What you’ll be doing...

The Database Administration team in the Networks Systems IT Organization maintains all database systems. DBA team is responsible to manage all aspects of DBA roles – planning and designing cost effective, highly available, and scalable systems; devising, implementing, and maintaining Backup, Archive, and Recovery strategies; monitoring, troubleshooting, and tuning database systems for performance; and analyzing system demand and ensuring capacity. Seeking an experienced database administrator that leads the design & implementation of next generation backup strategy, partners with business teams and technology vendors to design and build cost effective yet high-performing secured systems, proactively assesses system demand for required additional capacity, and creates framework for monitoring & notification system. You will play a key role in all new departmental initiatives while continuing to ensure the availability/stability of existing functionality. Your work on migrations to cloud platforms will require the team to become well-versed in public cloud offerings (specifically AWS) and processes so any experience in this area is a plus. This position is a team leader in a centralized database administration team, which provides 7x24 support in test/prod environments. You’ll be mainly responsible for maintaining highly visible production databases.

  • Plan, design, and build high performance database systems in the Network Systems. Partner with application teams to support databases for over 100 applications, many of them considered critical, complex, multi-terabyte OLTP database systems.
  • Design next generation storage strategies around backup and recovery for complex database environments, physical structures, and specialized database appliances
  • Uphold enterprise data security policy guidelines and recommend new/improved guidelines
  • Lead in the technical assessments, create technically viable and cost-effective system designs, provide detailed technical design for enterprise solutions, and develop customer-focused implementation strategies
  • Partner with project teams and interact with application teams and technology vendors to customize/find solutions for projects and operational issues for existing and proposed databases
  • Perform pro-active capacity planning, recommend and implement solutions to provide scalability, availability, security, stability, and performance
  • Conduct benchmark tests to gauge hardware capacity and meet application capacity & demand requirements
  • Mentor other DBAs in the group.
  • Provides tasks and timelines to support the creation of project plans with appropriate updates for those tasks throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Designing, installing, upgrading, patching, tuning, monitoring and troubleshooting databases with large amounts of data (Terabytes) and high transaction rates.
  • Capacity planning, SQL analysis, schema revisions, security administration and user account maintenance.
  • Participating in an active on call rotation.
  • Providing off hours support to avoid impacting database availability during normal business hours.
  • Keeping up-to-date of new features and technical trends within the industry and be able to successfully communicate and apply those with application counterparts.

Coming up with recommendations that have a big impact is motivating to you. You are not afraid to make critical decisions in tight timeframes, and you remain calm and level headed in tense situations. Communicating with others comes naturally to you and you have a knack for explaining complex data in a way people can relate to. Your natural curiosity to solve complex issues serves you well as you enjoying seeing the results of your hard work.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience administering Oracle 11g and 12c/18c RAC databases with Exadata and PostgreSQL.
  • Experience on UNIX/Linux and shell scripting.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree
  • Ten or more years of work experience.
  • Experience with planning, building, implementing, administering, and maintaining on High Availability (HA) Setup of Oracle Real Application Clustering (RAC) database on Oracle 11g/12c/18c RDBMS, Grid infrastructure (GI), Automatic Storage Management (ASM), Data Guard and applying patches of GI and Oracle 11g/12c/18c RDBMS software binaries on Unix/Linux environments.
  • Strong knowledge in performance analysis, tuning, ensures optimal database performance through exhaustive pre-service testing and ongoing real-time monitoring using Oracle Enterprise manager, SQL Tuning advisor, AWR, ADDM, ASH and other tools & techniques.
  • Experience with Performance Tuning & Troubleshooting and find a quicker to resolution.
  • Experience with GoldenGate and numerous cutting Edge technologies.
  • Experience with Exadata platforms, CellStorage, InfiniBand Switches, and ZFS Storage Appliances.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies: RDS, Postgres Aurora, Cloud Formation, EC2, S3, EMR, SCT, DMS, Auto scale, and Cloud watch. Expert migrating databases to Cloud.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Solve complex problems, performance issues, and come up with innovative solutions.
  • Experience with Software Products: Oracle 12c/18c, RMAN, Oracle Dataguard (Physical and Active), Advanced Replication, Golden Gate, Partitioning, Advanced Security, OEM 12c/13c, Exadata
  • Experience with PostgreSQL v9.6 /10.x/11.x
  • Experience with Operating Systems: Linux (Redhat, CentOS, OEL), Solaris, HPUX, AIX.
  • Experience with Hardware environments: AWS, HP, SUN, DELL.
  • Experience with programming Language(s): SQL, UNIX and Shell Scripting.
  • Proven teamwork & collaboration skills to work across organizations and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication & stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills to develop quick yet sound solutions to resolve complex issues.
  • Certification on OCP DBA, and AWS
  • Ability to manage multiple open escalations and remain organized while also having to drop everything to resolve outages on a regular basis.
  • Experience leading others and Mentoring other DBAs.

    When you join Verizon...

    You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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