Sr. Oracle Database Administrator

Technology Seattle, Washington


Blue Nile is seeking a Sr. Oracle Database Administrator to join our Technology team. Our DBA team is integral to our technology platforms and involved in a variety of initiatives spanning new technologies and opportunities. These systems and databases support our e-commerce website, internal applications, analytics, and advanced platforms. You will be responsible for the architecture, scale, and operations in our hybrid on-prem/public cloud environment. Our primary RDBMS platform is Oracle 12c/19c, but we also use PostgreSQL, Solr, Mongo, and cloud-based datastores. We use Oracle eBusiness Suite R12 to support manufacturing, inventory, and other components of the business.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, architect, and build scalable on-prem and cloud-based database and data storage solutions working closely with other members of the Technology team
  • Lead the research, testing, and adoption of new technologies and approaches for improving performance, availability, scalability, and security of database systems to meet business needs 
  • Collaborate closely with our development teams to optimize their use of database platforms and continuously improve the applications and services
  • Manage and evolve a dynamic multi-terabyte data warehouse environment
  • Ensure the quality, consistency and security of company data and database systems in accordance with best practices and regulatory requirements
  • Perform traditional DBA duties such as upgrades, patching, environment cloning, implementing backup/recovery and monitoring procedures, capacity planning, website fail-over, etc.
  • Provide on-call support on a rotational basis. Our systems are stable and the pages go off infrequently
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 8+ years of enterprise Oracle DBA experience
  • Excellent database modeling, database tuning, SQL query tuning, and PL/SQL coding skills
  • Experience with Oracle-specific tools and technologies such as Data Guard, RMAN, OEM, and other enterprise DB options
  • Experience with non-Oracle tools and technologies, including PostgreSQL, Solr, Mongo DB, Google Cloud Datastore, and BigQuery
  • Experience in working with OLTP and Data Warehouse systems
  • Ability to quickly diagnose and resolve issues
  • Experience working in a 24x7 production environment
  • Experience with Oracle eBusiness Suite R12 is a plus
  • Experience in working with source control & change management, hands on experience on working with GIT, ansible or similar tools.

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Business Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus