SQL Server and Oracle DBA

SQL Server and Oracle DBA

by Brian Borsa|May 11, 2012
  • Contract to Hire
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Reference: STLtitus2



Cycle3 IT Staffing is seeking a DBA with both a SQL and Oracle background. This is a 6 month contract to hire.


Position Essential Functions

  • Implements databases and related objects
  • Evaluates and resolves database and database server problems
  • Installs and maintains database engines on data base servers
  • Maintains data security and access rights at a level appropriate to protect it from accidental or deliberate misuse
  • Configures, tunes and administers the databases to keep them running efficiently and respond to problems as they occur
  • Utilizes software diagnostic and monitoring tools to determine where in the processing cycle a problem or error is occurring
  • Provides tools that deliver baseline reports on the database size, transaction rates, etc to use in problem solving and capacity planning
  • Provides DBA accessibility to database servers from home in order to provide quick problem response
  • Installs as needed database software on servers and clients
  • Installs service packs to assure and fixes supplied by database vendor
  • Evaluates hardware requirements, application query performance, and database and server management tools
  • Uses available resources for problem identification and resolution
  • Establishes backup procedures for database recovery and develops processes for disaster recovery
  • Implements security upgrades
  • Researching, architecting, designing, securing and presenting advanced SQL architectures
  • Understand, follow and promote SQL Server best practices
  • Able to set priorities and work with limited direction to achieve desired goals and results

Position Specifications

Educational Preference:

  • Bachelors degree in Information Systems or an equivalent degree

Job Experience:

  • 5 years of Database administration experience required
  • Relational database theory and design
  • Experience administering large scale and high visibility production environments
  • Experience with researching, architecting, designing, securing and presenting advanced SQL architectures
  • Interpersonal skills and strong problem solving ability

Computer Experience:

  • Hardware
    • Servers and Desktop
  • Software
    • Windows Servers 2003 and 2008,
    • Unix
  • Database
    • SQL Server 2005, 2008
    • SQL Server Analysis Services 2005, 2008
    • SQL Server Integration Services 2005, 2008
    • Oracle 10g, 11g

Additional Job Notes
What are the primary business goals of this department/position?

    • senior level Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database administration
      How does this position impact the strategic direction of the company?
    • Computer data is the foundation of every software application. This position ensures the data is safely secured and is always available. Computer systems are very important to the success and profitability of the company. This position ensures that these systems are always up and operational.
      How would you sell this job to candidates?
      • Great IT department
      • Current technology
      • Opportunities to be creative in solving business problems
      • An environment open to new ideas and initiatives
      • Solid supportive management that is employee focused
      • Full ownership of projects and customers
      • Flexible work schedule
      • Casual dress policy

What are the challenges and the objectives of this position?

      • Being proactive to catch issues before they cause problems
      • Ensuring current best practices are understood and implemented consistently
      • Staying up on current technology

Describe a typical day. Include tasks and who they deal with.

      • Reviewing performance reports and logs from the previous day
      • Working with application development teams on:
      • Server provisioning
      • SQL Server and Oracle install and configuration
      • Code/system optimization
      • Code deployment
      • Application performance trouble-shooting
      • Data Architecture team collaboration
      • Implementation of proactive best practices
      • Participate in an on call rotation (24/7 for a week about once a month)



      • The ideal candidate has both SQL Server and Oracle experience. They may have more years of experience in one than the other but having experience in both is key
      • SQL Server
      • Years of experience – at minimum 5 years*
      • Versions of SQL Server – We support 2000, 2005 and 2008
      • Years of experience – at minimum 5 years*
      • Versions of Oracle – We support 10g and 11g
      • Ideal candidate will have experience with RMAN
      • Ideal candidate will have experience installing and configuring
      • The ideal candidate has been a DBA for the entire time. There are developers that have some DBA experience but it is usually not as in depth as a career DBA. There are some people that have a lot of IT experience and have recently (1-3 years) transitioned to being a DBA. This would not be ideal.
      • server operating system experience should include:
        • Windows 2003 and some Windows 2008 R2, Linux would be a plus

Years of DBA experience

SQL Server and Oracle DBA experience

Can work independently

Team player with the ability to collaborate effectively with other IT staff and customers.


To apply for this job email your details to brian@cycle3it.com

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