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Oracle Database Administrator

Location Richmond, Virginia
Job ID R103076 Updated date 11/17/2020
West Creek 5 (12075), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

Oracle Database Administrator

This position will be responsible for supporting new and existing database systems managed on Cloud. The Oracle Database Administrator will help guide best practices in Database Administration, Data High Availability, Database Management, Database Design, Promoting Process Improvement, Presenting Technical Information, Reporting Skills, Quality Focus, Technical Understanding, Attention to Detail, Thoroughness, Requirements Analysis and will introduce innovation with automation.


The Oracle Database Administrator should have advanced knowledge of Oracle databases including creation and implementation of fully functional Cloud database instances.



  • Amazon Web Services - Create/manage/optimize - EC2 and RDS instances, Cloudwatch, S3 buckets, Jenkins jobs

  • Create/Manage Oracle Data Guard Broker and Oracle Golden Gate  processes/workflows

  • Leads incident resolution efforts, participates in Incident Management activities, and engages the appropriate resources to complete corrective actions as quickly as possible

  • Supports and participates in root cause analysis and Problem Management activities for continuous improvement initiatives for service improvements, incident reduction and performance enhancements.

  • Coordinates Change, Release and Configuration Management activities to ensure stability and control of services in production environment

  • Participates and coordinates Production integration, production testing and validations

  • Participates and supports SLA and operational performance monitoring and reporting

  • Implements effective Risk Management controls, owns adherence to all compliance related items (exceptions, waivers, risks, technical compliance, access control)

  • Plans and participates in Disaster Recovery exercises, system failover planning and testing

  • Participates and supports effective operational document management practices and controls improvements, incident reduction and performance enhancement

  • Participate in agile process and analyze user requirements and, based on findings, design functional specifications for databases following database standards

  • Plan and implement capacity and resource expansion to ensure scalability of company databases

  • Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts

  • Work with agile teams and product owners to ensure database design and performance meet business requirements

  • Identify inefficiencies in current databases and implement improved solutions

  • Plan and perform database upgrades and migrations

  • Participate with a team that provides day-to-day support and maintenance for existing and new databases

  • Provide production support for the production databases



  • Programming Languages/Workflows - Shell Scripting (BASH, KSH), Python, AWS (Chef, Json, Cloud Formation, Jenkins), Oracle PL/SQL, SQL*Plus

  • Oracle Enterprise Monitoring 

  • Oracle Data Guard Broker

  • Oracle Golden Gate

  • Strong Oracle performance tuning skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to take initiatives and conduct research into database issues, standards, and products independently

  • Strong time management skills, able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and balance priorities

  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment


 Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • At least 10 years of database experience

  • At least 10 years experience with performance tuning, developing, installing, configuring, and supporting database environments

  • At least 10 years experience with Oracle databases

  • At least 7 years experience with data storage, data modeling and data access patterns


Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS Certifications: Solutions Architect Associate, Developer Associate, or SysOps Admin Associate

  • 5+ years’ experience Linux/Unix shell scripting

  • 10+ years working with Oracle Databases

  • 3+ years of cloud experience (AWS)

  • 2+ years of PostgreSQL experience



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