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DATE ADDED: Sat 26/10/2019

Senior Oracle Database Administrator

Arlington, TX, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Under general direction, the Senior Oracle Database Administrator performs administration of Oracle databases in support of mission critical applications. The Senior DBA works within a team of DBA's whose primary responsibilities include providing database administration for production databases, production Oracle application servers and several development databases. The Senior DBA designs, implements and maintains complex databases and manages the integration of databases with applications.


  • Install database server software

  • Design and build databases, schemas, stored procedures and other database objects

  • Set up routine database backup procedures and disaster recovery procedures

  • Perform database recoveries

  • Tune database for performance and monitor performance trends

  • Assist developers and end-users with database usage, query development and tuning

  • Design and implement database security schemas

  • Install routine security related patches

  • Provide direction to less senior DBA's

  • Assist associate and intermediate DBA's with complex database tasks

  • Install and support the database components of packaged database applications

  • Develop operating system scripts to automate backups, data transfers, monitoring, etc

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Conform with all company policies and procedures


  • UNIX scripting experience desirable

  • Extensive experience with SQL and PL/SQL

  • Extensive experience with Oracle RDBMS with experience administering Oracle databases in a UNIX (AIX, Linux, Oracle Linux) environment

  • Experience performing RDBMS software installation, database creation, database sizing, establishment of backup and recovery procedures and scripts

  • Oracle RAC, RMAN, Datapump, Data Guard, OEM, AIX or Linux, and Exadata (nice to have); Golden Gate a plus

  • Advanced knowledge of information technology systems, infrastructure and operations

  • Knowledge of security methodologies, policies, standards and best practices

  • Significant experience in a large and complex business environment

  • Working knowledge of information systems and operations systems for supported business groups


  • Strong in the use of Microsoft Office software including strong ability to analyze data using Excel for reporting and data mining purposes

  • Strong people skills including the ability to interact with employees at all levels

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to create and work RFC and SR tickets with Oracle On Demand, Oracle Managed Cloud Services and Oracle Support

  • Ability to meet expected delivery dates and the tasks necessary to achieve objectives

  • Advanced computer skills and conversance in information technology issues

  • Deadline oriented

  • Good computer skills and conversance in information technology issues


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent work experience preferred


  • 5-7 years overall experience in Information Systems with Oracle database administration experience required

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment subject to stressful situations

  • Flexible schedule with possibility of working long hours including weekends/holidays, occasional overtime or split shifts may be required

  • Limited travel may be required to support business needs

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