Technical Lead - Oracle Database Engineer

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Company: Creative Data Resources
Location: St Paul, MN
Date Posted: October 8, 2014
Source: Creative Data Resources
This position will provide database engineering, technical expertise and leadership to drive the standardization and optimization of our database environments across all the client’s business units.  The DBA in this position must collaborate and communicate well with development, operations and management teams.  They must have development experience, understand predominant application architectures and display strong analytical skills to solve complex technical issues affecting our businesses.
	
		 
	
		 
	
		Essential Responsibilities:
	
		
			Partner with development and operations to assess database hardware, database design  and configuration requirements and recommend solutions that conform to supported standards. 
		
			Resolve critical business issues by providing technical expertise for Oracle RDBMS, including RAC, Data Guard and other underlying infrastructure technologies inside and outside the database. 
		
			Resolve performance issues by analyzing existing workload in production and pre-production environments and subsequently recommending the necessary SQL or database configuration changes. 
		
			Conduct Proof of Concept's (PoC) with business partners to validate the usefulness of new technologies and the viability of current standards handling existing application workloads. 
		
			Develop and maintain standard solutions for database patching, monitoring, management, migrations, upgrades and technical refreshes 
		
			Design, plan, script and execute major configuration changes in support of changing business and product needs 
		
			Conduct extended analysis and troubleshooting necessary for second and third level Incident and Problem Management 
		
			Translate highly technical solutions/problems into clear language useful to audiences at varying technical levels 
		
			Communicate in a professional manner when interacting across staff levels and internal/external customers 
		
			Evaluate and communicate risks in a timely manner 
		
			Set and manage expectations to achieve positive outcomes 
		
			Maintain positive and collected disposition during intense situations 
		
			Proactively generates relevant ideas for new and improved use of technology 
		
			Understands the impact of new projects and technical impacts to supported systems 
		
			Collaborates with peers, architects and managers to determine project strategy and how best to implement/support it  
	
	
		 
	
		Education:
	
		
			4-Year College degree (preferred) coupled with 7-10+ years of applicable work experience 
	
	
		 
	
		Required Skills and Experience:
	
		
			5+ years of working experience with Oracle RDBMS 
		
			5+ years of working knowledge in one of the following operating systems:  Linux, Solaris, AIX, NT, and Windows. 
		
			Strong quantitative, analytical, communication and verbal skills with a strong customer service focus 
		
			Ability to work well with different staff levels within and out of core competency 
		
			Basic data modeling and relational database design skills 
		
			Ability to lead and work as part of a team, as well as independently toward assigned goals 
		
			Strong shell scripting background. 
	
	
		 
	
		Desired Skills and Experience:
	
		
			Experience in utilizing change management systems and maintenance windows in support of achieving highly available enterprise systems. 
		
			Java or .NET development background. 
		
			5+ years experience providing 24x7 support for Oracle on Unix/Linux platforms 
		
			5+ years in a development or support organization supporting large applications 
		
			3+ years experience with UNIX shell scripting 
		
			3+ years experience supporting DB2/UDB on the AIX platforms 
		
			3+ years experience supporting Oracle on NAS 
		
			3+ years experience supporting multi-master replication technologies

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