Oracle Database Administrator (Infrastructure)

Our client is a large electronic component distributor and a broad-line distributor of board level components.

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Job Description

This position is responsible for the administration of our Oracle databases and the associated database infrastructure, with the emphasis on database infrastructure administration tasks.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Must be able to…

  • Perform all database administration and support related tasks in such a way that ensures the highest standards of database availability, resilience, integrity, security and performance.
  • Display a high level of effort and commitment toward completing goals in a timely manner, change approach as needed, and start and finish projects on his or her own.
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills and attention to detail. Due to the dynamic nature of the business, self-motivation and the ability to learn quickly are essential.
  • Able to work under pressure and communicate effectively
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time
  • Available to provide on-call support for assigned areas
  • Install and patch Oracle Grid Infrastructure and RDBMS 12.2 on RHEL and OEL systems, troubleshoot issues that arise at both the operating system and database software level
  • Create databases using DBCA and implement company-specific configuration
  • Duplicate container and non-container databases
  • Configure and support Oracle Data Guard and Oracle Data Guard Broker
  • Configure and support RMAN backups to ZDLRA and ZDLRA to ZDLRA replication
  • Configure and support replication of  ZDLRA backups to a long-term storage
  • Support Oracle Platinum Patching process for Exadata and ZDLRA on semi-annual basis
  • Open and effectively bring to resolution Oracle SRs
  • As needed acquire new knowledge and deepen existing knowledge of various aspects of Oracle Infrastructure

Required Skills: 

  • Undergraduate degree and seven years of documented experience with Oracle RDBMS
  • Expert knowledge of Oracle Grid Infrastructure (GI) and RDBMS 12c
  • Expert knowledge of Oracle High Availability technologies – Data Guard, Data Guard Broker, Recovery Manager, and Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA)
  • Strong Unix/Linux background and intermediate knowledge of shell scripting
  • Expert knowledge of Oracle installation and patching process and procedures
  • Proficient knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Manager Administration
  • Ability to open and resolve effectively the service requests (SRs) with Oracle Support
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and customer service skills
  • Exercise self-control under trying or tough circumstances, situations, or under any kind of pressure
  • Continually striving to gather current knowledge and information relevant to business needs in order to achieve results
  • Actively exchange ideas with others and build on their ideas to identify new solutions
  • Outstanding planning & organizational skills
  • Able to work independently or collaboratively and maintain a positive attitude
  • Able to initiate action and build relationships within the department

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