Senior Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)
SAVVIS Inc. - Town and Country, MO

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Savvis Culture:
Savvis, which merged with CenturyLink in July 2011, is an outsourcing provider of managed computing and network infrastructure for IT applications. By outsourcing to Savvis, enterprises can focus on their core business while Savvis ensures the quality of their IT infrastructure. Leading IT organizations around the world have selected Savvis to help them improve their service levels, reduce capital expense and deal with the rising costs of bandwidth, energy, real estate, staff and expertise. As a pioneer in utility computing, Savvis understands and harnesses the latest advances in technology such as virtualization, cloud computing and support process automation.

Database Administrators are part of the SAVVIS Hosting Engineering and Operations Organization located in Saint Louis, MO . Role of Engineers includes providing support to customer environments; participate in design and maintenance of data center infrastructure and customer environments or "sites" as part of a managed hosting solution. Daily responsibilities include providing escalation support for SAVVIS Hosting Operations Engineers and SAVVIS hosting customers.

DBA will be part of the dedicated team supporting high profile customer. Team is responsible for all the aspects of database administration and data modeling, code changes on production environments. He/she will be responsible for installation, implementation High availability DB environment and doing troubleshooting of highly critical production environment with 99.99% uptime. He/She will participate in database performance tuning and capacity planning practice. DBA will be working with Oracle 9i/10gRAC/11gRAC/DG on Linux/Solaris.

Position Objectives and responsibilities

Maintain 99.99% availability for all SAVVIS Hosting products and infrastructure

Interface with other teams to improve and implement process, procedures and automation

Pro-active and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of issues

Regular database capacity planning related to database growth and system utilization, trend analysis and predicting future database resource requirements

Provide 24 x 7 escalation support using a "Follow the Sun" type model OR Shift basis

Participating in oncall rotation schedule

Readiness to fill in odd time coverage when situation arise.

Implementing consistent standards across systems

Defining database configuration standards related to performance and sizing for both transactional and data warehouse databases

Knowledge sharing with other DBAs

Required skills

Thorough knowledge of Oracle RDBMS 10g and 11g environments

5+ years in Database Administration/support in Oracle RDBMS 8i/9i and10g in 24x7 production environment

Minimum 2 years of parallel experience in setting up and maintaining production Oracle RAC Env. 9i/10g/11g

Strong Database and RAC implementations experience and troubleshooting skills in mission critical Environment

Setting up and maintaining DataGuard on 9i/10g/11g env with MAA

Strong knowledge of Oracle Database Tuning and using stats pack

Demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of database internals and data structures

Strong knowledge of SQL/SQL*Plus and strong understanding of PL/SQL and stored procedures/pkgs

Strong Knowledge of Database Backup and recovery using RMAN and logical backups

Understanding of OEM and Oracle Grid for 10g/11g

Strong knowledge of Unix shell or Perl scripting languages

Good Knowledge of various generic business practices and process flow

Good knowledge of all the MS-Office Tools

Quick Learner and strong listening and communication skills

Strong communication skills and customer-support focused attitude

Desired skills

Oracle advanced replication / streams and 11g active standby

Veritas HA Cluster Servers

Knowledge of Websphere 6.0

Quest Spotlight for oracle RAC

Intermediate level RH/Linux or Solaris Administration.
Admin. and SAN StorgeEng. Skills

Knowledge and understanding of Local and Wide Area Networking

Understanding of various 3 rd party DB monitoring and administration tools

SAN storage and ASM/OCFS/VFS

Knowledge of Oracle Apps, Siebel CRM, Vantive application

Education or Equivalent Experience

Four years college degree in computer science or equivalent

OCP in 9i and/or 10g and/or 11

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