Senior Oracle Database Administrator
Ally Financial 169 reviews - Detroit, MI

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Sr. Oracle Database Administrator – Detroit, MI

We are Ally Financial

A company with a new approach and a rich history; o

ne that values openness, accountability and honesty.

Our company dates back to 1919 and is built on the strong foundation of GMAC Financial Services. Our associates and customers are at the heart of everything we do.


We serve more than 15 million customers worldwide and have financed more than 150 million cars/ trucks


Ally Financial is ranked the No.1 automotive finance company


Money Magazine rated Ally Bank as the Best Online Bank Package

for 2011


Ally Financial consistently ranked within Fortune 500 Companies

Ally Financial strives to build a World Class culture that engages a diverse and vibrant team of professionals.

We seek employees who are motivated for success with processes aligned to promote inner-mobility, career growth and leadership development.

Ally Financial remains committed to offering a compelling employment proposition that enables us to expand our dynamic team.

Put your career on a path with a company that’s taking the financial services industry in a new direction and apply today!


to learn more.

Position Description:
Provide technical leadership and support on all the stages of database Architecture, Implementation and/or database related operational support.

Principal Accountabilities:
Serves as the highest level technical expert in Latest Database Technologies and architecture and able to provide technical leadership to team members.

Recommends Database architectural direction based on industry standard technology evaluations.

Participate in project meetings, as necessary, to understand application and database requirements.

Acts as key technical contact point for all database architecture decisions within a given project and ensures that appropriate level of architecture reviews are conducted.

Advises project teams of standard requirements, security standards, methodology and processes. Acts as SME in the plan and design of new solutions.

Builds relationships and fosters teamwork: Ability to work with diverse internal and external groups including solution and hosting providers in a constructive and collaborative manner.

Follows project management best practices in support of large, complex, enterprise projects and is able to estimate required work effort.

Has highly developed problem solving skills within their area of database technology leading to reduced impact to customers.

Implement and enforce database security based upon best practice, SOX regulations, and company policies.

Provide support on all the stages of database implementation and/or database related deployments.

Ability to work independently and to resolve complex Oracle issues. Work with development teams to tune SQL queries.

Troubleshoot Oracle performance and non-performance related issues either independently or in conjunction with other DBAs.

Able to provide Subject Matter expertise and Lead DBA team members on projects and at times of Incidents.

Proactive monitoring of the databases

Manage backup/recovery for Oracle instances

Management of database and resource capacity planning.

Installation of new Oracle instances and upgrades.

Setting up and resolving issues with Oracle Data Guard environments.

Ability to develop data requirements and configure database parameters accordingly.

Communicates in a manner that conveys credibility and confidence that he/she will deliver on the customers needs.

Drives and passionately implements the spirit of the customer first, second to none, with his/her associates, colleagues and customers.

Must be able to interact with customer to set and meet project goals with only general instruction. Goes the extra mile for the customer to the extent that it is reasonable.

Takes or directs persistent, repeated and varied actions to overcome technical or people obstacles, rejection or failure and resolve customer issues/concerns in a manner that exceeds normal expectations

Must be able to work with multiple groups to resolve data issues

Makes complex ideas or situations clear, simple, and/or understandable

Provide solutions to development teams when proposed solutions do not comply with architectural, configuration, performance, or security guidelines.

Provide recommendations for process improvements

Provide after hours support as required

Knowledge of IT architecture, infrastructure standards, database platforms and programming languages and tools

Demonstrates a deep understanding of emerging technologies and trends that could impact the field and the business.

Willingness to learn the business and new technology.


Minimum Requirements:
Min. experience of 10 yr. required

Strong production support experience within a large financial organization & customer service skills

Oracle 10g and 11g Database Administration and Management on HP/Solaris and Linux environments

Oracle internals

Proven track record in supporting large number of db simultaneously

Oracle Database Tuning and Performance - usage of statspack, AWR, ADDM, ASH and UNIX native commands

Oracle DataGuard Physical Standby configuration, build and support including DataGuard Broker

Storage considerations for Oracle Database Performance

Oracle backup and recovery configuration and procedures


Advance Security Option

Oracle Enterprise Manager/Grid Control for environment standardization

Oracle Streams,

Golden Gate

experience preferred

Oracle ASM experience preferred

Oracle Exadata experience preferred


Working at Ally is Rewarding!

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and above-market bonus pay potential based on achieving personal and company goals. Plus, we have a flexible paid-time-off program and emphasis on work-life balance.

Ally Offers Competitive Benefits:

401K Matching and Company Contributions


Paid Time Off (Roll-over up to 150%)


Variable Pay (bonuses)


Tuition Reimbursement


Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage


Vendor Partnership Discount Program


Charitable Gift Contribution Matching


Adoption Assistance

Ally is an equal opportunity employer in that our policy, in accordance with federal & state laws, prohibits employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person's race, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, or disability except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.


Information Technology

Primary Location

United States-Michigan-DETROIT


Glbl Tech & Ops - Technology - 1001011211



Job Posting

Nov 26, 2012, 5:10:50 PM

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