Senior Database Administrator

Cox Automotive - North Hills, NY3.5


DealerTrack, a Cox Automotive brand, is seeking a Senior Database Administrator for a full-time position in North Hills, NY. Responsibilities will include:

Provide engineering, installation, configuration, maintenance and support in a 24/7 support environment. Monitor designated applications and take corrective action to prevent or minimize system down time. Perform the capacity planning required to create and maintain the Databases, working closely with system administration staff and other Database Administrators. Ability to think logically and analytically.
Must have extensive hands on experience as a database developer/administrator capable of developing and analyzing highly complex system standards, thresholds and provide recommendations to maximize system performance. Identify and fix performance bottlenecks and tune the databases using traditional techniques and tools like Oracle OEM Grid, Splunk, TOAD etc. require knowledge on wait event tuning, session blocking, SQL and index tuning and SQL Profiles.
Configure solutions for High Availability, Load balancing and fail over support. Follow disaster recovery policies and procedures; complete back-ups.
Work closely with multiple departments as well as provide detailed status reports on assigned projects and ongoing support for assigned systems and applications. Implement changes into production environments to support change management and release scheduling. Coordinate efforts during production outages and work with other internal teams on root cause analysis and resolution thus ensuring performance of systems meet expected Service Level Agreements.


Bachelors Degree Computer Science
6-8 yrs of DBA experience
Experience with database development, modeling, in-depth concepts of RDBMS Oracle / SQL Server, MongoDB
OCP experience recommended
Experience with High Availability systems like Exadata, Oracle RAC using version Oracle 11g, 12c.
Experience with DBMS Software installation, upgrade process and administration, including Oracle, MongoDB.
Experience in storage management systems like ASM, OCFS2, DBFS, ZFS.
Experience in securing databases by developing system access, monitoring, control, and evaluation, knowledge on data encryption using Oracle TDE, OKV, HSM, Oracle database auditing, QRadar, Oracle Flashback.
Experience with replication tools like Oracle Data Guard Broker, GoldenGate, IBM CDC.
Experience with programming languages like SQL, PL/SQL; Python, Shell Scripting; development experience preferred. Experience with Linux, UNIX, Windows, and Networking
Experience with cloud computing concepts, tools, services, experience with Database As A Service concepts and mechanisms
Experience with database object version control mechanisms, knowledge about Alembic. Experience working in Agile development environment preferred.
Experience with database backup/recovery tools like RMAN, EXPDP/IMPDP, mongodump, snapshot etc. Experience with disaster recovery solutions and operations
Write clear, concise, well organized technical documentation to maintain standards and procedures
Participate in on-call for production database rotation, daily maintenance, monitoring, problem resolution and internal customer/dev support.
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with technical cross-functional teams
Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Stack (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS), Oracle Data Integrator would be plus

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-NY-North Hills-3400 New Hyde Park Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing