Oracle Database Administrator

General Dynamics San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 1 week ago

Responsibilities for this Position

Oracle Database Administrator

Job ID: 2023-58578

USA-TX-San Antonio

Required Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements

Posted Date: 1/17/2023

Category: Information Technology

Employment Type: Full Time

Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

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.

Clearance Requirements:

This position requires a minimum of an active TS/SCI clearance. Must be willing and able to obtain a 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 nations 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.


  • Ability to act with little daily instruction on tasks of diverse scope using a seasoned professional understanding of the database administration discipline

  • Exhibits proficient knowledge on database technologies, operating systems, best practices, and industry trends including database design, configuration, tuning, and support

  • Proficient knowledge of SQL and SQL query tuning techniques

  • Proficient experience developing solutions to a variety of challenging problems of broader scope and complexity

  • Prior work experience as a Database Administrator or equivalent planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and optimizing database systems

  • Has ability to analyze situations, alternatives, proposals, designs, architectures, risks, data, systems, and constructs

  • Proficient understanding of solutions development methodologies (e.g. DevOps, Agile, Software Development Lifecycle, etc.)

  • Solid presentation skills

  • Clear & concise oral & written communication skills

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we rise to the challenge each day to ensure the safety of those that lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We do this by making the worlds most advanced defense platforms even smarter. Our engineers redefine whats possible and our manufacturing team brings it to life, building the brains behind the brawn on submarines, ships, combat vehicles, aircraft, satellites, and other advanced systems.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with this shared sense of purpose, committed to a diverse and exciting employee experience that drives innovation and creates a community where all feel welcome and a part of something amazing.

We offer highly competitive benefits and a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. To see more about our benefits, visit

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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