Oracle Database Administrator - Cloud Operations

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
10 Jan 2018
08 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing world-class team to engineer, implement, and operate cutting edge systems built on Oracle technologies that make up Oracle Cloud solutions.

Are you looking to apply your skills contributing to the next generation of global platform services?

As part of the global Oracle Cloud Platform Engineering & Operations team, you will be continually challenged and have an opportunity to contribute to solution success every day.

The role provides a mixture of production platform ownership as well as engineering. You will solve challenging technical problems, identify improvements and work on implementing your recommendations. You will also work directly with high level developers on projects and work to blur the lines between traditional system operations and development support.

As a Service Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for defining and deploying key services with deep focus on architecture, production operations, capacity planning, performance management, deployment, and release engineering. You will work with multiple cross-functional teams helping deliver new and outstanding experiences to our stakeholders while ensuring reliability and performance.

In this role you will need to:

·Take ownership of the implementation and production operations of a wide array of Core System platform solutions

·React to production deficiencies by continuously implementing automation, self-healing, and real-time monitoring to production systems

·Be a strong contributor to development of platform services including architecture, provisioning, configuration, deployment, and support

·Partner with the distributed team in prototyping new platform services

·Stay informed of new technologies


The ideal candidate will have the following:

·Expert knowledge and in-depth experience of the Oracle Exadata hardware including the database servers, storage cells, Infiniband networking and other subsystems

·Clear understanding of Oracle engineered systems features like Flash Cache, Storage Index, HCC, IORM

·The ability to perform the implementation and detailed troubleshooting of Oracle Engineered Systems, especially Exadata and ODA, in mission critical production environments

·Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex hardware/software issues, restore environments to an operational state with minimal downtime, perform root cause analysis and provide forward thinking mitigation strategies

·Expert level understanding, implementation experience and troubleshooting of Oracle Database technology including RAC, Dataguard, ASM, RMAN etc.

·Ability to plan, test and execute the patching of entire Exadata machine, including database patching, Exadata image upgrades, firmware updates, using a rolling method with zero downtime

·Experience of running Oracle RAC databases with Fusion Middleware

·Experience in Weblogic Application Server or equivalent (Websphere or Jboss) is a plus.

·Understanding of OEM Grid Control for 12c/13c

·Demonstrated operations experience with Linux platform (i.e. RHEL, OEL) including administration, management, and troubleshooting

·Strong communication and analytical skills

·Able to accurately estimate efforts and deliver on time

·Experience with product development processes

·Familiarity with security practices in web application delivery

·General knowledge of network topology required to manage Ethernet and Infiniband switches

·Software development experience

·Experience with configuration management tools

·Strong knowledge of internet and server protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP(S), SSL, SFTP, SMTP, DNS, NFS

·Experience in troubleshooting network services

Desired Skills and Experience

·Prior experience as a Cloud Operations Engineer or DevOps Engineer

·Development background in any discipline is highly desirable

·Experience in troubleshooting performance problems across Network, Web Tier, Mid Tier and Database

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