Oracle Database Administrator

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/22/18
San Francisco, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/22/18

Who We Are
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global market leader in press releasedistribution and regulatory disclosure. We are on a mission to redefine how organizations connect with their audiences - and that’s just the beginning!

Organizations, big and small, depend on us to accurately publicize market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and investor relations websites, and generate social engagements that continuously develop interactions with their target audience.

About The Team
The Information Technology team is committed to creating an inspiring and rewarding place to work for all of the people who deliver Business Wire’s amazing client experience - from our newsroom team, to marketing, to tech talent to media relations. We pride ourselves on creating a fulfilling and collaborative environment where we solve big problems together. We’re looking for smart, passionate, creative and innovative people to join our team!

About The Role
Reporting to the Director, Database Administration Operations the Oracle Database Administrator is responsible for Oracle 12c RAC databases with Data Guard standbys in a high availability, 24x7 environment running on Oracle VM clusters. You will work closely with development and user groups, and will be part of a global leading organization. 

What You’ll Do

  • Install, configure, and patch Oracle software—Grid Infrastructure, Database, Agent, and Client (12c)
  • Performance tune Oracle databases
  • Configure hot backups and perform restores/duplicates of databases with RMAN
  • Configure Oracle Data Guard for easy failover/failback of databases
  • Configure Oracle Networking
  • Implement security at the database level
  • Create and maintain internal documentation
  • Utilize Oracle Enterprise Manager to monitor and manage databases
  • Create automatic alarms with cron and OEM, and respond to these alarms
  • Monitor system logs and take corrective action for any problems
  • Develop scripts to automate routine administrative tasks
  • Support reporting requirements using SAP Business Objects and Apex
  • Review application designs with developers, making recommendations for schema changes
  • Evaluate new products and technologies and/or recommend purchases
  • Monitor and recommend additional hardware—disk, cluster nodes, tape drives

What You’ll Need

  • 3+ years Oracle RAC Database experience
  • Cloning and patching Oracle databases

General understanding of a UNIX operating system

  • Independent problem-solving and researching skills
  • Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (PL/SQL, Perl, shell, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and train from written documentation

Equal Opportunity Employer
Business Wire is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status

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