Senior Oracle Applications DBA
Nordstrom 4.03,657 reviews - Seattle, WA

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Nordstrom is a fashion specialty retailer founded on a simple idea: offer each customer the best possible service, quality, value and selection. We are looking for a senior Oracle Applications DBA with Release 11i and R12 experience in UNIX environment.

At Nordstrom, providing great customer service goes beyond the selling floor. It takes a team of individuals with different talents and skills to continuously improve service and our results. Our Information Technologies division works in partnership with other areas of the Company to develop and support the business systems used throughout Nordstrom. When you join our team, you are welcomed into a family dedicated to creating memorable and rewarding shopping experiences for our customers.

The ideal senior Oracle application DBA provides experienced technical consulting in the definition, design and creation of Oracle application systems in a Sun Solaris environment.


Managing multiple production and development Oracle applications environments

Hands-on experience with Oracle RDBMS and Oracle applications versions R12 and R11.5.10

Good understanding of R12 architecture and the various application tier and database tier components

Full applications R12 lifecycle support

Implementing database and application patches, new releases including major upgrades

Providing system refreshes and application cloning

Working with AD utilities, patching techniques and cloning tools in various Oracle applications environments

Working with Oracle support: opening, managing, and resolving Oracle SR's

Practical knowledge of parallel concurrent processing; debugging concurrent managers and requests

Provide experienced technical consulting in the definition, design and creation of a RDBMS database environment

Define, implement and maintain data management standards and best practices

Partner with Nordstrom Data Governance to ensure the safeguarding of data as a corporate asset

Advise applications development team and users on database solutions to business problems, data architectures, database management system facilities and capabilities and the operation and tuning of databases

Identify opportunities for reuse and sharing of data to enhance data value and information integrity while reducing the cost of data ownership

Develop and maintain expertise in use of automated tools for database design and implementation

Collaborate with business and IT delivery teams in the evaluation, selection and/or development of application software solutions

Support 24/7 applications with backup and recovery practices


4 year Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

5-7 years as an Oracle Applications DBA (w/R12, 11.5.10 experience)

Minimum of 3 years experience in data analysis, logical and physical data modeling

Experience with tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle ADI, XML Publisher and Workflow

Oracle RDBMS 10g and 11g product implementation, upgrades, architecture and performance tuning

Experience and in-depth understanding of Oracle backup and recovery methodologies, strong skills in RMAN is desired

Experience in database reorganization, migration, capacity planning capacity, disaster recovery and high-availability experience

Highly skilled in SQL and performance tuning

Experience with software engineering principals and industry practices

Experience working in an onsite/offshore development model

Experience in definition and implementation of data management practices

Experience in multi-tiered applications

Ability to work effectively with project and infrastructure teams

Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills

Since 1901, Nordstrom has offered a wide variety of quality apparel, shoes and accessories for men, women and children at our stores across the country. We're proud to be named to Fortuneā„¢ magazine's list of '100 Best Companies to Work For.' We believe this recognition comes from our desire to empower our employees to set their sights high and deliver exceptional service to customers.

As a Nordstrom employee, you can feel confident that your health and well-being are among our highest priorities. We offer a comprehensive, flexible employee benefits package that includes medical/vision and dental coverage, a generous merchandise discount, an employer-matched 401(K) savings and profit sharing plan and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. .




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