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Database Engineer - Sr

JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of production databases in compliance with application specifications and company policies, standards and procedures. Manages and maintains all production and non-production databases.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES
Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Performs installations and configurations of grid infrastructure, databases, clients etc.

Designs and maintains access and security administration.

Designs, implements and maintains backup and recovery strategies on Database Management Systems.

Supports multiple services and multiple databases of medium complexity with multiple concurrent users, ensuring control, integrity and accessibility of data.

Designs, installs, configures and maintains High Availability (RAC, RAC One Node, Data Guard etc.) Database solutions.

Expertise in setup using OEM as a monitoring and diagnostics tool and identifies/resolves the performance issues.

Troubleshoots alerts (alert log, Jobs, Disk Group, Tablespace etc.) and performance issues.

Performs capacity planning of Oracle server environment and provides recommendations to management to sustain business growth.

Designs, implements, maintains Disaster Recovery (DR) methodologies and creates documentation.

Gathers business requirements and designs, implements multiple projects along with the production support.

Creates standard operational procedures and templates.

Acts as mentor for Database Administrators and Associate Database Administrators.

Performs research and provides plans to remediate complex business problems.

Assists the development teams to improve database design and procedures on PL/SQL best practices etc.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Strong knowledge of database architecture and its implementation
Strong understanding of best practices in maintaining medium to large scale Oracle database systems
Strong knowledge of PL/SQL programming language
Strong understanding of Change Management procedures
Strong knowledge of Instance, database and query tuning to improve the performance of the database/application
Strong understanding of SAN technologies related to SQL server disk layouts
Strong knowledge of Windows/Linux/Solaris operating systems and shell scripting
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
Ability to show judgment and initiative and to accomplish job duties
Ability to use personal computer and software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, etc.)
Ability to work independently
Ability to work with others to resolve problems, handle requests or situations
Ability to effectively consult with department managers and leaders

Education
BA/BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent work experience

Related Work Experience
6 to 9 years of experience working with Oracle and various database management systems in testing, implementation, maintenance and administration in a multiple platform environment


WORKING CONDITIONS
Office environment
24x7 on-call support


EOE Race/Sex/Vet/Disability
Charter is an equal opportunity employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is the Law poster: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf
Charter is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different.