Oracle DBA
DLH Consulting, LLC - Houston, TX

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Senior Oracle Database Administrator / Architect
Rapidly growing startup in the telecommunication and real-time data acquisition space is looking for an accomplished Senior Oracle Database Administrator and Architect that will that will participate and provide leadership in all phases of our software development lifecycle. Instrumental in design phase responsible for ensuring the architecture of the database meets requirements from development. As releases near production works with development, QA and production support to ensure a seamless transition of the new release to include benchmarking and understanding impact of upgrading our production environments. Also serves in an ongoing production support role monitoring and tuning our production database instances.

Lead in development of both logical and physical database design to include documentation through the use of ERDs
Assist development with tuning of SQL that appears in queries within the system's code base
Work with a dedicated development DBA providing guidance for their PL/SQL development
On-call availability to provide support for 24x7 Oracle production databases in some cases supporting multi-terabytes of storage
Manage database installation and upgrade scripts corresponding with release cycles
General Linux Administration as it pertains to Oracle installation and operation
Automate database monitoring using varying scripting technologies (e.g., PL/SQL, shell scripts, Perl, etc.)
Use enterprise class COTS monitoring and analysis tools to diagnose relative health of production databases
Owner of corporate data management plan that includes all tasks associated with backups and restoration of data
Research, test and coordinate Oracle patches and upgrades
Interface with Oracle technical support to resolve database specific issues
Assist production support with administration of enterprise storage appliance as it pertains to Oracle installation and operation
PL/SQL development experience to include expertise related to refactoring and tuning
Experience with the configuration and management of enterprise storage
Scripting capability as it pertains to development of custom Oracle installation scripts (e.g., shell scripting, SQL*Plus, etc.)
Experience with high transaction volume OLTP instances
An expert in all topics related to tablespaces, indexing and especially partitioning
“Performance tuning guru” with the ability to manage multiple technologies simultaneously in order to understand the state of the production databases. This includes: running explain plans to diagnose queries, determining the appropriate use of a specific COTS tool to diagnose problematic queries, clear development and execution of solution recommendations
Possess the ability to take charge of this responsibility, be assertive in your recommendations and be able to implement solutions
Ability to work and contribute in a fast paced yet friendly team environment with little or no supervision
Strong communication skills – both verbal and written

Bonus Skills:
Direct experience w/ NetApp
Software development experience outside of an Oracle context (e.g., .NET, JAVA, C++)
Knowledgeable/trained in Oracle Data Guard with real-work experience in a production setting
Knowledge of RAC

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science / MIS field or equivalent experience
8-10 years' experience in database administration with 5-7 years direct experience in Oracle required
Experience with Oracle 11g required, directly applicable certifications a plus
Prior job experience with terabyte size partitioned databases

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