Senior Oracle Applications Database Administrator

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This position will provide database administration in support of the University's academic and business systems including the Oracle Financials suite of applications. Duties include supporting Oracle Financial Applications, the installation, configuration and maintenance of databases; logical and physical database design; database performance monitoring, tuning, patching and troubleshooting; database backup and recovery.



Education: Bachelor's degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related field or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: 4 years of experience as an Oracle Database Administrator including 1 to 2 years of experience as an Oracle Applications Database Administrator.

Skills: Working knowledge of Oracle Financial Application E-Business Suite technology. Thorough understanding of and ability to troubleshoot complex database, infrastructure and performance problems. Ability to program SQL. Proven ability to lead technical projects. Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills. Effective oral and written communications skills.

Physical Mobility: Able to sit and work from a computer monitor for long periods of time. May have to travel to campus or other locations.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting.

Mental: Ability to work under pressure, pay attention to detail, meet inflexible deadlines and deal with difficult individuals while maintaining composure.

Other: Some weekend and evening hours may be required.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related field.

Experience: 2 or more years as an Oracle Applications database administrator. Experience upgrading Oracle Financial applications. Experience working with developers and functional team members in support of Oracle Financials version 11i or R12. 5 or more years of progressive experience supporting large scale Oracle databases, running on UNIX, Linux and Windows platforms in support of enterprise applications. Prior experience utilizing Oracle's Grid Control, RMAN, Data Guard and Single Sign-on products. Experience with MS-SQL, MYSQL and Ingres databases and related technologies a plus.

Job Function


DatabaseAdmin/Data Warehouse

Primary Location


United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh

FT/PT Status


Regular Full Time




Minimum Education Level


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent