Senior Oracle Database Administrator

McKesson   •  

Irving, TX

11 - 15 years

Posted 253 days ago

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McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. We believe in the importance of strong, vital

collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.

Current Need

The Senior Oracle DBA role requires a highly competent and highly motivated individual who wants to strengthen their technical abilities and grow their professional career. This role requires a service oriented mentality, high sense of ownership of the problems and requests assigned, a focus on managing and resolving issues in alignment with the SLAs, establishing and maintaining communication with customers to keep them updated with status of their requests, initiating and performing changes on production systems and proactively escalating any issues that cannot be resolved within the established timeframes.  Excellent analytical skills, time management skills, communication skills, ability to prioritize and multi task, ability to routinely make effective and timely decisions in alignment with departmental direction is required.

Position Description

  • Identifies server hardware, software and configurations necessary for running Oracle in an optimal fashion
  • Performs Oracle database installation, configuration, patching and upgrades in a SOX compliant environment
  • Installs, configures and integrates third party applications and tools as needed
  • Develop procedures for automated monitoring and proactive intervention, preventing customer impact
  • Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols and standards
  • Configure and optimize AIX/Linux servers to support Oracle databases
  • Experience installing RPMs, setting kernel/TCP parameters, optimizing IO subsystem and system layout for Oracle Databases
  • Control and monitor user access to databases and ensure regulatory and security compliance
  • Work with application service owners and technical leads to ensure project and service deliverables are met
  • Responsible for providing database expertise to project teams to maximize system availability, efficiency, and security
  • Work with development teams and 3rd party vendors throughout the development life cycle regarding optimal use of database resources and features
  • Responsible for designing, building, testing and deploying database solutions for projects
  • Collaborates with all members of IT to ensure successful application and database implementations
  • Follow release management, change management and quality assurance standards
  • Assumes ownership of database related problems; pursues problem resolution and root cause analysis.
  • Responsible for opening, managing, escalating and resolving SRs with Oracle Support
  • Assists vendor support services as well as IT team members to quickly resolve problems
  • Monitor and analyze database performance and make changes to optimize performance
  • Responsible for working with the development/support teams to optimize SQL statements
  • Responsible for solving production problems in a timely manner, including off hours and weekend support when necessary
  • Will be the subject matter expert on the supported applications and will provide support to the on call DBA
  • Provide 24x7 support and participate in on-call rotation
  • Responsible for validating the backup strategy and performing on demand backups and restores
  • Develop new backup and recovery processes that leverage new techniques and technology
  • Experience scripting and automating solutions using Perl, Shell, PL/SQL, Python etc
  • Learn and stay current on the features and functionality of Oracle
  • Maintains current knowledge of industry trends and standards



 Minimum Requirements
typically has 10+ years relevant experience. Less years had if has relevant Masters or Doctorate qualifications.

Critical Skills

  • Hands on experience administering Oracle 11g and 12c
  • Expert knowledge of Oracle Architecture and Concepts
  • Experience optimizing database solutions for multi-terabyte databases
  • Good knowledge of Oracle backup and recovery scenarios with and without using RMAN
  • Good knowledge of Oracle Tools and Utilities
  • Must have experience optimizing SQL and PL/SQL
  • Must have experience writing scripts using Python, Perl and/or Shell
  • Must have Oracle Data Guard experience

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Must be able to travel up to 10% as required
  • AIX/Linux administration experience is a plus
  • Experience using Oracle Enterprise Manager is a plus
  • Experience using Postgres/MySQL/SQL Server is a plus
  • Knowledge of Remedy preferred but not required
  • Minimum 5 years of Oracle database administration experience in a AIX/Linux environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment


  • BS C.S., BS M.I.S. or equivalent experience