Watson Health - Senior Database Administrator
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Chicago, IL 60664
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Your Role and Responsibilities
The Senior Database Engineer is responsible for performing all database administration tasks to assure the availability, performance, integrity, and security of databases for large scale Data Warehouse / Decision Support Systems. Duties include database support, research, process automation, documentation, database upgrades, backup/recovery, DR testing.
Perform all Database Administration duties
+ Participate in 24×7 on-call support and planned downtime maintenance activities
+ Work closely with Truven data warehouse team (project lead, data modelers, technical team, ETL developers)
+ Ensure compliance with all technical specifications
+ Ensure that department documentation is up to date and accurate
+ Provide front-line database support for customer-facing applications and databases
+ Assure the availability and performance of the different database environments
+ Backup/recovery strategy and planning
+ Participate in disaster recovery exercise planning and execution
+ Responsible for problem escalation to Oracle Support and third parties as necessary
+ Research and recommend technology selections
+ Design and implement new technology and database features
+ Plan and manage project tasks, schedules, and resources related to database administration
+ Communicate with the customer through formal correspondence
+ Mentor less experienced DBA’s and perform DBA peer review of DBA changes
+ Work in conjunction with other project components to define data, storage and retrieval requirements
+ Diagnose and solve complex problems including non-functional problems such as performance issues by identifying workarounds, and driving resolution / “owning” the problem
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
+ 7 + years working as an Oracle DBA
+ 7 + years working with Oracle on Unix/Linux
+ Experience managing Oracle RAC
+ Experience managing Data Warehouse databases
+ Competent in Unix/Linux shell scripting
+ Strong query tuning and performance problem solving skills
+ Strong RMAN backup and recovery skills
+ Strong SQL DDL, DML, and PLSQL coding skills
+ Experience with Database Development
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+ Self-starter with ability to work in a team environment
+ Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing tasks simultaneously and complete work within allocated time-frames
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
+ Previous experience managing healthcare databases or working with healthcare data and regulations
+ Recent experience with Oracle 12c
+ Experience using data models
+ Experience managing large multi-terabyte databases
+ Experience installing, upgrading, and managing Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control
+ Experience with Data Guard
+ Experience with Oracle Exadata
+ Experience with IBM UDB/DB2
About Business Unit
IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health and revolutionizing many aspects of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government sectors. We aspire to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.
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