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Principal Database Administrator

Req ID:  34743
Travel:  Less than 10%
Location: 

McLean, VA, US, 22102

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 7 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled

 

Join a team of highly dedicated and professional engineers whose mission is to lead and perform technical functions required to ensure efficient, reliable operation of Intelsat’s database environments. Ensure protection and availability of managed data to support Intelsat’s 24x7 operational and business systems. In addition to support day-to-day operations, candidate will engineer solutions for our complex environment.

 

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Participate in designing, planning, implementing, and administering of Oracle/MS SQL databases at all levels.
  • Proactively monitor and optimize system performance using tuning, optimization, AWR, ASH, and other methods.
  • Maintain database integrity, availability, and restorability
  • Provide on-call support on a rotating basis.
  • Design and architect database solutions and recovery plans to support complex systems.
  • Design Logical / Physical Database structure Layouts.
  • Develop database standards, guidelines, and best practices
  • Perform capacity planning: develop and implement solutions for database and server sizing/capacity and space requirements
  • Promote a collaborative work environment by sharing knowledge through documentation and/or providing training to others in the team.
  • Evaluate and research new database features, versions, and technologies
  • Maintain currency with new release of Oracle/MS SQL, including compatibility issues with operating systems, third party software and utilities.
  • Lead and contribute to design discussions in a cross-functional project setting.
  • Script and/or automate common repeatable tasks.

 

Can you drive these processes?

  • Databases, Operational Support, Automation and Troubleshooting

 

You should definitely have:

 

  • At least 7+years of professional experience performing Oracle database administration
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of Linux and shell scripting
  • Strong experience with SQL and demonstrated ability to develop, validate and tune complex queries
  • Extensive experience in installation, configuration, upgrading and patching of Oracle server software and MS SQL
  • Working experience with OEM (Oracle Enterprise Manager)

 

It would be nice if you had:

  • Proficient with Oracle’s Golden Gate software
  • Experience working with MS SQL replication.
  • Knowledge of Oracle Application Express. 
  • Proficiency with PL/SQL and TSQL.
  • Working experience and knowledge of Partitioning
  • Previous experience supporting COTS applications such as Tableau or SAP Business Objects.

 

What it’s like to work with us:

 

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture

 

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

 

  • This role is subject to ITAR; candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC