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Principal Oracle Database Administrator at DAT

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About DAT

DAT is a next-generation SaaS technology company that has been at the leading edge of innovation in transportation supply chain logistics for 43 years. We continue to transform the industry year over year, by deploying a suite of software solutions to millions of customers every day - customers who depend on DAT for the most relevant data and most accurate insights to help them make smarter business decisions and run their companies more profitably. We operate the largest marketplace of its kind in North America, with 226 million freight posts in 2020, and a database of $126 billion of annual global shipment market transaction data. We have co-headquarters in Portland, OR and Denver, CO, and additional offices in MO, TX, and Bangalore, India. For additional information, see www.DAT.com/company.

The Opportunity

DAT is looking for a Principal Oracle Database Administrator to join our team in Beaverton, Oregon.

This can be a fully remote, work from home opportunity.  It is open to applicants who are full time residents of the following states:  AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WV.

This position can also work in-office if preferred, 2-3x/week. We have teams in both our Beaverton, Oregon and Denver, Colorado offices.

DAT’s industry dominant network of carriers, brokers and shippers makes our data an immensely valuable asset to the industry. As the principal Oracle database administrator, you would be responsible for the highly available, web-scale Oracle database infrastructure that powers our consumer facing web and mobile applications and provisions data downstream to our advanced data analytics capabilities and products.

Candidate profile

As a Principal Oracle Database Administrator, you are a proven expert in building, monitoring, and tuning highly available, web-scale, Oracle database infrastructure supporting consumer facing web and mobile applications.  As a principal, you will work across application and data teams with principal engineers, directors, product managers, and other senior leaders to communicate the Oracle database roadmap to ensure reliable and performant operation of our most critical databases. You will make the case for your recommendations for investment in database technology to ensure proper prioritization across teams.

You will set up monitoring processes and continuously review key metrics to look for opportunities to tune the database for optimal performance. You will lead various large-scale or highly complex data/database management activities, capacity planning efforts, developing database management policies, procedures/standards, and patching/upgrades of mission-critical systems. Finally, you will be a working member of the DBA team and mentor other Oracle DBAs to help them develop into experts as well. 

What You’ll Do

  • Function as an expert in Oracle and Oracle RAC for all necessary database systems.
  • Build and continuously maintain an Oracle database architecture roadmap for our Oracle database capabilities, including
  • High availability, disaster recovery planning, testing and execution
  • Strategic approach to ransomware protection
  • Capacity planning and forecasting of our database capabilities
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Product Management, Principal Engineers, Architecture, and Engineering Directors ensuring our forward-looking strategies and roadmaps align.
  • Lead reviews of database performance issues and tuning opportunities with all relevant stakeholders, including other DBAs, principal engineers, engineering managers, and engineering team leads to ensure that we are staying on top of our performance and reliability goals for the database infrastructure.
  • Develop detailed technical architecture and specifications to be carried out in collaboration with other DBAs and engineers.
  • Participate in bi-weekly on call DBA rotation

The Skills and Experience You’ll Bring

  • Individuals with who are true experts will likely have a minimum of 10 years’ experience with web-scale, Oracle RAC solutions.
  • Expert level, hands on experience with all aspects of Oracle RAC, including initial implementation and scaling out.
  • Expert level hands on experience with in-depth Oracle performance tuning.
  • Expert level proficiency with all methods of Oracle HA solutions, replication methods, and backups, including RAC, Data Guard, Active Data Guard, GoldenGate, and RMAN.
  • Expert level proficiency in SQL, PL/SQL, and Unix/Linux shells.
  • Expert level ability with documenting technical designs and architectures and communicating them with stakeholders.
  • Expert level hands on knowledge of storage layer solutions
  • Possess and display expert skills in the following areas: technical troubleshooting, customer service, communication.
  • Knowledge of networking concepts and designs
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

(Colorado only) In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the minimum salary for this role is $140,000.00 + benefits. The maximum compensation for this role can vary significantly depending on your job-related skills and experience.


DAT embraces the value of a diverse workforce, and believes it is a core strength of our company that we encourage those values in every DAT employee, at every level of our organization, regardless of tenure or rank. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

 

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What are DAT Perks + Benefits

DAT Benefits Overview

We empower every employee by engaging and trusting each other with real-world challenges. We provide avenues for professional development and career growth while offering the opportunity to work with smart people who care about the quality of their work. We offer competitive salary, leadership training, monthly commuter stipend, and comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage to full-time employees. We believe in a relaxed atmosphere and a healthy work-life balance, and adjusting to employee needs. We also like to enjoy our workplace with free food truck Thursdays, happy hours, and occasional social events!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We've grown purposefully over almost half a century; that means we're long on company culture...and it shows. DAT is a place where you'll make a difference in a fascinating industry that impacts all of us, but the best part is that you'll make that difference alongside teammates who embrace mutual respect as a core value.

An Insider's view of DAT

What's something quirky about your company?

Think one giant melting pot of friends working towards common goals. Over the years they've really become more like family. You'll always find people doing something to bring a smile to someone's face - whether a personal hand written note, "Flannel Fridays", or team themes like Reefer Magnus from Transformers. You never know quite what to expect!

Lindsay

Business Analyst

What does your typical day look like?

At DAT we have opportunities to work with smart people who care about the quality of their work. I have a direct impact on company culture and engineering practices. Our leaders do a good job engaging and trusting employees with real-world challenges while providing opportunities for professional development and career growth.

Michael

Product Development Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

We have an open door policy, good communication up the chain, and managers who genuinely care about seeing their employees' careers flourish. We have Professional Development Plans and do regular 1 on 1's with managers to discuss anything. I comfortably talk with my manager about career plans and steps we can take to get me there.

Caleb

Principal Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I empower my teams by creating a safe space where individuals at all levels can challenge and learn from each other. I believe that only when people are open and honest in their communication can the best solutions can be created

Brian

Engineering Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

It's exciting that we're moving into the Denver area because it shows our commitment to growth, innovation, and finding the right people to do the work that we see as the next steps to grow our brand. The Denver office is "next level." It will push the technology boundaries in comparison to our traditional DAT products.

Jeannie

Analytics Program Manager

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