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Principal Database Engineer -Oracle

Company: Discover Card
Location: Springfield
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

Remote
Function : Information Technology
Posting Date: January 21, 2021
Job ID: R3926 With Discover, you'll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you'll do meaningful work you're passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover. Job Description-- Manages and maintains all production and non-production databases. Responsible for standards and design of physical data storage, maintenance, access and security administration. Performs backup and recovery on Database Systems, configures database parameters to meet or exceed business requirements. Optimizes database access and allocates/re-allocates database resources for optimum configuration, database performance and cost. Supports multiple services and multiple databases of medium to high complexity (complexity defined by database size, technology used, systems feeds and interfaces) with multiple concurrent users, ensuring control, integrity and accessibility of data. Works on multiple projects as a project leader or sometimes as a project advisor. May coach more junior technical staff. What You'll Do

  • Monitors the database system hardware/software for performance degradation, connectivity issues, system events and alerts. Updates and manages tickets through resolution with vendors and internal support groups. Tests, analyzes, performs corrective actions and restore availability and services in a timely and accurate manner to eliminate/reduce application impact. Provides timely notifications to management/outage team and escalate tickets to appropriate internal and external management as needed.
  • Plans and performs scheduled changes (patching, maintenance, deployment, decommission, configuration, performance tuning) for all hardware and software used to support the database infrastructure.
  • Provides consultative services to infrastructure and application teams regarding project work, POCs and/or troubleshooting exercises.
  • Researches and implements new technologies to enhance/grow existing database infrastructure.
  • Participates in pager rotation to provide 24--7 support for all database system environments (Prod, Test, Development) Qualifications You'll Need Skills Required
    • Bachelor's degree in information technology.
    • 8+ years of experience in IT, Database Administration or related Skills Preferred
      • 10+ years of experience in IT, Database Administration or related --- Advanced technical knowledge in:
        • Oracle Tuning Strategies on Linux/Exadata
        • Schema and indexing strategy for performance and scalability
        • Creating and administering stored procedures
        • Debug PL/SQL programs and SQL as needed
        • Oracle GoldenGate, DataGuard, & RAC technologies
        • Design database backups, exports, and data routines
        • Advanced understanding of Oracle Security
        • Familiar with EXADATA features
        • Database and schema migrations and the various alternatives
        • Mentoring and coaching Database team
        • Strong focus on automation and driving out manual processes
        • Lead efforts to create standardization and processes across the team
        • Ability to clearly articulate the problem to Application Developers, Managers, and Stakeholders-- --- Experience with Oracle (MS SQL Server) performance tuning and analytical tools such as:
          • AWR, ASH and ADDM
          • SQL Sentry --Nice to have working knowledge of the following technologies:
            • MS SQL Server
            • DB2 What are you waiting for? Apply today! The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants - with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law) . We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover. How long have you been with Discover and what has kept you here? 0:54 I started off at Discover maybe around 3 1/2 years ago as a junior develope--- There are no upcoming events at this time. We're proud to be named one of the best places to work for diversity, inclusivity and information technology. The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants - with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law) . We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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