Off-Shore ICAM Dedicated DBA Lead

03 Oct 2016
04 Feb 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Off-Shore ICAM (Infrastructure Contractual Agreement Modeling) Dedicated DBA Lead will serve as a technical expert responsible for leading and executing multiple, simultaneous programs, initiatives and high impact to the Power Data Management Team. Initiatives like Database/RAC Build, including setting up PostgreSQL instances, schemas, backups and assisting with migration and upgrade activities.

Essential Responsibilities

The Power & Water Data Services team is looking for an individual to lead ICAM Project activities across P&W. This is a highly technical role for a senior Oracle/PostgreSQL DBA with excellent leadership & communication skills, broad architectural understanding, and strategic thinking.
In addition you will:
• Provide technology leadership for the Database Build and Operations process for Data Management Team in Oracle and PostgreSQL.
• Serve as the DBA project lead for all DBA infrastructure tasks related to ICAM program / project
• Design, build and administer both development and production Oracle/PostgreSQL application databases on clustered and non-clustered systems
• Manages daily activities, issue resolution and communication across project execution teams in order to deliver projects on-time, on-budget, as-requested by the Power Technology customer. Familiarity with all ITIL processes.
• Require solid onshore/offshore vendor resource management ability, which will be realized by exhibiting strong communication skills. These same skills will provide the ability to team with and influence project leaders and stakeholders within IT and Business teams
• Will follow Oracle/PostgreSQL best practice recommendations
• Experience with automation/scripting
• Active daily monitoring of the server and DB, using heath check reports and tools such as OEM/PEM, ADDM, AWRRPT, Server Stats, DML Log report, etc. Identify possible issues and/or fine tuning opportunities
• Ensure that proper root cause analysis is completed on all Database Problem tickets and that solutions are implemented across the enterprise infrastructure
• Proficient in writing and troubleshooting SQL, PL/SQL, PGSQL code
• Develop clear SOP for all repeatable processes
• Work on new Oracle technologies POC as per team leader's direction
• Assist and mentor new team members and also assist operations team with major issues
• Participate in DBA oncall rotation
• Familiar with HA options available with Oracle/PostgreSQL
• Ensures appropriate linkages with applications to other data processing systems


• Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in the application of information technologies to business solutions)
• Minimum of 5 additional years of experience with Oracle as a professional DBA in a large business environment
• Knowledge & understanding of multi-tier system architectures
• Strong oral and written communication skills

Desired Characteristics

• Self-directed
• Ability to work in a virtual team without day to day managerial oversight
• Administrative experience with one or more database technologies including Oracle , PostgreSQL & GreenPlum
• Solaris or Linux experience with basic system administration skills.
• Knowledge & understanding of multi-tier system architectures
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Experience with complex Database environments including hardware and supporting infrastructures
• Systems Administration background in Solaris, Linux, and/or Windows
• Experience with RAC, Veritas, or Windows clustering
• Experience with virtualization technologies
• Experience with database automation leveraging Ruby, Python, Chef or other programming tools
• Project Management experience & proven track record
• Provide consulting support to Database application teams, Solutions Architect in complex systems design
• Understanding of open source business models & applications
• Provides leadership to identify practical solutions to improve performance and availability for support applications and infrastructure
• Proven analytical and problem resolution skills
• Quality and cost driven
• Proactive responsible individual, able to set own action plans
• Ability to influence and build consensus with other IT teams and leadership
• Strong knowledge of ITIL Processes, experience with Service Now preferred
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills