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Senior Manager – Oracle & Cloud Database Administration - Military Veterans

at United Airlines


There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path towards becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline. Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

We believe that inclusion propels innovation and is the foundation of all that we do. United's Digital Technology team spans the globe and is made up of diverse individuals all working together with cutting-edge technology to build the best airline in the history of aviation. Our team designs, develops and maintains massively scaling technology solutions brought to life with innovative architectures, data analytics, and digital solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

Join an award-winning team and help shape the future of commercial aviation!

As a Senior Manager, you will have the ownership to develop architecture strategy to modernize Oracle / Cloud platforms to achieve highest resiliency and performance, you will lead a team of very hardworking and motivated database administrators to support critically important Oracle and Cloud databases which are critical data assets of the company. Our team continually innovates to deliver digital solutions to support complex, dynamic operations.

Sr. Managers on our team:

  • Are deep technical and people leaders who form strong relationships within their teams as well as with business partners and other technical leaders.

  • Have laser sharp focus on our modernization agenda like cloud migration journey, resiliency, security, observability etc.

  • Have broad decision-making authority and support to guide your team to success.

  • Have the opportunity to grow and explore emerging technologies to help solve new and interesting problems.

  • Lead Oracle and Cloud database administration team.

  • Coach, develop, and inspire team members to develop and sustain a hard-working team.

  • Provide sound technical decision-making and guidance to deliver sustainable, high-quality products.

  • Be a trusted inspiring leader with application team and business partners to lead backend Oracle and Cloud databases.

United values diverse experiences, perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!


What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

  • 10+ years of hands-on experience as Oracle DBA and / or Cloud DBA.

  • 5+ years of experience as technical manager or other leadership role.

  • Experience managing and implementing enterprise-scale, operationally critical databases.
  • Strong understanding of database administration best practices, design patterns, and standards.
  • Provides leadership for future requirements related to enterprise Data Architecture, Data Modeling and Data Integrity.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in DBMS and related Cloud technology
  • Provide support in database design and application development.
  • Provides thought leadership and management expertise on the architecture, design, development and implementation of innovative data solutions that address business problems and help achieve strategic goals.
  • Partners with project teams, management, and business partners on different aspects of data management and database design and provides DBA support accordingly.
  • Seeks innovative ways to improve efficiency and quality related to data management and administration.
  • Validates and reviews detailed database project work plans for complex technology projects involving cross functional teams.
  • Manages risks and provides timely status reports and project updates to stakeholders.
  • Works in partnership with the technical teams and business partners to deliver database functionality on time with required quality.
  • Takes an active role in promoting and implementing a progressive, forward moving organization and culture.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Working knowledge or experience with Oracle RAC, Data Guard Technology

  • Working knowledge or experience with AWS MySQL / PostgreSQL

  • MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Systems, or other related field preferred

United Airlines is an equal opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions. Please contact to request accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Chicago, IL

United Airlines

With great people, the world’s most comprehensive global route network, the best current aircraft order book among U.S. network carriers and the industry-leading loyalty program, United is well positioned to deliver meaningful profitability and sustainable long-term value for our customers, the communities we serve, our shareholders and our co-workers around the world. United is committed to investing in those who have served and are serving our country. United has hired thousands of veterans who bring valuable skills, expertise and professionalism to our airline.


United is committed to investing in those who have served and are serving our country. United has hired thousands of veterans who bring valuable skills, expertise, and professionalism to our airline.

United4Veterans business resource group recruits, retains, and develops veterans. This group facilitates a buddy mentorship program where veteran employees are matched to provide support and guidance throughout their career at United Airlines.

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At United, we are immensely grateful for the dedication, courage and bravery of our veteran and reservist employees. Not only do they serve our country, but they also bring a standard of excellence and professionalism to the job daily.


To become the world’s greatest airline, we need the greatest benefits. We offer a competitive benefits package that will keep you happy, healthy, and well-traveled.

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