Systems Administrator/Oracle DBA II
Minnesota Power/ALLETE - Duluth, MN

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Systems Administrator II
Department: ITS Systems
Duluth, MN
Close Date: 2/11/2013

General Purpose:
  • Documents, installs, tests, and modifies computer products, such as databases, operating systems, utilities, hardware, etc., with minimal impact on existing activities.
  • Assists programmers and users to assure appropriate utilization of resources in databases and applications; serves as a resource and provides leadership for other section staff members.
  • Investigate, analyze and resolve technical problems with software and hardware utilizing all available resources; evaluates alternatives and implements the best solution.
  • Evaluates emerging technology and related developments in software, hardware and other information technologies, including analyzing methods and timing for implementation.
  • Assess and recommend new hardware and software; plan and coordinate installation for minimal impact on existing operations.
  • Maintains software at supported levels by testing new releases and coordinating installation with intra-departmental staff.

Required Skills Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.

Required Experience Experience:
  • Over four years of related job experience.
  • Related job experience includes:
  • Oracle Database Administration or equivalent.
  • Installing, patching, maintaining and backing up Oracle Databases and Unix Operating Systems.
  • Experience with Oracle e-Business Suite database administration a plus.
  • Familiarity with shell scripting and SQL
  • Administering Linux, AIX or Solaris.
  • Leverage Oracle, IBM or equivalent virtualization technologies.
Special Requirements:
  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Posted internal and external.
Job Location: General Office Building, Duluth, MN Competitive market-based salary with full benefits package. Qualified applicants must complete a job profile and apply at .

ALLETE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance.

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ALLETE provides light to the northern climes. Most of its business is classified within its regulated operations, which include electric,...