Database Administrator

United States - Remote

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PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: The Oracle Database Administrator is responsible for configuring, administering, and maintaining the Oracle database environment in a RAC configuration. Responsibilities include database and application upgrades, patching, security, troubleshooting and issue resolution, backup procedures, and performance tuning. In addition, oracle DBA’s will provide support and direction to developers and other support personnel as needed. Daily responsibilities include monitoring production environment, providing acceptable system performance, and assuring data is protected and recoverable as required.    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY: Excellent understanding of oracle database concepts and structures. SQL skills and Linux operating system understanding is required. Excellent knowledge of oracle applications architecture in a RAC configuration, including oracle application server and 10g experience.  Experience and excellent understanding of patching and cloning. Oracle database performance tuning skills required. Excellent troubleshooting skills and ability to resolve issues quickly and effectively. Ability to work well in teams with good oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate technical info and ideas so others will understand. Ability to make appropriate decisions considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions. Ability to apply varying leadership skills and traits that create solutions and results to unexpected situations. Ability to successfully work and promote inclusiveness in small groups. Ability to provide FANATICAL support.
JOB COMPLEXITY: Installs, patches, maintains, and upgrades Oracle applications using Oracle utilities and monitoring tools. Setup and monitor backups; implement and test recovery techniques; diagnose and correct performance problems. Installs, configures, tunes, and maintains production, development, training, and test environments. Proven experience managing Oracle database configurations.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in related field of software development, database programming, or computer engineering required, plus 7 years of previous experience as an Oracle DBA and Oracle 11i Administration. Proven experience implementing and supporting enterprise database systems. Demonstrated ability to consistently provide FANATICAL support.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: General office environment. May require long periods sitting and viewing a computer monitor. Minimal levels of stress may occur at times. No special physical demands required.
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Job region(s): North America
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