Senior Oracle Database Administrator
Kendall College - Baltimore, MD

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The Database Administrator is responsible for all aspect of database administration, schema design, development, and deployment cycle via development, QA, and production databases. This includes core database administration and maintenance for production, development, and QA database servers for applications developed in-house, outsourced, or by onside vendors. This role is responsible for providing all system maintenance, including support of our Student Information System (Banner), and our world-class Learning Management System (Blackboard).

Plan and design effective database strategies

Create scripts, stored procedures, triggers, or data transformation/sync packages as required

Monitor databases for performance and perform tuning

Installing, configuring, and regular database system maintenance

Database health monitoring

Schedule batch jobs and backups

Production schema management

Provide design recommendations for software/database architecture

Partner with IT team members to ensure a reliable database environment

Plan database security across multiple databases, servers, and applications

Manage clustered database configuration

BS in Computer Science/related field or related field and a minimum of 5 years experience in database administration.

Knowledge of database design principles and when trade-offs are important

Experience with Oracle RAC

Experience with Oracle ASM

Good SQL programming techniques and tuning/tracing

Experience in writing scripts and procedures

Experience with disaster recovery planning and techniques

Experience with data replication (GoldenGate, Data Guard)

Experience in production administration of business critical database systems

Experience in design, testing, and implementation backup and recovery scenarios, including archiving and import/export

Experience in managing database schema, security, storage and data in production environment

Experience in installation and upgrades of database systems

Hands-on experience with database performance tuning and optimization for mission-critical production systems

Strong development experience including data modeling and database schema design

Strong skills in writing and optimizing SQL stored procedures, functions and triggers

Solid experience with database replication, synchronization, and transformation

Knowledge of OLAP and Data Warehousing technologies

Good understanding of the best industry practices and standards related to database administration

Experience deploying full life-cycle enterprise-wide solutions

Some programming experiences in .Net or C# a plus

Technical knowledge

Sensitivity to customer needs

Ability to remain focused

Leadership skills

Excellent oral and written communications skills

Detail orientation, and the ability to record, organize, and communicate detail

An interest in people, and the ability to grow relationships

A broad technical knowledge base, with the ability and desire to keep informed of emerging technology

Skill in organizing and motivating resources, and the ability to drive and account for work

A propensity and willingness to learn new technologies

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