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Sr. Database Manager – Senior Oracle DBA TH102271

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Sr. Database Manager – Senior Oracle DBA TH102271
3-6 Month Contract to Hire Position
Hartford, CT

Analyzes, develops and maintains complex backend OLTP Oracle 10g/11g databases on Linux blade and Exadata servers in support of the Commercial Lines business applications for The Hartford. Projects are large in scope, typically cross-functional and technically difficult, often involving combinations of platforms and computing environments (e.g., host based, distributed systems, client server, Web, e-commerce) and technologies.

  • Drive management of large, complex Oracle databases running on Oracle 10g/11g environments using Exadata and 11gR2 features for data compression, partitioning, RAC, RMAN
  • Assist with design, development and implementation of database architectures and database solutions for new “Speed-to-Market” SOA-based projects underway
  • Perform analysis and end-to-end execution from roadmap to implementation of database consolidations, migrations, conversions and upgrades
  • Deliver strong Performance trouble-shooting and tuning, Unix scripting and PL/SQL scripting support for Invest projects and critical production issues
  • Maintain and administer databases and supporting automation (e.g. database objects, security roles, capacity, performance tuning, import/export, alert rules)
  • Support compliance (e.g. SOX), and disaster recovery activities
  • Resolve database issues (incident and problem management)
  • Establish database standards and best practices
  • Perform design and code reviews
  • Possess strong working knowledge of High Availability, Backup and Recovery options and help to implement solutions
  • Automate routine database support tasks
  • Mentor and train technical staff
  • Develop and maintain documentation

  • Act as project or technical lead for new database designs, and complex production support activities
  • Create new database designs
  • Enhance existing database designs for improved longevity, reduced maintenance, and improved performance
  • Assist with the creation and enhancement of cross-functional database systems
  • Participate in database design forums in areas of expertise
  • Perform complex production support activities (e.g. database consolidation)
  • Resolve complex incidents (e.g. security, performance tuning)
  • Assist with the evaluation and implementation of new product features to tailor solutions for database requirements
  • Assist with proactive root cause analysis
  • Automate routine support tasks
  • Develop and maintain documentation
  • Assist with enforcing database processes, procedures, best practices, standards and SLAs
  • Maintain awareness of industry best practices
  • Perform security audits, and implement changes to resolve concerns
  • Analyze hardware capacity trends, and implement changes to ensure efficient consumption
  • Follow applicable processes, procedures, policies, standards, best practices, and SLAs
  • Mentor less experienced staff, and resolve escalated issues
  • Learn, understand and champion CMMi/ITIL frameworks
  • Participate in required training and assessments
  • Integrate process improvements into the way we do our work
  • Understand responsibilities of function, and change work process to align with revised role descriptions and staff in all phases of the development and implementation process

  • Advanced knowledge of Oracle 10g/11g technical database concepts, such as: logical relational data modeling, physical data modeling, tuning large instances, resource management, data replication and backup/recovery techniques
  • Experienced Oracle database administrator supporting complex legacy and vendor-based OLTP databases
  • Minimal knowledge of SQL Server database administration required
  • Requires at least five plus years of experience with implementations, upgrades, conversions and consolidation projects with Oracle databases
  • Experience supporting Oracle HA features such as Data Guard and Advanced replication.
  • Requires at least five plus years of complex PL/SQL and Unix scripting experience
  • Requires strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Requires strong analytical ability, judgment and problem analysis techniques, in-depth knowledge of the business unit’s functions and applications, and a broad knowledge of systems and technology alternatives
  • Requires excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently and effectively with clients and IT managers
  • Requires at least three to five years of working knowledge of Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC), Oracle Enterprise Manager (Oracle OEM/Grid Control), Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM) and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System, Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN), Oracle Data Guard and Oracle Database Security.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and at least eight, typically ten or more years of solid, diverse work experience in IT, database management, system administration or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Knowledge of ITIL, CMMi or Six Sigma processes, experience with matrix organizations spanning multiple geographic locations.

· Proactive, responsive, flexible, continuous improvement mindset, team oriented frequent/clear/concise communicator, positive attitude, customer focus, effective listener, good multitasking skills.


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