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MS-Database Analyst III
Ref No.: 13-02437
Location: Mason, Ohio
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 12/02/2013 to 10/31/2014
Reviews, evaluates, designs, implements and maintains company database[s]. Identifies data sources, constructs data decomposition diagrams, provides data flow diagrams and documents the process. Writes codes for database access, modifications, and constructions including stored procedures. May require a bachelors degree in a related area and 4-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the fields concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. Typically reports to a project leader or manager. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Oracle DBA

Position Summary:
The Oracle Database Administrator is a senior information technology professional who analyzes existing Oracle Environments and workloads and designs new or complementary solutions for transformed environments, implements solutions, and troubleshoots any residual issues after transformation. The Oracle DBA will participate in early project discovery to understand the current mode of operation (CMO). The Oracle DBA will then participate in the evaluation of those workloads and create a Future Mode of Operation (FMO) Design that aligns with the compan service catalog. The Oracle DBA will concentrate on high-level database related duties such as database architecture, server design and extraneous dependencies. The Oracle DBA performs database design reviews managing towards best practices and standards and may help develop detailed logical data models. Oracle DBA must have the ability to architect, design, install, and configure large, complex databases with replication and high-availability on several MS-SQL versions. Oracle DBA must have the ability to migrate existing database instances from the CMO en. Support activities include analyzing, testing, and implementing physical database designs to support various business applications. Familiarity with Hardware and Operating Systems is needed to complete this job function.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with customers on data center transformation activities to confirm (and document accordingly) existing Oracle Database landscape and develop Functional Specifications.
Independently manage all aspects related to Oracle Integration projects.
Serve as liaison between the customer, Transition Team and the Datacenter DBA Tower to communicate difficult concepts and processes. Work with vendors and contractors to define detailed technical requirements
Participate in Application owner and Business User interviews to identify system functions and architectural and network related dependencies
Execute Discovery activities to fully identify and document the existing Oracle inventory
Work with the Datacenter DBA Tower to develop and implement the appropriate solution for successful transformation
Consult on complex business issues and design considerations
Responsible for the identification and documentation of system requirements to enable the Technical Team to deliver the appropriate solution for successful transformation
Participate in the development and execution of the user acceptance test plans, as well as schedule testing
Create new documentation and processes as needed to help refine, optimize, and/or to establish network functions and processes
Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in an Information Technology Discipline and 6 or more years professional experience
5 years Oracle database experience including database design, upgrades and performance tuning
3 years' experience supporting Oracle Databases, with upgrade experience a plus
Working knowledge of Oracle Data Guard and ASM
Significant experience migrating and consolidating heterogeneous database releases
Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
Oracle database installation and upgrade experience with versions 9i, 10g and 11i
Experience with database backup and recovery, including implementing disaster recovery standards
Database design, optimization, and tuning
2 year of experience with PostgreSQL desirable
MySQL administration skills a plus
Storage monitoring and growth projections for all database systems using local disk, SAN storage
Ability to design storage considerations for Industry Best Practice Design
Database security and compliance
Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a 24 x 7 production environment
Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and effective problem-solving skills
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Proficient SQL scripting skills including stored procedure, functions, and ddl
Mid-level knowledge of O/S systems administration tasks
Mid-level knowledge of Hardware in general, and hardware knowledge as it pertains to Oracle installations
Display a good understanding of both the RDBMS and the underlying operating system including but not limited to:
o Database performance tuning, replication, monitoring tools and tuning procedures
o Strong database management skills including backup and recovery best practices in a high-availability environment.
o Solid skills in productivity factors and the ability to understand impact of problem on overall database performance
o Knowledge of fault detection and resolution processes
o Strong skills in maintenance tools and best practices processes.
o Ability to work well with customers of varying levels of technical expertise
o Successful experience as a member of a project group
o Demonstrated initiative, good judgment, and the ability to work in a team
o Ability to independently provide time estimates for database related tasks
o Data modeling, data entity analysis, and database design skills may be required
o Use of a data modeling tool such as Erwin, ER/Studio or Designer/2000 a plus
*** Remote Candidates welcome to apply