Cloud DBA

Information Systems & Technology Hyderabad, Hyderabad


Cloud DBA – India

DBA Requirements and Responsibilities

The Cloud DBA will be part of a globally distributed Database Administration team responsible for a large Oracle footprint in data centers in North America and Europe and different database engines in the Cloud.  In addition, this individual will assist with SQL Server related day to day tasks from time to time.  This individual will report to the Vice President of Infrastructure Services.


Oracle DBA Skills Required

  • Proficiency in the following areas relating to extreme performance tuning, troubleshooting, installation and patching and general configuration: Oracle Exadata Database Appliance, Oracle Database Appliance (ODA), Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), Oracle Grid Infrastructure, Oracle Data Guard, Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM), Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (OEM)
  • Proficient use with Oracle GoldenGate including installation, patching, parameter file configuration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, scripting
  • Linux/UNIX scripting for the purpose of automation. Autosys required.  Ansible, Puppet, Chef are desirable, but not required.
  • Understanding the Cost-Based Optimizer (CBO) and how plans exist and can change. Use of sql baselines, sql profiles, patching as it relates to performance, init.ora parameter knowledge
  • Establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures using RMAN and Data Pump in conjunction with external technologies such as ZFS appliance, Data Domain, NetBackup
  • Experience with multi-tenancy including pluggable database cloning, installation, configuration
  • Implement and maintain database security (create and maintain users and roles, assign privileges, enforce standards)
  • Perform in-depth database performance tuning and performance monitoring using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, performance scripting
  • Proficient use of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud control including installation, configuration, upgrade, maintenance, writing reports using OEM repository queries, creating corrective actions, monitoring configuration, incident management, performance tuning (SQL Tuning advisor, SQL Monitoring, etc.)
  • Perform application tuning and performance monitoring working in harmony with the application teams on how application functions and how the database can assist
  • Setup and maintain documentation and standards
  • Experience with Incident, Request, Change Order Management and dealing with Service Level Agreement Management
  • Plan growth and changes (capacity planning). Reporting on space using OEM, ASM management
  • Work as part of a team and provide 24x7 support when required including augmented shifting (off hour and weekend work expected)
  • Interface independently with Oracle Corporation for technical support, escalation, service request fulfillment.
  • Patch Management and Version Control
  • Experience with Cloud Technologies using OEM (IaaS, DBaaS) and Amazon Web Services (AWS)


 Cloud Skills Required

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner or Associate Level certification desired
  • Proficiency with RDS databases (Oracle, PostgreSQL, Aurora, SQL Server)
  • Proficiency using CloudWatch for performance and monitoring
  • Ability to analyze and create CloudFormation templates
  • Ability to work with Lambda
  • Python, JSON, YAML experience
  • Proficient use of DMS, DirectConnect and other services
  • Work with Oracle Cloud Services

Other Skills Required

  • SQL Server administration in a production environment


DBA Qualifications

  • May be certified as an Oracle DBA. See Oracle Certification Program.
  • Preferably a BS in computer science or related engineering field
  • Lots and lots of EXPERIENCE as an Operational Database Administrator