TEKsystems has a client in the Topeka, KS area that is looking for a Senior Oracle DBA for a long term contract opportunity. Responsibilities The Database Administrator is the lead designer, creator, implementer, and maintainer of Database solutions. Candidates should have experience with both Oracle (10g / 11g) and SQL Server (2005 / 2008) with Oracle being the primary need. Installation / configuration of Oracle GRID (aka OEM) experience, it's a plus. Oracle RAC is also a plus. Other activities would include database upgrades, performance tuning & troubleshooting. Qualifications: - A diverse set of Database technologies to include, Database Management System backup and recovery, Database performance tuning, SQL analysis and tuning, Data Modeling, Data Security and Data Quality Assurance. - SME for most, if not all, Database technology utilized by the corporate and field end users. - Regarded as a Database support expert and understands the many user environments which would be supported. - An advanced knowledge and understanding of emerging Database technology. Must Haves: - Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field and at least seven years of system management experience within a specific technology. - Understanding of current technologies and best practices in the information technology industry. - Strong analytical/problem solving skills. - Ability to manage and meet deadlines. - Good interpersonal skills, with ability to work across functional lines, and at many levels. - Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills. - Ability to work on assigned tasks independently and assesses and executes with minimal direction. - Must be self-motivated, punctual, and resourceful. - Minimum of 7 years' experience with Oracle Database Management System (9i/10g/11gR2) - Experience with Oracle database administration on Unix/Linux/AIX platforms - Expert in Database backup and recovery (RMAN) best practices - Expert in Database Tuning and Performance - SQL Tuning Expert - Expert in Unix (AIX) Shell and PERL Scripting - Expert in Data Quality and Security - Experience with on call 24 x 7 production pager rotation duties - Experience with disaster recovery and planning - Experience with Managing Oracle software versions, installations, upgrades and patch installations - Familiarity with Client connectivity variants (OCI, ODBC, JDBC) - Comprehensive knowledge of various Oracle Database design techniques, including: - Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) - RMAN - Oracle Replication - Data Guard - Oracle Partitioning - Experience with SQL Server Database Management System (SQL Server 2000 and 2005) Preferred: - Master's degree preferred - Oracle Certification - Experience with Data Modeling - 3+ year's experience developing functional analysis and design specifications in an Information Technology environment - Demonstrate expertise in more than one Database Management System. - Experience with Database related technologies, such as: - Windows Operating System - Unix - z/OS - SAN Storage - IT Retail Experience - Experience with Retail Master Data Management. - Certification on a Database platform. This is a long term contract position. Our client is open to the opportunity of telecommuting part time. Join TEKsystems() and get your career on the fast track. As the leading technology staffing and services firm, we are passionate about deploying high-caliber IT and communications expertise. To satisfy our constant need for expertise, we actively seek talented Technical Professionals with all levels of information technology and communications skills. TEKsystems knows that every professional has different needs, so we'll work together to determine a suitable benefits package. We offer options to our Technical Professionals that could include: a health plan, 401k, provisions for vacation and holiday pay, and technical and professional training. With a foundation as the nation's largest IT staffing firm, we've become a billion-dollar services company by blending superior client service with an unrivaled ability to source and manage talent to precise specifications, resulting in successful technology executions. Allegis Group and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. M/F/D/V
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