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US-MN-Eagan: Oracle Database Administrator

Date: 02-Sep-2011
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Oracle Database Administrator

* Responsible for ensuring the availability of the production and development Oracle databases within the company’s hosting, back office and disaster recovery environments. * Work with the infrastructure team to ensure that adequate hardware resources are allocated to the databases to ensure high availability and optimum performance. * Work closely with the development and business team, provide leadership on database design best practices and help architect new solutions. * Responsible for proactively monitoring and maintaining the databases to ensure availability with minimum downtime. * Install new releases and system upgrades to the environment as well as evaluate and install patches to resolve software related problems. * Responsible for providing trend analysis and recommendations to the infrastructure team to enable them to make informed decisions regarding architecture changes and enhancements. * Responsible for problem escalation to the development team and third parties as appropriate. * Responsible for improvement and maintenance of the databases, including rollout and upgrades. * Primary responsibility for managing database recovery, data integrity, and data security. Also responsible for defining the operational procedures for backups, log archives, etc.

* A minimum of 7 years proven experience as an Oracle DBA. * Proven experience of managing multiple RDBMS on large, complex systems. * Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to ensure high availability. * Experience with other database systems, preferably SQL Server. * Practical experience in managing Oracle RAC and database replication. * BS in Computer Science or an equivalent combination of related work experience and education. Oracle Certification preferred. * Ability to perform logical and physical database design work, capacity planning, and definition of initial installation parameters. * Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to debug complex data issues and environments. * Demonstrated ability to document designs and changes to databases. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. * Highly motivated, detail oriented team player with a great attitude.

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