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Oracle Database Administrator II - IN

RackspaceRemote; IndiaFull-time$100k - $240k*Sep 26, 2023
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Job Description

 Experience - 5+ yrs. of relevant exp.
 
The Oracle Database Administrator is responsible for configuring, administering, and maintaining the Oracle databases in the AWS cloud environment.  Responsibilities include database upgrades, patching, security, troubleshooting and issue resolution, backup procedures, and performance tuning. In addition, application DBA’s will provide support and direction to developers and other support personnel as needed. Daily responsibilities include monitoring the production environment, providing acceptable system performance, and assuring data is protected and recoverable as required and assuring data is protected and recoverable as required.

Key Responsibilities
·       Formulate and monitor policies, procedures and standards relating to database management.
·       Provide design standards and guidance for projects and technical roadmaps.
·       Capacity Planning: Forecast future database growth based on usage trends and plan for hardware and storage requirements accordingly to ensure scalability and optimal performance.
·       Patch Management and Upgrades: Plan and execute SQL Server software upgrades, patches, and service packs. Stay up-to-date with the latest SQL Server releases and features.
·       Troubleshooting and Issue Resolution: Investigate and resolve complex database-related issues, including data corruption, performance problems, and connectivity challenges.
·       Automation and Scripting: Develop automation scripts and tools to streamline repetitive tasks, improve efficiency, and reduce the risk of human errors.
·       Monitoring and Alerting: Set up monitoring and alerting systems to proactively identify and address potential database issues before they become critical.
·       Compliance and Best Practices: Ensure that databases comply with industry standards and internal policies. Follow best practices for database management, security, and performance optimization.
·       Mentoring and Training: Provide guidance and support to Level 1 and Level 2 DBAs, sharing knowledge and expertise to foster their professional growth.
·       Performance Analysis and Reporting: Generate performance reports and analysis for stakeholders and management to provide insights into the database environment's health and performance.
·       Documentation: Maintain up-to-date documentation of database configurations, procedures, and troubleshooting steps.
·       Vendor and Third-Party Tool Management: Evaluate and manage third-party tools and solutions that assist in database management, monitoring, and performance tuning. Resolve locking conflicts/blocking and resource utilization. Build tools for customers and internal teams by creating scripts or using software to automate administration tasks and DBA processes.
·       Consult with customers on SQL Server including best practices and SQL Server Disaster Recovery setups.
·       Participate in sales implementations vendor calls to provide advanced knowledge in the purchase of software, hardware or services that can be used to improve the performance of the database server. Carry out disaster recovery planning and execution including, log shipping, mirroring, replication, and AlwaysOn.
·       Works with the product organization to assist in the roll out of new products.
·       Participate in 24X7 production support for SQL Server infrastructure
Executes large sized, complex database projects. Ensures projects are properly documented.

Knowledge
·       Good understanding of Oracle database concepts and structures on various in-house and cloud platforms.
·       Oracle database skills and Unix operating system understanding is required.
·       Good Knowledge of architecture and configuration of latest Oracle versions.
·       Good experience of patching, cloning, security, backup and recovery procedures, node addition, deletion, replication setup and DR-Drill activities. 
·       Good understanding of Performance Tuning, Query Optimization, Client/Server Connectivity.
·       Experience of implementing operational automation using Ansible playbooks or any other tools.
·       Experience of Pluggable and container databases.
·       Experience of writing shell scripts as well as knowledge in general system administration tasks.
·       Experience of setting up Oracle high availability [RAC, Dataguard] environment using various tools.
·       Experience of database administration, development, maintenance, and production support.
·       Experience of managing Oracle databases on various cloud environments like AWS.
·       Experience of identifying performance problems and optimization of database performance.
·       Experience on planning and Performing optimal Backup and Recovery solutions.
·       Good knowledge of RAC, ASM, RMAN, Dataguard, Datapump and other Oracle utilities.
·       Good understanding of SQL and PLSQL Procedures, Functions, triggers.
·       Good in providing guidance to the development team in optimizing SQL statements.
·       Proficient in performing the recovery of the Oracle database files in various recovery scenarios.

Desired
·       Experience working with Postgresql /MySQL
·       Database Specialty Certifications in AWS id preferred.
·       Experience working in AWS cloud environments

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