CenturyLink SR LEAD DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR in Broomfield, Colorado

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Job Summary

Become part of the VLDB/DW DBA team & provide database support for various databases

Job Description

  • Provide very senior-level DBA support to enterprise VLDB/DW databases

  • Very deep knowledge of Oracle architecture in different versions is a must

  • Participate in the tier3 on-call support rotation for all databases

  • Have solid and through approach to tuning very complex database problems with very high volumes

  • Excellent automation skills

  • Ability to provide guidance to junior and mid-level DBAs

  • Able to work well in large DBA team with offshore model

  • Knowledge of Oracle backup and recoveries

  • Able to work well in a large DBA team with many members with various experience levels

  • Ability to spend significant amount of time with application teams in helping them tune code running within databases


Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field

  • 10+ years of experience managing VLDB/DW databases versions 8i to 12c on Solaris & Linux

  • 8+ years of working with very large databases (100TB+)

  • Experience with scaling problems in very large databases is a must

  • Hands-on experience with Oracle Exadata

  • Deep working knowledge of Oracle RAC and ASM

  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies, trends, & platforms

  • Experience with Data Guard, OEM, Toad, AWR, RMAN & other DBA tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with PostgreSQL, MySQL, Vertica, NoSQL, Hadoop a plus

  • Ability to take full ownership of assigned projects

  • Experience in hybrid DBA model (onshore/offshore)

  • Ability to train other team members in database tuning and other database technologies

  • Self-starter and ability to work issues till resolution

  • Support security policies to ensure integrity of data

General Qualifications:

  • Excellent organization and oral/written communications skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a large DBA team

  • Good design, analytical, and problem-solving capabilities and the ability to understand end user experience.

  • Naturally takes ownership of projects and drives them to completion with high-quality outcomes.


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition # : 198533

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