Senior Oracle Exadata Administrator,
New York City


New York City

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Project Description

The Senior Database Engineer is responsible for performing all database administration tasks to assure the availability, performance, integrity, and security of databases for large scale Data Warehouse / Decision Support Systems. Duties include database support, research, process automation, documentation, database upgrades, backup/recovery, DR testing


    • Work closely with Truven data warehouse team (project lead, data modelers, technical team, ETL developers)
    • Ensure compliance with all technical specifications
    • Ensure that department documentation is up to date and accurate
    • Provide front-line database support for customer-facing applications and databases
    • Assure the availability and performance of the different database environments
    • Backup/recovery strategy and planning
    • Participate in disaster recovery exercise planning and execution
    • Responsible for problem escalation to Oracle Support and third parties as necessary
    • Research and recommend technology selections
    • Design and implement new technology and database features
    • Plan and manage project tasks, schedules, and resources related to database administration
    • Communicate with the customer through formal correspondence
    • Mentor less experienced DBA's and perform DBA peer review of DBA changes
    • Work in conjunction with other project components to define data, storage and retrieval requirements
    • Diagnose and solve complex problems including non-functional problems such as performance issues by identifying workarounds, and driving resolution / "owning" the problem
    • Participate in 24x7 on-call support and planned downtime maintenance activities


Must have

    • 7 + years working as an Oracle DBA
    • 7 + years working with Oracle on Unix/Linux
    • Experience managing Oracle RAC
    • Experience managing Data Warehouse databases
    • Competent in Unix/Linux shell scripting
    • Strong query tuning and performance problem solving skills
    • Strong RMAN backup and recovery skills
    • Strong SQL DDL, DML, and PLSQL coding skills
    • Experience with Database Development
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Self-starter with ability to work in a team environment
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing tasks simultaneously and complete work within allocated time-frames

Nice to have

    • Previous experience managing healthcare databases or working with healthcare data and regulations
    • Recent experience with Oracle 12c
    • Experience using data models
    • Experience managing large multi-terabyte databases
    • Experience installing, upgrading, and managing Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control
    • Experience with Data Guard
    • Experience with Oracle Exadata
    • Experience with IBM UDB/DB2


English: B2 Upper Intermediate

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Database Administration

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