Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Senior Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) to work with Exploration and Petroleum Engineering (EXPEC) Upstream Database Services Division (UDSD).

The Administrator shall manage and architect databases solutions in a complex Linux environment. This position requires a highly experienced DBA with a depth knowledge in areas like monitoring, performance tuning, security, and high availability.

The administrator shall ensure that Oracle Upstream Database infrastructure is healthy and operational at all times. The database environment is expected to be operational around the clock and the DBA is expected to respond to after-hour calls to address critical issues in the database.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Perform administrative tasks on Oracle databases including installation, monitoring, upgrades, maintenance, performance tuning, data movement, security management using oracle tools and OEM Cloud Control.

Have in-depth knowledge in administering Oracle Grid Infrastructure (CRS/ASM), RAC and Data Guard.

Perform database backups and recover data as per established SLAs.

Identify system performance bottlenecks in SQL queries, I/O performance and hardware. Perform impact analysis and drive Root Cause Analysis (RCA) post-restoration of service.

Resolve and execute system-wide change management plans.

Create project plans and work with the team for implementation.

Automate repetitive tasks to ensure minimal business interruptions.

Propose and execute system-level enhancement illustrating detailed solution designs, benchmarking activities, and best practices then presenting the final results to the team.

Maintain Oracle GoldenGate infrastructure health and performance.

Minimum Requirements

As a successful candidate, you

Hold a Bachelor’ degree in Computers or Information Systems.

Must have at least 10 years of experience in Oracle Database Administration including major database implementation/migration/configuration/automation projects.

Should be Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) DBA. Preferable to have OCE in Oracle GI/RAC or Data Guard.

Should have a passion for database systems and understand the criticality.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

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About Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company; its upstream operations are based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it also operates a global downstream business. Headquartered in the city of Dhahran, the company operates in eight locations within the Kingdom and 20 locations overseas, and employs around 76,000 people.