Title Sr Oracle DBA

Duration : More than 12 months

Required Skills:

• Provides database related technical expertise to application development and global infrastructure efforts.

• Anticipates and resolves database integration issues for technical infrastructures of all complexities.

• Ensures communication and understanding of deadlines, assignments, and objectives.

• Provides input to development of vision, specifies key performance requirements and defines technical critical success factors.

• Assumes a lead role in influencing client expectations and ensuring client satisfaction in area of responsibility and related issues.

• Provides thought leadership for database management systems (DBMS) use, design and implementation in Oracle 11g.

• Coordinates and manages activities of multiple database management systems (DBMS) resources on a large project or account.

• Educates and provides methodology consulting to client and organization personnel.

• Interfaces with Technology and Business stakeholders to gather, define and document database architecture and migration requirements.

• Experience working with differences between database structures (e.g., transaction based vs. data warehouse)

• Experience working with software packages or classes of packages within technical expertise

• Performs decision analysis, Simulation, optimization, and decision-making to support the evaluation and selection of alternative software architectures.

• Identify, assess, and develop mitigations to product and process risks.

• Expert knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle and Methodologies (waterfall, unified, iterative, agile, etc).

• MySQL production, QA and development platform.

• Fine tune SQL Queries prior to release to production.

• Monitor/maintain data migrations during and between SDLC.

• Monitor/maintain existing MySQL backup infrastructure.

• Provide input and solutions for all aspects of MySQL Database Administration.

• Perform analysis and create tools to prevent problems related to MySQL infrastructure.

• Provide (short and long term) problem resolution and perform root cause analysis

• Provide work guidance and mentoring to less experienced personnel.


• Minimum 10 + years of experience in software engineering and architecture.

• 7+ years’ experience working with Oracle • 2+ years’ experience working with MySQL

• 7+ years of database administration (Including MySQL)

• Hands on, working knowledge of Unix or Linux environments

• Experienced skills and knowledge of database system dependencies (HW, OS, SW, and network)

• Strong Database troubleshooting skills/experience

• Fundamental scripting experience with any/all (Perl, Shell, Ruby, PHP, etc.)

• Experience in a large-volume database environment with database design and performance tuning.

• Experience in designing large scale, distributed architectures.

• Can demonstrate strong written and oral skills in the English language.

• Can demonstrate exceptional analytical skills.

• Demonstrates attention to detail and strong follow-up skills.

• Can demonstrate the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.

• BS or MS Degree and/or equivalent (additional) experience

• Strong project planning and estimating skills related to area of expertise

• Strong communication skills

• Strong leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel

• Must be a high-impact player on multiple simultaneous engagements

• Ability to think strategically, balancing long and short-term priorities

• Willingness to travel

Hiring : W2 or 1099 or C2C
Work Location at Reston, VA