• Oracle Database Administrator

    Posted Date 1 week ago(9/10/2019 2:21 PM)
    Job Location
    USA-TX-San Antonio
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI with Polygraph, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology/related discipline is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.



    • A moderate level of knowledge of UNIX and RedHat Linux operating systems
    • An intermediate level of knowledge or higher of the Oracle RDBMS as it pertains to the duties and responsibilities listed above
    • Moderate level of experience using Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN)
    • Experience using Linux Dump and Restore with tape device



    • The ability to script in C, Bourne or Korn shells
    • Moderate level of experience using Oracle Golden Gate
    • A thorough knowledge and understanding of Oracle Label Security (OLS)
    • An intermediate level of knowledge or higher of the Apache web server functionality and configuration
    • An intermediate level of knowledge building and maintaining Storage Area Network (SAN)
    • Moderate level of experience with system networking to include knowledge of routers and switches

    Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Must be willing and able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance and  polygraph within a reasonable amount of time after hire, with acceptable timing determined by manager. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Oracle Database Administrator in the San Antonio, TX area.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    • Demonstrate an understanding of PL/SQL constructs (triggers, functions, packages, procedures) and their processing
    • Create, alter, and drop database users
    • Monitor and audit web server and database access
    • Develop and implement a strategy for managing security (roles, privileges, authentication)
    • Perform daily web and database server backups
    • Perform daily server health checks and log findings
    • Allocate and manage physical storage structures (e.g. datafiles, redo logs, control files)
    • Troubleshoot and resolve web and database server issues
    • Troubleshoot and resolve user connection problems
    • Troubleshoot database application issues to include reviewing applicable error logs on both web and database servers
    • Diagnose and resolve locking conflicts
    • Performance tuning
    • Use data dictionary tables and views
    • Demonstrate and understanding of the capabilities of the underlying operating system as it relates to the Oracle database and and/or any supported optional products
    • Perform complete system shutdown and startup as required
    • Track database metrics and provide to management upon request



    It is critical that the person filling this position be able to complete projects independently and with little or no supervision. However, because of the nature of the DBA position, the ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts is critical. Also, when the times call for it, working as part of a team is essential to the overall success of our contract. Individuals must be self motivated, eager to learn, and have the ability to take the good with the bad as well as affectively deal with heightened stressful situations.


    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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