Job Description :
Senior Database Engineer
Alpharetta, GA

The Senior Database Engineer provides database administration and engineering for new and enhancements to existing database environments to include performance of the following related tasks: software installation, upgrades, query writing, configuration, database creation, security, system monitoring and tuning, disaster recovery planning, implementation and backup and recovery.

Lead efforts to guide team to best practices for database usage, high availability and business continuity.
Create and enhance databases across internal and end-user applications.
Analyze existing database applications to migrate into or improve the functioning on the platform.
Participate in the design and implementation of large/complex databases
Administer database security across all database environments.
Provide guidance to other database administrators to expand the role and capabilities of the database environment.
Prepare periodic reports regarding unit''s activities and goal attainment.
Maintain a state-of-the-art knowledge of existing best practices in database administration.
Mentor/train lower level database administrators.
Support database centric projects from inception to production deployment (all things database)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to work effectively across multiple business lines, external technology partners and fellow team members.
Proven ability to manage projects.
Excellent analytical and design skills at multiple product level.
Excellent research, analysis, project planning and implementation skills.
Aware of business issues as they impact overall project plans.

Bachelor''s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent
Minimum 7 years of database related experience.
(SQL Server)
Prior experience with the following is preferred: SQL Clustering, Strong Transact-SQL & MS Data Transformation Services (DTS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) knowledge, Replication, Availability Groups, Performance Tuning, Backup and recovery methods, Log shipping, Database Mirroring, Database capacity planning, and Users and Role creation and monitoring.
Experience in third party tools like Quest Software SQL LiteSpeed, Quest Software SpotLight, Quest Foglight and Quest Foglight Performance Analysis.
Experience in SQL 2005/2008/2008R2/2012 database management and related products from Microsoft including Powershell, Windows 2003/2008R2 Server and desktop operating systems.
SCOM 2007/2012 is a plus.

8+ years'' experience performing database administration functions and supporting Oracle 9i,10g, and 11g RAC in a 24x7 production environment
Advanced skills and proven experience with Oracle 10g/11g RAC
Strong Database and RAC implementations experience and troubleshooting skills in mission critical environment
Setting up and maintaining DataGuard and/or Golden Gate on 10g/11g with MAA
Strong knowledge of Oracle Database Tuning
Demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of database internals and data structures
Strong knowledge of SQL/SQL*Plus, PL/SQL, and stored procedures
Strong Knowledge of Database Backup and recovery using RMAN and logical backups
Understanding of OEM Grid Control for 10g/11g/12c
Strong knowledge of Unix shell or Perl scripting languages and underlying OS
Data / database encryption methodologies / implementations
Experience with Oracle 12c a plus