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DBA Responsibilities

Typical DBA responsibilities:

  • Installation, configuration and upgrading of Oracle server software and related products
  • Evaluate Oracle features and Oracle related products
  • Create database objects (tables, indexes, etc.)
  • Write database procedures, functions and triggers
  • Assist developers with database activities
  • Tune database queries for forms and reports
  • Monitor application related jobs and data replication activities
  • Establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures
  • Review and comment on the Database design and implementation
  • Implement and maintain database security (create and maintain users and roles, assign privileges)
  • Perform database tuning and performance monitoring
  • Perform application tuning and performance monitoring
  • Setup and maintain documentation and standards
  • Plan growth and changes (capacity planning)
  • Work as part of a team and provide 7x24 support when required
  • Perform general technical trouble shooting and give consultation to development teams
  • Patch Management and Version Control

DBA Skills Required

  • Good understanding of the Oracle database, related utilities and tools
  • A good understanding of the underlying operating system
  • A good knowledge of the physical database design
  • Ability to perform both Oracle and operating system performance tuning and monitoring
  • Knowledge of ALL Oracle backup and recovery scenarios
  • A good knowledge of Oracle security management
  • A good knowledge of how Oracle acquires and manages resources
  • A good knowledge Oracle data integrity
  • Sound knowledge of the implemented application systems
  • Understanding of code migration, database change management and data management through the various stages of the development life cycle
  • A sound knowledge of both database and system performance tuning
  • A DBA should have sound communication skills with management, development teams, vendors and systems administrators
  • A DBA should have the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • A DBA should possess a sound understanding of the business and the business data


  • 5+ years experience with Jasper Reports

  • 10+ years experience with ORACLE

  • 10+ years experience with MySQL

  • 5+ years experience with PostgreSQL

  • 10+ years experience on Linux and/or Unix environments

  • ORACLE certifications required

  • Strong technical skills, command line SQL proficiency a MUST

  • Experience with enterprise IT environments, challenges, and culture

  • Experience with at least one formal architecture definition approach or methodology

  • Experience in Modeling and Simulation and the development of simulated environments

  • Experience in the use of software implementation methodologies

We are always considering individuals for full and part time opportunities