Senior Oracle DBA - Charleston, SC

Trouble-shooting, Red Hat, Solaris, Database Tuning, Performance Metrics, VMware, EMC, NetApp, iSCSI, FCoE, CIFS, NFS, Clustering, High-Availability
Full Time
Depends On Experience
Work from home not available Travel required to 25%.

Job Description


Senior Oracle DBA

  • Manage large enterprise databases, including Oracle and SQL.

  • Provide database administration (DBA) services, middle tier application server administration, and Oracle Grid control monitoring to provide the database (DB) infrastructure required to support business applications. These services include customer inquiry and resolution; installation, operations and maintenance of Oracle resources to ensure adequate performance; data confidentiality, integrity and availability, as well as recoverability.

  • Maintain the physical DB, application server, and load balancer architectural design. Install, configure, and provide Operation and Maintenance of Oracle products such as the DB engine, application servers and OEM. Activities include the following: Install, configure, operate, and maintain the clustering of the databases, application servers and load balancers.

  • Implement and maintain database security and audits. Generate and provide audit reports. Perform quality assurance and stress testing during non-business hours on systems in order to benchmark system/application or database performance. Stress testing must benchmark system response time, database response time, application response time, network throughput, network bandwidth, network latency, firewall throughput, maximum concurrent users, maximum concurrent requests, and other industry standard benchmarks.

  • Perform database maintenance and recovery, including Backups, Exports, Image copies, Reorganizations, Database tool evaluation, Documentation.

  • Perform data administration, including maintaining and enforcing standards for database design, naming, and access

  • Provide development assistance, including table generation and views. Problem determination and assistance with application database issues

  • Provide Disaster recovery support for databases

  • Collaborate with the various support teams contributing to the solutions end to end lifecycle and continued process improvements.  Proficiency in the following technical areas is also required: cluster/database installations, upgrades, database migrations, database monitoring, database performance tuning, database backup/recovery, replications setup, troubleshoot database issues, disaster recovery testing, implement audit security access controls and production readiness checks.


Required Skills:

  • At least five years of Lead Database Administration with preference to those who have supported DOD in the past.

  • Experience in managing Oracle databases, particularly must be highly experienced in database backup and recovery, performance tuning, and high availability configuration.

  • Must possess experience with Oracle 11G database administration.

  • Must have experience in managing Oracle Data Guard, Oracle RAC, Oracle ASM, Oracle RMAN.

  • Must have experience in Oracle Grid Control.

  • Must have experience in managing Oracle Application Servers.

  • Extensive experience in managing MS SQL databases.

  • Must have experience with MS SQL 2008.

  • Must be experienced with managing Oracle products on Linux OS. Must be highly experience with Unix Shell scripting.

  • Advanced knowledge in database security knowledge is required

  • Candidate will possess strong proficiency in Python and/or PERL

  • Participation in drawing up new standards (where appropriate) to ensure that best practices are applied.

  • Experience with OEM & GRID Control for monitoring and troubleshooting.

  • Participation in the planning and implementation of disaster recovery exercises.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects in parallel.


Other requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.

  • Exposure to and familiarity with data center design including systems, storage and networking.

  • A strong sense of urgency including self governance on task priority.

  • Must meet the requirements to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance.

  • Travel as required.


About the Company

NexGen Data Systems is an emerging technologies focused company providing expert systems and network engineering solutions to the Department of Defense. NexGen Data Systems promotes a culture of knowledge and career advancement through continued learning, keeping our team current on the latest advances in systems and networking, and enabling our team to provide the best available solutions to our clients.



  • Company covers 100% of premiums for the employee’s medical, dental, and vision insurance and subsidizes 50% of premiums for spouse and dependents.
  • 401(k) match up to 10% of the employee’s salary contributions to 401(K) plan.

  • Company supplied educational books, resources, and 100% of certification test costs.

  • 10 paid holidays and 15 days of paid time off.


NOTE: US Citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. In order to be qualified for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a United States Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. We are unable to sponsor Visas at this time. NexGen Data Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Posted By

Lisa Hambley

431 Saint James Ave, Suite L PMB 310 Goose Creek, SC, 29445

Dice Id : 10362164
Position Id : 005934
Originally Posted : 5 years ago
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