Senior Oracle DBA for a 3 month contract.
CareerDriven - Montréal, QC

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Database Analyst - Senior

Our client, a leading financial services company in Montreal is looking for a Senior Oracle DBA for a 3 month contract.

Role Qualifications
- Strong understanding of database concepts and principles.

- Strong understanding of Oracle functions and features

- Ability to define database architecture that supports business requirements

- Ability to define a work breakdown structure.

- Ability to lead projects that involve others to deliver on database initiatives

- Ability to clearly and concisely provide oral and written communication

- Ability to manage medium to large infrastructure upgrade projects.

- Organizational skills with the ability to handle several tasks efficiently

- Ability to define and execute on research and development type projects

- Ability to define and execute on proof of concept initiatives

- Main Accountabilities:

- Work with other Database Administrators or Developers in defining requirements.

- Maintain up-to-date documentation and procedures for all supported database related platforms

- Infrastructure support of Oracle including: server/instance installs (stand-alone and clustered), service-pack upgrades, hot fixes, client tool installs, readiness programs, new feature exploitation, research and development (as needed by Infrastructure manager)

- Support Oracle database and other database related product upgrades.

- Performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of issues

- Support project development following documented standards, policies and procedures (Change Management Process)

- Regular review of database maintenance and performance improvement procedures

- Ensuring the proper setup and validation of backup and restore processes

- Participation in a rotational on-call schedule

- Occasional participation in after-hours and weekend support of production implementations, infrastructure activities, and various disaster recovery exercises

- Working closely with other team members, technical/team leads, management, specialized IT areas and application support teams to ensure consistent delivery and quality of database services

- Define, document and implement consistent standards and procedures.

- Managing small to medium size infrastructure projects and participating in projects through the entire project lifecycle

- Database stability, availability and recoverablility.

- Evaluation of functionality and features within Oracle and related database support products.

- Contribute ideas for best practice improvements, process improvement, and innovative solutions.

- Organizing and monitoring personal workload and escalating to manager when issues arise.

- Administrative intake process support


- Understand, can describe and can put into action, database concepts.

- University level degree in Computer Science or related information technology degree/diploma

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Passion for database administration.

- Willingness to provide on-call support and trouble shooting

- Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle several tasks efficiently

- Ability to contribute solutions that meet or exceed business requirements.

Willingness to share ideas and speak up in groups.

Mandatory Skills:
ORACLE(6),QUERY(6),Database Design (6),Database Administration(6),Data Backup Recovery(6)