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Los Alamos National Laboratory Database Administrator 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The selected candidate will be an Oracle Database Administrator within the Infrastructure Services team. This team is one of three database administration teams within the Software and Applications Engineering Division (SAE), Enterprise Applications and Database Services Group (SAE-3). This group provides database, middleware, and application administration, as well as reporting and analytics and application security services for LANL business systems and other mission related applications. These systems support core business services, manufacturing, nuclear waste processing, data warehousing, training, facilities management, etc. This team is involved in the entire software lifecycle of the systems they support.

This position will be filled at the Database Administrator 2 level.

Database Administrator 2 ($75,400 - $122,900)

The successful candidate will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Create and maintain new documentation as it relates to the database environment

  • Provide operational support for Oracle databases, including managing back-ups

  • Own, track, and resolve database related incidents and requests

  • Effectively communicate with the team and others

  • Follow established security and integrity controls

  • Participate in an on-call rotation to support after hour issues and planned work

  • Receive training and active mentoring from more experienced DBAs will be provided in all of these areas to candidates with limited experience that have recently completed a bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field

  • Apply full understanding of the Oracle Database Administration field plus working knowledge of other related IT fields, such as software engineering, Linux system administration, and networking to meet customer needs

  • Troubleshoot issues across the stack that affect the database, including network and infrastructure related issues

  • Collaborate with systems analysts, developers, system administrators, and senior Oracle DBA’s, as needed, to design Oracle database technical solutions that meet business data requirements

  • Translate technical terms to layperson's terms and present them to audiences outside of technical organizations

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Experience with:

  • Relational database knowledge including installing, configuring, and maintaining Oracle 12c or higher databases on Linux or similar OS (including production and non-production environments)

  • Working understanding of Oracle Relational Database management concepts - Backup, recovery, monitoring, tuning, troubleshooting, diagnosing, patching, design

  • Linux or Unix (exposure in school or work environment)

  • Bash or Korn shell scripting (exposure in school or work environment)

  • Oracle SQLPlus and PL/SQL (exposure in school or work environment)

  • Maintaining security and integrity controls within Oracle database systems

  • Assisting with the definition and implementation of standards, operational support procedures and enhancements to security, performance and reliability for Oracle databases

  • Working independently to determine the approach, plan the schedule and manage own activities in accomplishing objectives

  • Providing limited technical direction and/or coordinate activities of other less experienced personnel and student interns

  • Knowledge of software development methodologies, tools and processes

  • Ability to partner with customers, and translate technical terms to layperson's terms and present them to audiences outside of the division

  • Ability to review and understand end-to-end work processes

Desired Skills:

  • Experience administering Oracle databases on WINDOWS

  • Familiarity with the Oracle Advanced Security Options

  • Familiarity using OEM, or other COTS products such as Toad, for Oracle database administration and automation

  • Familiarity with NFS and ASM storage

Oracle Database Administrator 2 Education Required:

Position typically requires a bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 4 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferably a BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS or other technical degree with computer emphasis

Location: This position will be part of the Laboratory’s Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory. Employee participation in the Telework Pilot may be shortened or extended at the manager’s discretion. Ability to report on-site is a must for this position.

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Note to Applicants:

  • These positions require a DOE Q clearance access authorization. Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain DOE clearances, which normally requires US citizenship

  • Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the qualifications for this position.

  • Participation in 24X7 on-call rotation required

  • Participation in the Human Reliability Program (HRP) may be required

  • Overtime and working an irregular schedule may be required

Where You Will Work

The Software and Applications Engineering (SAE) Division, provides software and applications development and support, database development and administration, software quality management, and enterprise application consulting. The Enterprise Applications and Database Services Group (SAE-1) within SAE provides database implementation and administration for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Fresquez, Nyleen Kathryn
Email nfresquez@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC91222
Organization Name SAE-3/Software & Applications Engineering - Site Infrastructure & Programs Software
Minimum Salary 77300
Maximum Salary 126000
Req ID: IRC91222
Category: Information Technology