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US: Sr Oracle Database Administrator

Date: 19-Jun-2013
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Sr Oracle Database Administrator

. - Document database configurations and practices. - Identify problem SQL and work with developers to improve it - Monitor logs for errors, research solutions and work with Oracle Support to resolve if needed - Troubleshoot reported performance problems, working with other support teams to identify source of problem. Monitor CPU, memory and space usage of existing databases, and project future usage for current and planned databases - Request additional resources to support projected resource requirements in advance of need - Support database users with various database issues including client software installation, database connectivity, and query tool use. - Create standby databases for use in cloning and disaster recovery - Participate on development project teams for systems using Oracle databases - Advise and advocate best usage of Oracle database features and database design - Create, maintain, backup and refresh databases for use by development teams - Migrate projects and changes from development databases into production databases - Support database users with various database issues including client software installation, database connectivity, and query tool use - Design and implement appropriate backup plans for each database to ensure point-in-time recoverability - Create and schedule automated backup jobs and monitor status - Restore and recover databases, if needed - Periodically test recovery processes - Notify production backup admins of updates, changes or new directories and new mount points, etc. for data directories - Include these changes in the Disaster Recovery Plan Review, modify and test Disaster Recovery plans for production databases annually or as needed - Make adjustments from lesions learned and update the DR Plan with those changes

- Stay informed about published security vulnerabilities and download and apply security patches when available - Upgrade databases to latest stable software release if certified for use with database application, to keep pace with supported software life cycle - Plan and coordinate with user groups to schedule maintenance times and upgrades - Represent database resource capacity within the project planning and implementation process - Coordinate availability of resource hours in light of other projects and daily support needs - Provide input and recommendation as it is relevant to the database needs of projects at meetings, to manager, and the Executive team when requested - Provide status updates on database responsibilities within project timelines.

- Provide technical guidance to three Oracle DBAs, regarding projects, daily issue resolution, and process development - Work with the team to continually improve knowledge of Oracle and UIS supported applications and related technologies and practices by reading, study, experimentation, and training - Make technical recommendations to team - Share knowledge with rest of DBA group

-8+ years working as an Oracle DBA managing mission critical databases - Direct exposure to working as an Oracle DBA in at least 2 organizations - Experience functioning as a Senior DBA with advanced responsibility - Experience supporting 247 production systems - Experience supporting a variety of applications including high transaction volume ERP systems

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