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Senior Oracle Database Administrator

New York, NY
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Senior Oracle Database Administrator

Jobid 23768-363652

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 32672BR

**Job Title** Senior Oracle Database Administrator

**Business Segment** Operations & Technical Services

**Sub-Business** Technology

**Posting Category** Technology/Engineering

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New York

**City** New York


The Senior Database/System Administrator will oversee all Oracle database operations for Ad Sales applications. This individual will be responsible for providing DBA services to application development teams, support multiple database environments, and manage the build-out of database infrastructure. S/he will own the various tiers (server, DB, storage) and serve as a key subject matter expert on application infrastructure. One primary focus will be to proactively analyze, identify, and implement performance improvements to custom and vendor applications. S/he will coordinate across teams when required, while providing accountability to the Ad Sales department on application infrastructure. This individual will oversee a small team of DB engineers and administrators to ensure 24 x 7 support.

Specific duties will include the following:

• Install / configure new databases in both RAC and non-RAC environments

• Install / configure new Data Guard physical standby databases

• Install / configure Goldengate where needed

• Troubleshoot database problems in both production and non-production environments; lead RCA process and ensure all fixes are fully implemented, collaborate across infrastructure teams to determine RCA

• Use appropriate tuning methodology and tools (such as AWR, ADDM, ASH, autotrace) to triage and resolve performance problems

• Collaborate with business units, application teams and administration teams to design, size and plan new environments

• Project manage, research, plan and execute database upgrades

• Plan for system growth and scalability

• Support standard ‘mailbox’ type requests (create schemas, create objects, grant privileges, kill sessions, etc)

• Support scheduled and emergency maintenance events

• Participate in other infrastructure upgrades for servers, storage devices

• Prepare / update storage diagrams for both ASM and non-ASM environments

• Prepare / review performance reports and segment space reports

• Prepare / update technical documentation including for the following: operational manual, backup / recovery, database maintenance, patching

• Prepare / update non-technical documentation including for the following: system designs, operating procedures, system events and root cause analysis

• Attend weekly department management meetings; report on the status of assigned projects and planned changes within the Database Administration group


• Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering (or equivalent relevant work experience)

• Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in database administration using Oracle databases (10g, 11g, 12c a plus) and/or Oracle Exadata; including installation, configuration, tuning, patching, upgrading, troubleshooting

• Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in Sun Solaris / Linux platforms with storage and networking experience

• Efficient at tuning SQL

• Experience working with Oracle Recovery Manager and Netbackup

• Experience creating Unix shell scripts

• Experience working with Oracle GRID Control

• Strong hands on experience with RAC infrastructure, ASM, RMAN, and dataguard

• Exceptional troubleshooting skills to analyze problems at all levels

• Must be able to work off-hours and provide 24x7 support in on-call rotation

• Must be detail-oriented and deliberate

• Experience developing and documenting directions and operating procedures

• Must be able to lead initiatives in keeping with established standards, with a willingness to identify and drive consensus

• Must have strong ability to multi-task and re-adjust priorities if project requirements change

Additional Job Requirements:

• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

• Must be willing to work in New York, NY

**Desired Characteristics**

• Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems

• Ability to lead and facilitate change across groups

• Ability to collaborate both with technical and non-technical personnel

• Excellent team leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire team members

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

• Experience in US Media & Entertainment environment

• Experience with sales, traffic, and other TV systems; and/or ERP applications

• Minimum of 3 years of experience with large-scale enterprise application suites (i.e. Oracle e-business, SAP, etc)

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

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