Ref No.: 18-05338
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Job Title: Oracle DBA
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN
Duration: 3-6 Months

Operational Management:
  • Install, configure, maintain database software access
  • Respond to and resolve database access and performance issues
  • Database monitoring – Operational status; system, database and process performance
  • User security and management – access control levels, password resets, account unlocks
  • Monitor, allocate, and optimize data storage for database systems
  • Database software maintenance – plan and coordinate software patches, updates, and upgrades
  • Review and approve physical models for new database development
  • Understand needs, requirements, and provide support for application and repository databases
  • Database technology programming and debugging
  • Track, report, and trend database infrastructure metrics
  • Develop and enforce strict adherence to database change control and testing procedures
  • Support internal and external audits
  • Design, plan, implement and support database High Availability and Disaster Recovery and related testing
  • Design, plan and implement processes and procedures that facilitate best practices for database use
  • Provide guidance to junior members of the Database Services team
  • Status reporting and other ancillary administrative activities

Strategy & Planning:
  • Assess and develop long term strategic goals for database infrastructure
  • Design and implement systems, policies and procedures to protect the integrity of data assets
  • Develop database architecture, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures.

Acquisition & Deployment:
  • Research and recommend database products/services to support procurement and development efforts

SKILL REQUIREMENTS: (Include interpersonal skills)
  • Experience as an Oracle DBA supporting Oracle Database versions 10g, 11g or 12c in a mission-critical environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • A strong team-work ethic and a we-can-do attitude
  • Ability to discuss technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding
  • Ability and willingness to share lessons-learned with less experienced DBA team members
  • Experience with database performance analysis and troubleshooting
  • Ability to advise members of our partner teams on database technology best practices
  • Ability to capture and analyze requirements and develop solutions that meet those requirements
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing business and technology environments.
  • Ability to create and maintain procedural and systemic documentation.
  • Interest in maintaining technical education and improving working knowledge of the enterprise database application environment.

NTT DATA Services is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 130,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA recently acquired Dell Services. NTT DATA Services emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process, IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We are a part of NTT Group, one of the world's largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues and partner to 80% of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a wide range of businesses and government agencies.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.