Alaska Airlines Sr Oracle DBA - Exadata in Seattle, Washington


We're creating an airline people love. It begins with each Alaska Airlines employee, bringing unique strengths and energy to our work in the air and on the ground. Every day, we go beyond what's expected and reach for the remarkable, together.


Role Summary The Sr. Oracle Database Administrator - Exadata will have a primary responsibility for engineering, support and project delivery as it relates to Alaska Air Group's data initiatives. Additionally, this role will be supporting our other Enterprise Oracle implementations that support some of Alaska's most critical systems. A laser focus on performance, stability as well as, participation in the Database Platforms on-call rotation are required for this opportunity.

Scope & Complexity

  • Primary DBA for Exadata support, the Sr. Oracle DBA will be responsible daily oversight, design and partnership with our Data Services team to deliver world class data solutions.

Key Duties

  • Gather input, provide direction, and make strategic decisions to ensure our database infrastructure fits within our vision.

  • Closely partner with different groups within IT as well as business customers in order to clearly understand their requirements, implement technology solutions, and own the resulting systems.

  • Communicate the status of corporate and/or divisional initiatives.

  • Demonstrate expert skills in Leadership, Project Management, Hardware/Software Architecture & Best Practice, Computer Security & Compliance, and Database Architectures (Oracle Enterprise Edition, Oracle RAC),

  • Own at least two of our core database technologies and be responsible for maintaining the vision and overall direction for enterprise database systems (Oracle Enterprise Edition, DataGuard, RMAN, Exadata systems, performance tuning, Oracle backup / recovery, SQL Plus, performance tuning, configuration standards, Grid control etc.)

  • Function as a Project Lead for all necessary database systems.

  • Research, develop, and communicate system roadmaps, opportunities and constraints to IT, as well as the Company.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with Enterprise Architecture, ensuring our forward-looking strategies and roadmaps align.

  • Maintain and report on vendor relationships.

  • Pursue industry leading certifications and training.

  • Represent the team, as well as the manager, at division, business and project meetings.

  • Train and mentor department and team members.

  • Participate in the team on-call rotation.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills Required

  • 10 years of documented IT experience.

  • 5 years of relevant experience with Oracle database management.

  • 2 years of relevant experience with Oracle Exadata Systems.

  • Expertise in Oracle database architecture.

  • Proficient in SQL Plus, Dataguard & RMAN.

  • Expertise in Oracle database backup & recovery.

  • Proficiency in scripting languages (Shell, batch, Power Shell, etc.).

  • Proficient in Oracle performance tuning & diagnostics.

  • Possess and display expert skills in the following areas: technical troubleshooting, vendor management, customer service, communication, and project management.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or a related study, or equivalent experience.

  • Experience with Oracle software patch administration.

  • Experience with database security audits.

  • Professional certification in an applicable technology or project management discipline.

  • Experience providing strong leadership in a number of enterprise systems.

  • Experience communicating strategy, vision and status of projects to members of the leadership team.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.



Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Job ID: 33081

Location: Seattle, WA

Regular/Temporary: Regular