Senior Database Administrator in West McLean, VA at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 2/7/2020

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and customer service oriented team member who wants a challenge and loves exciting days at work.  This Senior Database Administrator position may be the one for you!

Due to client requirement, applicants must be willing and able to work on a w2 basis. For our w2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Responsibilities of the Senior Database Administrator:
  • Manage and support the Oracle database platforms
  • Work closely with the client stakeholders, technical operations groups, application support teams, technical support team, etc
  • Recognize areas for improvement in the Oracle platform and take appropriate action to initiate changes
  • Install, configure, upgrade, and maintain database instances
  • Recommend and implement database security policies
  • Recommend and implement database backup, recovery, and redundancy strategies; implement automated monitoring to ensure proactive handing of issues
  • Be the bridge between the infrastructure team and the Clients on issues relating to the database infrastructure
  • Work independently to perform database performance analysis, capacity planning, system sizing and ongoing maintenance
  • Recommend best practices and perform other tasks assigned by the supervisor
Requirements of the Senior Database Administrator:
  • Bachelor's or Master's in computer science or information systems field of study
  • At least 6 years experience in database administration
  • Oracle DBA Certification required
  • Be able to monitor, troubleshoot and configure the Oracle databases and infrastructure
  • Ability to work with Oracle 12c RAC environment, Oracle 12c features
  • PL/SQL, SQL tuning, triggers, stored procedures, third-party tools, and transaction monitoring
  • Ability to implement Oracle standby database server deployments, architecture, configuration, implementation, operations, and management
  • Ability to deploy Oracle ASM and troubleshooting ASM related issues
  • Ability to build, maintain, and communicate data dictionary for all data elements
  • Physical and logical database design skills
  • Experience performing both Oracle and operating system performance monitoring and the necessary adjustments
  • Knowledge of Oracle real-time replication, backup and recovery scenarios
  • Knowledge of migrating code, database changes, data and menus through the various stages of the development lifecycle
  • Ability to perform migrations of programs, database changes, reference data changes and menu changes through the development life cycle
  • Ability to perform reviews to ensure standards are being adhered to Evaluates releases of Oracle and its tools and third-party products
  • Ability to apply patches including but not limited to Critical Patch Updates (CPU), Patch Set Updates (PSU), and One-Off Patches, Interim patches, DST, and Patch sets
  • Ability to conduct performance tuning of indexes and optimization of storage functionality
  • Ability to review database design and integration of systems
  • IT Operations background and Oracle Certifications preferred
  • Experience of Service Now and Solar-winds preferred
  • Experience with Weblogic / Fusion Middleware
  • Experience with UNIX shell scripting for automating regular data loading and other database maintenance activities
  • ITIL Certification
Keywords: Senior Database Administrator, Oracle, Unix

Job ID:334300

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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