Oracle DBA/Principal Engineer 6266

Company Name:
IMS - International Management Systems
Our Client needs an Oracle/Sybase DBA Principle Engineer for a Full Time position near Marina del Rey, CA.
Those authorized to work in the US without sponsorship will be considered. The Client is not able to sponsor at this time.
The Principal Engineer (DBA), Database is part of the Global Database Technology Team within Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS). The Principal Engineer functions as a Senior Level DBA working in a large and complex multiple RDMS environment. He/She is a contributor to the overall day-to-day database operations and will be part of a team that shares responsibility for technical support activities. Operating as a member of this team, the Principal Engineer should be capable of independent thinking but still have a willingness to follow predefined EIS policies into order to satisfy our customers.
The scope of data management operations includes the activities such as database administration and supporting new database projects. More specific tasks which the incumbent will be responsible for are scripting, design & analysis, installation, configuration, monitoring, support, troubleshooting and tuning of both remote and on-site databases. The primary database platform is Oracle running on AIX and Windows platforms. Other environment includes UDB DB2, Sybase on Solaris and SQL Server running on Windows servers.
Database Operational Support - Proactively monitor and resolve incidents/problems that may impact the data management operations. Some key activities include:
Respond, prioritize, and escalate incidents or service requests as necessary according to EIS processes and procedures.
Coordinate significant change management initiatives both internally and with external IT teams.
Participate in problem management task forces and perform root-cause troubleshooting.
Maintain sufficient documentation with key system configurations and operational procedures to meet all support needs and situations.
Develop and implement database operational procedures
Develop processes to monitor databases and event logs
Perform maintenance of database system software
Perform migration of all database modifications to the QA and production environments
Implement monitoring solutions as defined by Senior Staff Members
Implement backup solutions as defined by Senior Staff Members
Assist with the loading of production data and any other issues regarding data loads.
Assist with system configurations, database upgrades and migrations.
Verify nightly backups and transaction log dumps
Monitor databases and event logs
Manage database accounts and logins
Assist in developing and implement database operational procedures.
Database Engineering & Design Assess, plan, and build capability to provide data management related services to all levels of the IT organization. Some key activities include:
Ensure adequate capacity is available at all times to meet the requirements of the operations and business through capacity planning and management.
Design, implement, measure and manage database services to ensure the stated business requirements for availability are consistently met.
Continue to provide a pre-determined and agreed level of database services to support the minimum business requirements following an interruption to the database operations.
Assist with installations and configurations of new database environments
Assist with capacity and resource planning
Assist with database performance analysis and server tuning activities
Assist with the development and implementation of standards, policies and procedures.
Support application development functions.
Maintain service level agreements, policies and procedures
Assist with application support functions, including coordinating vendor assisted support
Security Management Ensure the confidentiality, Integrity and availability of data. Some key activities include:
Ensure data integrity through sound backup and recovery procedures.
Define and implement access controls to the data to meet audit and security requirements.
Work with information security and internal/external auditors to coordinate audit and compliance activities.
Create and maintain security and application roles for all databases.
Restore data, upon request, to the Development, QA or Production environments
Extensive hands-on experience and knowledge (minimum 7 years) in Oracle and at least two other relational database management systems such as Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server or DB2. Oracle development and support experience is required with strong proficiency in the following areas:
Oracle installation, configuration, performance tuning, client/server connectivity, query optimization
Database backup, restore and disaster recovery procedures.
Data modeling and reverse engineering using tool such as ERwin
Writing complex stored procedures and triggers.
Clustering and load balancing with database servers.
Database concurrency solutions.
Large data replication and synchronization solutions such as snapshot, merge and transactional.
Optionally, additional experience in coordinating with Middleware, data warehousing, business intelligence and enterprise application integration team is preferred. For example:
Working with Business Objects and Crystal Report development team is highly preferred.
Enterprise application integration technologies with webMethods development and support experience highly preferred.
Fair to good knowledge of IT services delivery and support methodology such as ITIL.
Professional Level Knowledge Of:
General IT security best practices.
Web and application server technologies.
Distributed web application frameworks such as J2EE and/or NET.
Server/storage platforms and hardware.
Data communications and network standards.
Demonstrated results and proven track record in:
Participating in large-scale application support efforts.
Fostering strong relationships at all levels of the organization.
Interpersonal skills
Problem solving and decision making skills.
Written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated abilities in software development practices are highly desirable.
BS or BA degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or related technology field.
If qualified and interested in this position, please respond to JO#6266 with current resume and salary requirements.

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