ORACLE DBA - Shift Based

ORACLE DBA - Shift Based

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    8 months ago

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Oracle Database Administrator

Job LevelTechnical – T3
Career TrackTechnical
Leadership LevelIndividual Contributor
Number of direct reports-Total reports
Direct and indirect
Job Purpose/summaryAs an Oracle Database Administrator (DBA), your primary function will be to operate and maintain Oracle databases ensuring that systems are running optimally, ensuring availability, efficiency, security and recoverability.
Overlapping periods of build/project tasks may be expected, however this is not part of the primary function.
Key responsibilities
List the 8-12 key responsibilities
  • Understanding, articulating, and operating Oracle Database platform management
  • Ensuring Oracle database platforms are running 24/7
  • Monitoring incoming Database Events, Incident and Request Queues in line with SLAs and acting upon.
  • Using Database monitoring tools to manage events and incidents and improve monitoring thresholds in line with Database workload
  • Database and SQL performance tuning recommendations
  • Cultivating and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including end-users, change/incident managers, engineers, and senior staff members
  • Actively participate in multiple work-groups at one time, and disseminating information across all levels of the organisation
  • Review and contribute to technical documentation such as user guides, manuals system specifications and knowledge bases
  • Contribute to continual service improvement by challenging, reviewing, updating and where inexistent creating, processes and procedures in order to drive operational excellence.
  • Keeping up to date with current trends in IT
Primary internal stakeholders
Typically 1-3
  • Database Operations Team
  • Service Management Team
  • Operation SME’s
Primary external stakeholders
Typically 1-3
  • Vendors
  • Off-shore Partners
  • Business Application Owners
Required experience
  • Previous experience as an Oracle Database Administrator.
  • Previous roles might include Development Database Administrator, Database Operator
Technical skills
  • Experience with Database Administration for Oracle 11g/12c Server; troubleshooting and resolving database problems, Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Explicit experience and expertise required of OEM 12c/13c in relation to Database Management and Monitoring features
  • Desirable experience in managing and patching OEM 12c/13c OMS/ Agents and maintaining security of OEM in line with security policies
  • Expertise with backups, restores and recovery models.
  • Strong knowledge of Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Oracle Data Guard
  • Experience in implementing operational automation using scripts
  • Explicit knowledge of partitioning, clustering, indexes, index management, and statistics.
  • Strong operating system skills, primarily Linux to include scripting and performance monitoring. Linux administration experience would be highly
  •  Familiarity of Service Management Tools such as Service Now.
  • ITIL Foundation advantageous
Business skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to influence and persuade
Personal profile
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Results-oriented
  • Sense of urgency
  • Focused to deliver best in class service
Key measures
List 2-5 key measures/success criteria
  • Low number of incidents due to Database platforms
  • Prevent lost Business Hours
  • No high/medium risks on technical platforms
  • High alignment to Standards