patching Management of IM&T Oracle estate

Daily checks of systems to ensure stability of services (backups etc.)

Work with other members of the ISCC to transition legacy version to newer supported versions of Oracle.

Identify and resolve issues with applications using database management software and tools to collect agreed performance statistics and carries out agreed applications maintenance tasks.

Works well under direction able to identify and resolve complex problems and assignments and understand when issues should be escalated to a higher level

Provide an interface to and influence department/project team members and the ability to make decisions that may influence the work assigned to individuals or phases of projects

Performs a broad range of work, sometimes complex and non-routine in a variety of environments but applies a methodical approach to problem definition and resolution

Take the initiative in identifying and negotiating appropriate personal development opportunities and demonstrates effective communication skills

Plans, schedules and monitors own work (and that of others where applicable) competently within limited deadlines and according to relevant legislation and procedures

Understands and uses appropriate methods, tools and applications and demonstrates an analytical and systematic approach to problem solving

Absorbs and applies technical information and works to required standards

Appreciates the wider field of information systems, and how own role relates to other roles and to the business of the employer or client

Your skills and qualifications as an Oracle Database Administrator

Degree or Equivalent within IT

Working knowledge of the installation and setup of database instances in order to support customers is essential

Experience with Oracle on both Windows and Linux would be advantageous.

Experience of Using Oracle versions V10 to V19 database management system software and tools to collect agreed performance statistics

Carry out agreed database maintenance (using Oracle toolsets) and administration tasks for both legacy and future projects

Experience in designing and implementing Oracle systems to a specific set of requirements

Working Knowledge of RMAN systems

Oracle licencing understanding would be advantageous

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess an adaptable and flexible approach to your work, with the ability to produce innovative and dynamic solutions for a range of products. You must also be organised, and able to work to specific project timescales

Location: Samlesbury or Yeovil

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company's international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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