Off-shore Automation DBA

03 Oct 2016
01 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Off-shore Automation DBA will serve as technical expert responsible for the design and implementation of database technology automations for overall organization's relational database Oracle/SQL Server/PostgreSQL environment. The DBA will champion automation projects to help increase productivity of the team and work collaboratively across our landscape to improve our build and operations services.

Essential Responsibilities

The Power Data Management team is looking for an individual to lead the design and implementation of database technology automations across Power for Oracle/SQL Server/PostgreSQL database technologies. This is a highly technical role for a senior DBA with excellent leadership & communication skills, broad architectural understanding, and strategic thinking.
In addition you will:
• Set and administer standards for Database Automation in the Oracle/SQL Server/PostgreSQL relational database structure and architecture.
• Designs, tests and installs database management automations for use with business applications
• Monitor incidents, service requests, changes, problem tickets and alerts providing suggestions and ideas on how to implement automated routines to decrease the number of tickets and alerts that are requested to the DBAs
• Ensure that proper root cause analysis is completed on Database Problem tickets and suggest/implement automated solutions across the enterprise of servers.
• Responsible for the documentation of all automated routines and any training that is needed for the DBAs to implement such routines
• Research database technologies, determine business requirements, propose changes, and develop migration and implementation plans for automated database routines, may execute projects based on these activities
• Ensure plans for database technologies integrate effectively with other aspects of the technical infrastructure
• Provide database architecture and technical project leadership for new projects
• 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)
• Experience with database automation leveraging Ruby, Python, Chef or other programming and automation tools
• Minimum of 5 additional years of experience with Oracle, SQL Server or PostgreSQL as a professional DBA in a large business environment
• Unix/Linux/Windows experience with some system administration skills.
• 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
• SQL Programming experience with one or more other database technologies Oracle, SQL Server or PostgreSQL
• Experience with monitoring tools like Oracle Enterprise manager and Idera with basic system administration skills.
• AWS/RDS experience supporting databases in the cloud
• 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 High Availability Database solutions
• Experience with virtualization technologies
• Proficiency in PowerShell scripting specific to database administration and automation
• Project Management experience & proven track record
• 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