Oracle Database Administrator

Elite Technical is seeking an experienced Oracle DBA for an assignment in Reston, VA on behalf of a highly regarded aerospace and defense client. The selected candidate will generally be responsible for installation, upgrade support, patching, tuning, and overall support of Oracle environments. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 10 - 12 years of hands-on experience with managing and supporting Oracle in a Unix environment.

Due to the nature of the work to be performed, any candidate seeking consideration must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain/maintain a DoD secret clearance.

Required Skills

• BS degree in a relevant technical discipline.
• The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 10 - 12 years of hands-on experience with managing and supporting Oracle in a Unix environment. The candidate should be a self-starter, have excellent communication skills, work seamlessly in a team environment.
• Extensive experience with Oracle Enterprise RDBMS with basic knowledge of application development and strong working knowledge of database administration in a Unix/Linux operating system environment.
• Extensive experience with Oracle 12c release 2 architecture and database infrastructure design, understanding of optimizer behavior and Oracle 12c release 2 and greater.
• Experience with installing and upgrading database software
• Expertise in monitoring and resolving Database and applications locking issues.
• Extensive experience in the art of performance tuning, utilizing OEM or third party tools.
• Extensive experience with implementation and maintenance of Disaster Recovery environments using Data Guard.
• Experience with scheduling and studying ASH/AWR/ADDM reports and taking corrective actions.
• Experience with configuring databases to use Direct NFS for improved performance.
• Experience and understanding of high-availability solutions - RAC and Maximum Availability Architecture.
• Experience automating, scripting and streamlining processes for efficiency and accuracy
• Comprehensive understanding of Oracle backup methodologies, and their implementation, scheduling of RMAN backups as well as successful database restores.
• Strong understanding of hardware and infrastructure including but not limited to the OS, storage and networks.

Soft skills:
• Excellent communication, presentation, and customer relationship skills
• Proven leadership skills - previous management or leadership duties
• Ability to work individually with minimal supervision
• Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
• Autonomous DBA with "can-do" attitude, pro-active, takes the initiative as well as ownership of problem/project.

• Oracle OCP or OCM Certification
• Oracle Hyperion Financial Application Support / Essbase experience
• Cloud Control / OEM Installation, Configuration and Support
• Experience with ASM and Exadata systems
• Experience in disk array storage solutions - preferably NetApp
• Experience in Backup / Recovery solutions - preferably CommVault.
• Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) is highly desirable.

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Reston, VA



Anticipated Start Date

Monday, August 5, 2019

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Anticipated Duration

5+ months

Date Posted

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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