Database Administrator


Database Administrator


Position Description:

  • The Operations and Architecture team supporting a large federal financial system is seeking an Oracle database administrator.
  • Candidate will work with an established team of developers, application engineers, and other DBAs managing a complex solution supporting multi-site replication, 1,000s of concurrent application users, logical and physical replication, and multiple reporting solution databases.
  • Candidate should have experience installing, configuring, administering and monitoring Oracle Enterprise Edition (18c or later), and working in an environment that supports at least 10 Oracle databases for multi-user applications hosted on Linux or Unix variants.
  • The role requires working with toolsets for backup and restore, monitoring (e.g., Oracle Grid Control), and both logical and physical data replication, as well as applying Oracle patches in a test environment, documenting the process, and then using the instructions as a guide for production deployment.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

  • Scheduled night/weekend on-call work needed for configurations and troubleshooting during outage windows.
  • Install and configure Oracle Enterprise Edition 19c and higher, as released
  • Create new databases, adhering to naming conventions and established standards
  • Maintain database baseline configuration documentation, including security controls, profiles, role, etc.
  • Monitor databases for performance issues and notify application administrators in the event of degradation or unavailability
  • Tune database parameters and SQL as needed using Oracle tools, profiles, indexes, etc
  • Provision database users with approved access requests
  • Monitor both logical and physical replication to reporting and standby databases
  • Verify backups and regularly test restore capability
  • Respond to audit requests for database documentation and configuration
  • Monitor security posture of the database and recommend changes to resolve issues/vulnerabilities
  • Perform data exports and imports as needed to support database users (application administrators)
  • Create/maintain shell scripts to support the tasks above and/or automate administrative tasks


Required qualifications to be successful in this role:


  • Experience with Oracle Database Administration (under Windows, Linux, AIX and/or Solaris operating systems)
  • Knowledge of Active Data Guard
  • Knowledge of other database technologies (SQL Server, Informix, DB2, MySQL, SAP Hana) is a plus
  • The successful candidate will also possess the following:
  • A great attitude and hunger for learning
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills
  • Desire and ability to work within a team environment of experienced DBAs
  • Willingness and desire to share knowledge and help teammates


  • Immediate experience with Oracle Data Guard, both physical and logical replication
  • Experience migrating Oracle databases to a Cloud environment, such as AWS or Azure


  • Backup & Recovery
  • Database Administration
  • Database Tuning
  • Oracle DBMS
  • Cloud Computing

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: February 14, 2023
Application Deadline: April 14, 2023
Job Type: Full-time