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US-VA-Chantilly: Senior Database Administrator

Date: 08-Apr-2011
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Senior Database Administrator

* Manage and support academic, government or commercial databases within the Managed Hosting environment * Provide support and maintenance for a very large number of complex Oracle database systems in a multi-platform 24x7 environment. * Perform Oracle database installation & upgrade, backup & recovery, performance analysis & tuning. * Design and implement a procedure for monitoring a very large number of database systems to proactively address potential problems in terms of stability, security, and performance. * Prepare step-by-step instruction for junior database administrator to deploy changes on production database systems. * Provide on-call support for production database systems after hours and on weekends. * Design, document, and develop tools, scripts, processes, and standard operating procedures for improving operation efficiency.

* Bachelors in Computer Science or related area of study required. Masters degree preferred. * Oracle 9i and 10g certifications preferred. * Experience in Shell and Perl programming. * Experience in system administration, specifically UNIX, LINUX, and Solaris. * Experience in large n-tier 24x7 production environments. * 5+ years of database experience including * Performing database server installations and upgrades. * Applying Oracle software patches. * Setting up standby database servers and Real Application Clusters * Performing backup and recovery using RMAN and import & export tools. * Installing and setting up Oracle Enterprise Manager and Intelligent Agent. * Defining and measuring performance goals and metrics. * Performing trend analysis and capacity planning. * Troubleshooting performance problems. * Developing automation scripts for monitoring and maintaining the databases. * Designing relational database schema using normalization principles. * Writing and debugging PL/SQL scripts and stored procedures * Writing operational guidelines and step-by-step instructions for the team to follow. * Ability to learn quickly and gain expertise in applications running on the databases. * Excellent (oral and written) communication and interpersonal skills. * Strong knowledge of database concepts and Oracle architectures. * Some international travel required, must have valid passport

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