Senior Database Administrator

  • Location

    Calgary, Canada

  • Sector:

    Other Areas

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  • Contact:

    Tania Sadek

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  • Published:

    over 10 years ago

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Title:                             Senior Database Administrator

Division:                      Oil and Gas North America, IT Services

Reporting to:              Database Team Lead


Location:                      Calgary – Downtown Office


Position Type:             Temporary/Contractor, to December 2010, Full Time Hours - maybe extended to end of April 2011



Position Summary & Major Responsibilities:


This position performs database administrative tasks under the direction of the Database Team Lead. Detailed responsibilities include:

·       Analyze, design, develop, deploy and implement new database systems

·       Support applications development in areas requiring database skills

·       Provide support in database modifications and design structures

·       Install and maintain database software with upgrades or patches

·       Develop and maintain data backup and recovery systems

·       Develop and maintain database design documentation and meta data

·       Provide after-hours on-call support of production environment

·       Analyze and performance tune databases

·       Assist in helpdesk calls using Remedy


Candidates must have technical experience in the following areas:

·        Excellent design and requirements analysis skills

·        Certified (OCP) in Oracle 9i or 10g

·        Strong written and verbal communications

·        Service- and deadline- oriented person

·        Demonstrated experience managing databases on Unix Solaris platforms

·        Product experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager, DBArtisian, TOAD and RMAN


Education and Experience Preferred:

·        A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline with 5+ years related post-secondary experience, or

·        A Technology Diploma with 7+ years related post-secondary experience

·        5-7 years experience working with Oracle 9i, 10g and 11g in a UNIX Sun Solaris environment

·        Two years experience working with SQL Server 2005 and 2008

·        Experience working in a SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) environment

·        Experience in performance tuning, structured design, development methods and tools as well as implementation of database software