Sr Information Specialist / Oracle DBA
Alcon - Fort Worth, TX

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Building on its heritage of more than 65 years, Alcon, the global leader in eye care, is the second largest division of the Novartis Group with combined pro-forma sales of more than USD 9.4 billion in 2010. The division was formed by Novartis on April 8, 2011, following the closing of the merger between Alcon and Novartis. The new Alcon Division combines the product portfolios, commercialization capabilities, R&D and talent of Alcon, CIBA VISION and Novartis Ophthalmics. Today, Alcon has more than 22,000 employees with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Alcon’s three businesses - Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care - meet the diverse needs of eye care professionals and patients offering the widest spectrum of eye care products with operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets. For more information, www.alcon.com .

Overall Job Summary: Top level information specialist whom may act as an internal consultant on the most complex technical issues; demonstrated capacity for work group management is required to progress. Individuals in this position lead and advise others on complex systems analysis, programming, or systems administration tasks, manage the most complex projects, serve as primary technical contact for a work group or project teams, work under severe deadlines and workload, assist with objectives development, and work independently to complete tasks. Primary Accountabilities include: Primary internal consultant leading systems analysis, systems management, and systems implementation projects; Subject matter expert advising management and work group members on complex information technology issues; Work under extreme task loads with complete understanding of client business practices and requirements; Assist with objectives definition, determine tasks, work independently, provide technical work center leadership; Represent organization; serve as primary organizational contact on technically difficult projects; Advise top business and technical management on complex technical problems and advanced technical research; Train less experienced work group members on specific tasks and business and technical processes.

Minimum Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in information systems, business administration, computer science, or equivalent technical field OR equivalent technical training

Minimum Experience Requirements: 10+ years related experience

Entry level information technology internal consultant who provides technical leadership in implementing and managing AIX in support of Alcon's business applications. Emphasis will be on supporting Global Supply Chain Line of Business and Red Prairie's Distribution Software. Works under severe business related deadlines and workload. Usually under general direction, should be able to identify, define and recommend AIX related solutions to meet long-range Global IT goals. Ability to work as a lead consultant providing technical leadership for the Data Control group or inter-division group focused on organizational and enterprise objectives.

10 + years in computer related field with significant AIX, RAC, ASM, Windows, and distribution software experience. Knowledge of Red Prairie or other leading distribution software and AIX systems administration; working knowledge of EMC Storage Area Network (SAN), Oracle, MQSeries, RDMS, and shell Programming; experience in FDA regulated environment and familiarity with ITIL standards.

Our generous benefits package includes the Novartis Investment Savings 401(k) Plan which provides a company contribution of up to 6%. In addition, after one year of service, employees are eligible for the Alcon Retirement Plan (ARP), to which Alcon contributes 6% of eligible pay. By combining the Company's contributions to the 401(k) and ARP, employees can receive up to 12% of eligible pay from Alcon towards retirement. Alcon also offers a premier level of coverage for medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, an on-site fitness center and much more. Consider having all this in a fast paced environment within a stable world-class organization.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to quality through diversity. Pre-employment drug testing.

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