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Lead Database Administrator

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97209

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level with a rapidly expanding global company? Join XPO Logistics, a company named among the most admired in the world by Fortune and one of America’s best employers by Forbes. As the Lead, Database Administrator, you’ll provide architectural leadership focusing on data and database administration, including designing database schema and data integration. On our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work, and the resources to build a career you can be proud of.  


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Manages deployment of new databases, new schemas and new database objects and on-going maintenance of the same
  • Contributes in defining application database standards, in creating application data models
  • Manages database performance in context of applications, working closely with infrastructure and application teams
  • Proactively detect potential problems related to databases and Work with Oracle Support to get timely resolutions
  • Acts as a liaison between project management, technical teams and IT leadership; assures best practices are defined and followed; drives consistency across applications and projects wherever possible
  • Assists application developers SQL tuning
  • Mentors developers and helps resolve technical roadblocks; recognizes organizational/team challenges and address them with management
  • Contributes in evaluation, selection and implementation of new tools
  • Develops tools and processes to improve productivity of project teams in context of data

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 4 or more years working in database administration or a related field

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Advanced knowledge of database technologies with expertise with Oracle technologies, including RDBMS, Advance Queue, GoldenGate, OEM, RMAN backup, In-Memory, Exadata specific tuning.
  • Strong proficiency with SQL, and knowledge of Oracle PL/SQL
  • Strong Linux, shell scripting required
  • Deep knowledge/experience in the following:  SQL, Oracle DBA tasks, data modeling
  • Oracle Database certification preferred
  • Programming experience with Python, Java
  • Transportation and logistics industry experience
  • Working experience and a good understanding of the Google Cloud Platform and PostgreSQL
  • Experience with Erwin, Exadata, Java, Python


Be part of something big.


XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.


All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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