A.C. Coy

  • Oracle Database Application Engineer

    Job Locations US-PA-Canonsburg
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/7/2018 11:01 AM)
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Our client, is seeking a Oracle Database Application Engineer.  This role is to design, install, monitor, maintain, and performance tune databases while ensuring high levels of data availability. This individual ensures that data recovery, data integrity, and database performance, availability, and maintenance are met through applying best practices and monitoring of policies, standards, and system processes relating to database management.  Candidates should have a minimum of 3 or more years of related work experience.


    • Provide first-level application support:  Resolve problems and answer questions related to the database and layered products; contact vendor support when necessary; facilitate application development and customer problem resolution with optimum speed and efficiency.
    • Database performance monitoring and tuning:  Closely monitor performance; identify problems and implement solutions; ensure the database is running at optimum speed and efficiency.
    • Maintain database backup/recovery environment:  Respond quickly to refresh data; verify implementation of correct backup strategy; develop recovery procedures; support recovery from loss of data caused by user or system error.
    • Install and upgrade databases and related products:  Keep databases at current release and maintenance levels, install supporting products; provide current, stable database environments.
    • Provide database design:  Research and recommend optimal table and index design criteria balancing scalability, data integrity and maintainability; publish entity relationship and data flow diagrams, design standards and work with development staff; standardize environment and improve efficiency.
    • Provide database development:  Develop application code using database programming languages and scripting languages to support application releases; analyze business requirements for application releases and, based on findings, provide recommendations for solution and estimates of work.


    • At least three (3) years experience in the design, administration, programming, and support of Oracle databases in a distributed Unix (Solaris preferred) computing environment
    • Experience administering Microsoft SQLServer databases is desirable
    • Thorough understanding of the Oracle database architecture and solid theoretical knowledge of relational database techniques
    • Thorough understanding of Oracle database performance tuning, design, security, scalability and industry best practices for administration
    • Experience in data extract, migration, queuing, and replication facilities
    • Proficient Oracle PL/SQL and SQL coding skills with particular attention given to detail and accuracy


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline preferred; equivalent experience is acceptable


    • Oracle Professional Database Administrator certification is preferred


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