Direct Client Need

Role: Senior Oracle DBA
Location: Lincolnshire, IL
Duration: 8-12 Months
Assignment start date: 15th Sept 2013

This position requires master level competencies in multiple database 
practices. Addresses database requirements during conceptual design. Creates 
data flow designs for single and enterprise data distribution. Identify issue 
or improvement, analyze, create requirements and recommend appropriate 
solutions.  Recommend appropriate database technology. Identify database 
performance and capacity requirements; pre and post production. Collaborate 
with systems architects, developers, and software engineers to build 
sustainable systems that meet service levels agreements.
The Architect will demonstrate Oracle database experience at the mastery level 
with implementation, maintenance, configuration, replication, 
design/architecture, performance tuning, security and fault tolerance. 
Including but not limited to;
. Display strong inter-personal, verbal and written communication skills. This 
position requires strong presentation skills. Able to convey complex designs to 
a non-technical audience.
. Write and maintain documentation describing requirements, detailed design and 
. Research solutions for various business and technical problems, evaluate 
alternatives and be able to present options, recommendations, and 
justifications to aid management in purchase decisions.
. Understand, apply and document advanced database administration, management 
and performance tuning techniques.
. Provide advanced technical troubleshooting for applications and database 
systems with emphasis on root cause analysis.
. Participate in design and application review sessions, providing database 
. Configure and tune hardware and software to insure optimum performance and 
resource utilization.
. Evaluate database and software requirements and influence design decisions.
. Participate in meetings and conference calls related to project and 
troubleshooting activities.

Desirable Technical / Functional Skills

. Seven+ years' experience in large, heterogeneous environment which includes 
Red Hat/Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 environment.
. Experience with managing databases across a multi data center environment 
with well-defined and tested disaster recovery procedures.
. Experience functioning as a team lead. Large project management experience a 
. Ability to conduct technology feasibility studies, i.e. RFP, RFQ.
. Strong knowledge of Viso, Powerpoint and other presentation tools.
. Experienced with Oracle through 11G Release 2. Knowledgeable about new 
features and best practices.
. Proficiency with partitioning, advanced queuing, distributed transactions, 
materialized views/snapshots, etc.
. Advanced proficiency with tuning and monitoring tools such as OEM, and other 
third-party tools.
. Advanced SQL and PL/SQL programming skills with ability to write, debug and 
tune packages, procedures and functions.
. Experience with SQL Net and understanding of networking as it applies to 
database operations.
. Thorough knowledge of UNIX operating systems and shell scripting.
. Experience with ASM, SAN/NAS storage technologies such as EMC, NetApp, and 
. Experience with server clustering techniques, data replication technologies 
and RAC.
. Experience with Oracle Database Appliance and Exadata engineered systems.
. Experience with Oracle EBS and Demantra applications.
. Knowledgeable of ITIL framework and experience working in ITIL based service 
. A minimum of eight years of increasing responsibility in systems analysis, 
design and production operations experience on multiple platforms. Five years 
of relational database design, data flow and Entity relationship diagrams, 
meta-data, Case and ERD tools.

Mayank Sharma
IDC Technologies, Inc

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