Information Technology

Sr. Oracle DBA  Exton, PA  
Job Description

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Job Category:

Information Technology

Position Type:

Contract to Hire


6 mo. to hire

A long-standing client of ours has engaged us exclusively to identify a Sr. Oracle database administrator to join a team that is spinning out as a stand alone company.  This company specializes in space situational awareness (space traffic management) services for clients with space assets (ie. satellites) they want to be monitored and protected while in orbit.  This Sr. Oracle DBA will work closely with members of the development team to manage the production databases and enhance their software products.   This position is an incredible opportunity to be a vital part of the core product development team serving as a subject matter expert for database technology and help shape the roadmap for deployment automation, cloud utilization/migration,  and data center consolidation as the company continues to grow and better serve its already well-established client base.

This is an initial 6-month contract position with an opportunity to convert to full-time.  Ideally, they would like this person to be on-site the majority of the time, but are open to remote work (with the expectation of occasional travel).  

The role’s primary responsibilities include: supporting database backup and recovery, implementing failover capability, PL/SQL tuning, production support, and development support. Additionally: 
  • Configure and maintain database backups
  • Implement and support local and site failover capability
  • Assist developers with database questions and inquiries
  • Perform SQL tuning
  • Assist with database and server maintenance
  • Clone PDBs (multitenant) and manage storage
  • Work with developers to implement and manage schema changes
  • Document and package updates so they can be implemented at customer sites
  • Perform Oracle installations, configuration and upgrades as well as software product migrations

Job Requirements


Background Profile:
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Information Systems, a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 5+ yrs. experience as an Oracle DBA, 2+ yrs. of which must be with Oracle 12c or higher
  • Multi-tenant experience (unplugging, cloning, moving, backing-up, restoring PDBs)
  • Hands-on production experience setting up and performing database fail-over using Active Data Guard.  Production experience installing and supporting RMAN with pluggables
  • Proficient in PL/SQL
  • Experience with Oracle on Linux
  • Ability to write formal technical documentation to incorporate into our products as well as in-house support
  • Familiar with Agile methodology and change management tools
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working and self-motivated, willingness to accept ownership of issues and see them to fruition
  • Strong technical aptitude and a desire to learn new technologies
  • Detail oriented individual with strong analytical approach to solving problems
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision
Nice to have experience with: 
  • Oracle on Windows
  • Database tools such as SQL Developer, TOAD, OEM
  • Cloud environments
  • Software Development
  • Familiarity with identity management (OAuth, LDAP, SAML, OpenID)


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