Senior Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)
6th March, 2024

Must have Baseline Security clearance.

 

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with a strong background in database migration projects, specifically migrating from Oracle version 12c to Oracle 19c.

 

Primary Responsibilities:
• Oracle Database Migration: Lead the migration of Oracle databases from version 12c to 19c, ensuring a smooth and efficient transition. This includes planning, execution, testing, and troubleshooting migration processes.
• Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Migration: Spearhead the Oracle uplift project to migrate existing Oracle databases to OCI. Develop and implement migration strategies that align with our cloud objectives, ensuring security, performance, and cost-effectiveness.
• Database Administration: Perform routine DBA tasks, including database design, performance tuning, backup and recovery, and patch management. Ensure the integrity, availability, and security of Oracle databases.
• Cloud Optimization: Leverage OCI features to optimize database performance and scalability. Implement and manage cloud-based solutions, including Autonomous Database, for improved efficiency and innovation.
• Collaboration and Planning: Work closely with IT teams, Solutions Architects, and project managers to plan and execute migration projects. Provide expertise and guidance on Oracle technologies and cloud migration best practices.
• Documentation and Compliance: Document migration processes, configurations, and post-migration changes. Ensure compliance with data security and privacy policies and regulations.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:
• Oracle Expertise: Proven experience as an Oracle DBA, with extensive knowledge of Oracle database administration, version 12c and 19c.
• Migration Experience: Demonstrated experience in migrating Oracle databases to newer versions and to cloud environments, preferably OCI.
• Cloud Proficiency: Hands-on experience with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and familiarity with cloud services, tools, and best practices.
• Technical Skills: Strong understanding of database architecture, SQL, PL/SQL, and Oracle RAC. Experience with Oracle Data Guard, Oracle GoldenGate, and backup/recovery techniques.
• Problem-Solving: Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex migration issues and optimize database performance.
• Communication: Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team and communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
• Certifications: Oracle DBA Certification and OCI Architect Certification are

 

Highly desirable experience:
• Minimum of 10 years of experience as an Oracle DBA, with at least 2 years focused on database migrations and cloud technologies

 

Essential criteria

1. Background as a senior Oracle Data Base Administrator Proven experience as an Oracle DBA, with extensive knowledge of Oracle database administration, version 12c and 19c. Applicants must possess a minimum of 10 years of experience as an Oracle DBA, with at least 2 years focused on database migrations and cloud technologies. Oracle DBA Certification and OCI Architect Certification are highly desirable.
 

2. Oracle Database and Cloud Infrastructure Migration Experience Demonstrated experience in migrating Oracle databases to newer versions and to cloud environments, preferably OCI.
 

3. Cloud Proficiency Hands-on experience with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and familiarity with cloud services, tools, and best practices.
 

4. Technical Skills Strong understanding of database architecture, SQL, PL/SQL, and Oracle RAC. Experience with Oracle Data Guard, Oracle GoldenGate, and backup/recovery techniques.
 

5. Problem-Solving Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex migration issues and optimize database performance.
 

6. Communication and Collaboration Skills Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team and communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
 
Desirable criteria

1. Familiarity with Federal Government ICT
 

2. Oracle Database and Tools Experience • Minimum of 10 years of experience as an Oracle DBA, with at least 2 years focused on database migrations and cloud technologies. • Oracle certifications and training in Oracle technologies, cloud platforms, and data base administration are highly desirable.
 

3. SAFe and/or Agile Experience/Exposure Familiarity with SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) or other agile methodologies is a plus. Experience or exposure to agile practices will help streamline program delivery
 

4. Security Clearance (NV1 or Baseline) Possession of an NV1 security clearance is preferable, with a baseline security clearance as a bare minimumSecurity Clearance (NV1 or Baseline) Possession of an NV1 security clearance is preferable, with a baseline security clearance as a bare minimum
 
 

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