Oracle DBA at Pythian (Remote)

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Oracle DBA 
Canada | Remote | Work from Home | #LI-Remote

Why you? 
Are you a Canada based database administrator? Do you have deep knowledge of Oracle DB? Can you assist with installation, upgrade and configuration tasks, maintenance of system security, perform back-up and recovery procedures? Do you have strong communication and customer service skills (in English)? You will offer complete support for all aspects of database and application infrastructure to a variety of Pythian’s customers to deliver and maintain efficient and reliable databases. If you Love Your Data™ and enjoy solving complex technical problems and want to Love your career then this could be the job for you!

What will you be doing?

  • Manage, support and maintain database technology and infrastructure, adhering to Pythian’s best practices, architectural guidelines and policies.
  • Physical implementation of databases, storage structures, high-availability solutions, replication, and disaster recovery solutions. Proactive and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of issues.
  • Developing and maintaining Python/Shell scripts for DB automation.
  • Develop solutions to enhance database reliability. Regular database capacity planning related to database growth and system utilization, trend analysis, predictive future database resource requirements, and the structured organized reporting of the same.
  • Work closely with other Infrastructure engineering, product development, business operations, and technical operations teams to ensure delivery of database services within the SLAs and performance targets.
  • Database administration for off the shelf and internally developed applications, ensuring continuous 24x7 operation and availability in support of our customers mission critical business applications, and participate in on-call rotation.

What do we need from you?

  • This is a “wish list” and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and contribute to the Team and Customers needs and grow with Pythian. While we realise you might not have everything to be the successful candidate for the Oracle / Postgres DBA job you will likely have skills such as;
  • Mid-level DBA experience managing Oracle databases (including Oracle RAC) with a good understanding of Oracle database technologies (version 12 and/or 19).
  • A basic understanding of Oracle Enterprise Manager with some Linux knowledge. Curiosity and tenacity to fully diagnose why something went wrong. Understanding of Oracle database fundamentals and Architecture.
  • DBA experience managing logical & physical replication Understanding of Oracle database security management. Knowledge of Oracle DataGuard and GoldenGate replicationStrong Troubleshooting and Performance Improvement Skills including index creation, query optimization, schema changes etc.

What do you get in return?

  • Love your career: Competitive total rewards package with an annual bonus
  • Love your development: Hone your skills or learn new ones with our substantial training allowance; participate in professional development days, attend conferences, become certified, whatever you like!
  • Love your work/life balance: Why commute? Work remotely from your home (forever), there’s no daily travel requirement to an office! You can be located anywhere in Canada, all you need is a stable internet connection. 
  • Love your workspace: We give you all the equipment you need to work from home including a laptop with your choice of OS, and an annual budget to personalise your work environment!
  • Love your community: Blog during work hours; take a day off and volunteer for your favorite charity.

Why Pythian?
Pythian excels at helping businesses use their data and cloud to transform how they compete and win in this ever-changing environment by delivering advanced on-prem, hybrid, cloud and multi-cloud solutions to solve the toughest data challenges faster and better than anyone else. Founded and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada in 1997, Pythian now has more than 300 employees located around the globe with over 350 clients spanning industries from SaaS, media, and gaming to financial services, e-commerce and more. Pythian is known for its technology-enabled data expertise covering everything from ETL to ML. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver innovative solutions that meet the specific data goals of each client and have built meaningful partnerships with major cloud vendors AWS, Google and Microsoft. The powerful combination of our extensive expertise in data and cloud and our ability to keep on top of the latest leading edge technologies make us the perfect partner to help mid and large-sized businesses transform to stay ahead in today’s rapidly changing digital economy.

For this job an equivalent combination of education and experience, which results in demonstrated ability to apply skills will also be considered.
Pythian is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
The successful applicant will need to fulfill the requirements necessary to obtain a background check.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in their country of residence permanently– Pythian will not relocate, sponsor, or file petitions of any kind on behalf of a foreign worker to gain a work visa, become a permanent resident based on a permanent job offer, or to otherwise obtain authorization to work.
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More Information on Pythian
Pythian operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in New York, NY. Pythian was founded in 2022. It has 426 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 54 open jobs at Pythian, click here.
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