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United Airlines Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Houston, Texas

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Job overview and responsibilities

As a Senior Oracle DBA - you’ll work closely with a highly talented team of Oracle DBA’s in the design, implementation, and support of enterprise standard databases based on business area requirements. You’ll drive the identification, definition, and implementation of database backup/recovery and security strategies along with leading projects. Install and support DBMS (Database Management Systems) software and tools. Plus you’ll be responsible for various database activities, which includes monitoring, tuning, capacity, troubleshooting, and consulting.

  • Translate a logical data model or user specifications into a physical design

  • Ensure detailed physical design of data structures and database compiles with enterprise standards, guidelines, procedures, and processes

  • Create physical database structures based on physical design for development, test, and production environments

  • Coordinate with systems engineers to configure servers for DBMS product installation and database creation

  • Provide on-site, and on-call 7x24x365 support, as needed

  • Implement monitoring procedures to maximize availability and performance of the database, while meeting defined SLA's

  • Investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve database problems

  • Lead in Identifying, defining and implementing database backup / recovery and security strategies

  • Oversees and sets DBMS platform performance and availability improvements measures based on metric analysis

  • Duties may include leading highly complex capacity planning, workload modeling, system maintenance/ administration, and diagnostics

  • Working with the various application teams on supporting and implementing application changes, database enhancements, and database production support, including incident, problem and change management.

  • This position will align with the portfolio application development teams to deliver best-in-class database to achieve business goals.


  • BS/BA (Preferably in Information Technology or Business) and/or equivalent experience, education and/or training

  • Effective communication skills (Verbal and Written)

  • Teamwork, involves working well in a collaborative setting

  • Technical Expertise

  • Dedication

  • Flexibility

  • Problem Solving

  • Self-Development

  • Task Management

  • 5+ years applicable experience in the design/administration/ support of one or more DBMS platforms, primarily in Oracle RDBMS space.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position.


  • In depth experience in the design, administration, implementation, and support of a database using Oracle RAC, Data Guard, Oracle 12c, OEM 13c required and Golden Gate experience

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled