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Oracle Database Engineer

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
United Kingdom
Closing date
21 Dec 2022

Job Details

The role works in a DevOps context, so will work across all of the following areas:

  • Delivery of new solutions, upgrades and improvements;
  • Routine operational management of the platform to ensure the security and health of the platform;
  • Service request management;
  • Break-fix as required to ensure that the system is healthy and that we meet our SLAs

The environment is demanding with high expectations for fast turnaround against requests and fault resolution, so we constantly strive to automate the environment to minimise the need for manual intervention. The successful candidate will be able to blend the requirement to define, follow and optimise our service across the domains of people, technology and process.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and implement complex database systems for new projects and deliveries, in partnership with the Database Architect.
  • Delivering against our catalogue of database services
  • Monitoring, optimizing, troubleshooting and performance tuning
  • Planning requirements and storage needs to allow for database growth and shrinkage
  • Delivering our Database service to defined SLAs
  • Developing and maintaining backup and disaster recovery plans
  • Upgrading, patching, and general database maintenance
  • Knowledge sharing and mentoring

Core engineering – mid and top level accountabilities

  • Designs, implements, and documents database implementations, and leads in the construction and maintenance of moderately complex or complex  database systems
  • Overcomes obstacles to deliver quality implementations and service on  time and  to SLA
  • Collaborates and negotiates with all project team members (developers, testers etc)  to maximise the efficiency of the delivery team through an integrated and appropriate DBA services
  • Assist the capacity planning and hardware design for database server(s)
  • Designs and documents, or validates, the data access mechanisms to guarantee that transactions are processed reliably and data is efficiently stored and retrieved  

Expert Technologist accountabilities

  • Recognized as the expert and point of contact for at least one database technology
  • Defines and leads on the implementation and selection of database technology through extensive knowledge across platforms and the various advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Expert in Physical, virtual or Cloud implementations of databases  

Skills and Experience

Install, configure & support of Oracle Database 10g – 11g – 12c

Install, configure & support of IBM DB2 9 – 10 – 11

Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.

Database upgrade planning and execution

Database patching

Experience with backups, restores and recovery models

DB Security design, implementation and monitoring

Application security

Capacity Planning

SQL and PL/SQL troubleshooting, coding and optimization

Understanding of how the underpinning infrastructure (OS, virtual infrastructure, physical infrastructure) impacts Database design and operations – collaboration with teams that manage those areas


Vendor certification

Cloud based administration

Install, configure & support of MS SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2019

Familiar with VMware (Infrastructure 5.5 / 6 / 6.5), AWS / Azure and Clustering services

Familiar with Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, Windows 7, 8.1 &10,

Familiar with Linux RHE or CentOS 6 and 7

Very strong attention to detail.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we believe that digital technology is the key to unlocking our customers’ advantage. By advancing digital technologies, we open doors to worlds of opportunities, together. We work across 6 main areas, Cyber, Defence, Delivery & Advisory, FinCrime, Intelligence and Space. Come visit us at the expo, or our website, to learn more about our opportunities.

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