Infrastructure Openings
Position: Sr. Oracle Database Administrator
Job ID Number: 9960MK
Date Posted: March 13, 2008
Location: Highland Park, MI
Position Type: Contract to Hire
Contract Length: 6 Months
Oracle Database Administrator is responsible for primary architecture, design, implementation and operational support of mission-critical relational database systems.  Responsible for maintenance and support of Oracle database instances, grid control, OAS, and clustering services.

-- Provides database architecture and design expertise to client-driven projects.
-- Proactively conducts performance monitoring, optimizations and tuning as needed.
-- Responsible for logical and physical design, ensuring database availability, scalability and overall performance.
-- Responsible for backup and recovery procedures.
-- Provides database-related support for application development teams.
-- Proactively automate routine DBA tasks through shell scripting, Grid Control and other solutions.
-- Manage storage requirements for database instances.  Monitor storage utilization and develop thresholds in order to identify capacity constraints and propose capacity solutions.
-- Understand and optimize logical and physical data models used by application teams.
-- Research, recommend and implement solutions to assist in system performance and availability monitoring efforts.
-- Work closely with network, security and systems administrators to optimize database and related systems; coordinate with systems administrators to specify, build and support new Oracle instances.
-- Manage instance security, availability, performance monitoring and tuning, physical database design and implementation, and database integrity, including verification of backups, recovery strategies, user access, version control and growth planning.
-- Develop, implement, administer and maintain policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of all Oracle platform installations.
-- Document all support procedures and cross-train other members of the team.
-- Review, approve, apply and test patches, changes and/or modifications to databases.
-- Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with staff members with varying levels of information technology expertise.
-- Must be capable of interacting with internal customers in a professional and polished manner.
-- Proactive self-starter with a proven track record of self-learning and training others
-- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and stay focused on priorities in a fast-paced environment.
-- Position require 24/7 availability


-- 2-4 years Oracle database administration experience
-- Experience with Oracle 10g RAC
-- Experience with Oracle Application Server
-- Experience with Oracle Business Intelligence
-- Strong PL/SQL coding and tuning skills
-- Basic UNIX/Linux (Solaris & Red Hat) administration skills and shell scripting expertise
-- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
-- Strong written and verbal communication skills
-- Knowledge of current technological trends/developments in area of expertise
-- Knowledge and skills in systems analysis, systems design and information architecture to effectively design and create databases


-- Experience with sizable high volume OLTP and DSS environments (250 GB +)
-- Experience with back-end and middle-tier support of J2EE deployment practices and protocols strongly preferred
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