Senior Database Administration

Sabre Holdings Corporation

Company Type

Req ID: 18727

Job Family: Information Technology/Software Development


Sabre is the global leader in innovative technology that leads the travel industry. We are always looking for bright and driven people who have a penchant for technology and want to hone their skills. If you are interested in challenging work, being part of a global team, and solving complex problems through technology, business intelligence and analytics, and Agile practices - then Sabre is right for you! It is our people who develop and deliver powerful solutions that meet the current and future needs for our airline, hotel, and travel agency customers.

Job Description

Accountable for: 

  • Responsible for providing operational application database services to the organization.
  • Responsible for designing and optimizing methods to store, analyze, utilize, and organize data associated with the applications portfolio.
  • Owns, tracks and resolves database related incidents and requests
  • Exemplify the desired culture and philosophies of the organization.
  • Fulfills requests and resolves incidents within SLAs
  • Reviews service related reports (database backups, maintenance, monitoring) on a daily basis to ensure service related issues are identified and resolved within established SLAs
  • Responding to investigate database related alerts and escalations and working with others within the organization to come up with strategic solutions to recurring problems.

Job Requirements



Bachelor's degree or equivalent.



  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in supporting application teams as a database administrator running Oracle versions 10g through 12c on single/RAC multi-node instance(s) using ASM/Flat File systems.
  • Working knowledge of ITIL Change Management, Problem Management, Incident Management etc. procedures using tools (Service Now, BMC Remedy) is a must.
  • Knowledge of migrating Oracle environments to NoSQL environments desired.
  • Pro-actively evaluate evolving technologies and recommend solutions to business problems.
  • Expertise needed setting up, monitoring and troubleshooting Oracle Data Guard and Oracle Golden Gate.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, replication issues, log shipping issues, connectivity issues, security issues etc.
  • Master in Performance Tuning, Query Optimization, leveraging appropriate monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Extensive experience with the latest Oracle performance monitoring tools and methods.
  • Expertise with physical and logical schema design and troubleshoot common issues.
  • Ability to detect and troubleshoot potential database related issues and constraints (CPU, memory, I/O, disk space, etc.).
  • Experience with data loading in Oracle from other non-RDBMS systems.
  • Strong knowledge of backups, restores, recovery models, database shrink operations, Database commands, Clustering, Database mirroring, Replication.
  • Strong knowledge of how indexes work, index management, integrity checks, configuration, patching. How statistics work, how indexes are stored, how they can be created and managed effectively.
  • Knowledge of Oracle RDBMS patching, upgrading, applying CPUs, resolving patching conflicts etc.
  • Documentation skills for processes and procedures (creating Knowledge Transfer documents, run-books, topology etc.)
  • Exemplify the desired culture and philosophies of the organization.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment that is fast-paced and demanding.
  • Must be self-directed, have excellent initiative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy. Work well under stress with the ability to deliver on time.
  • Ability to be on call production support on a rotation basis.


At Sabre, we are fortunate to have the resources of a large company paired with the culture of a startup. Our company culture includes casual work environments, employee amenities, flexible work arrangements, and exceptional learning opportunities. And, you will be surrounded by intelligent team members who you will be proud to call your peers.


Reasonable Accommodation

Sabre is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants applying for a Sabre position with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact Sabre's Employee Relations Department at


Affirmative Action

Sabre is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. EEO IS THE LAW


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