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Oracle Principal Database Administrator (JoinOCI) in Burlington, Massachusetts

Work with a world class team to provide enterprise-wide, Oracle Database Administration support for production systems and provide DBA services to application development teams, including database design, database generation, coding, and database production support. Provide DBA support with a high degree of customer service, technical expertise, and timeliness. Provide accurate and creative solutions to user problems of moderate nature to ensure user productivity.

Provide Development and/or Production support. This includes creating primary database storage structures, designing and creating primary objects, modifying database structure as necessary for enhancements or performance, creating documentation, designing interfaces, database objects, and creating plans. Monitor and optimize performance of the database, plan for backup and recovery of the database, and allocate system storage and plan future storage needs. Create database-related scripts and programs to support development and production environments. Research, evaluate, design, test, recommend, and plan implementation of new or improved RDBMS, ETL and database tools.

Job duties are varied and complex utilizing independent judgment. May have project lead role. 5 years of experience supporting relational databases as a DBA, with multiple distributed relational DBSM*s or a depth and focus in Oracle and related tools. Exposure and practice at using the DBMS to optimize performance of large databases for enterprise use is preferred. Experience with an organization with a key 24 X 7 reliance on its database is desirable. BS or equivalent desired.

Oracle is an Affirmative Action-Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in building large-scale distributed infrastructure for the cloud? Oracle Cloud Infrastructure(OCI) is leading the cloud transformation journey and supports the most demanding mission-critical customer requirements, operating at a global scale to provide a secure, distributed, and multi-tenant cloud environment. With a presence in more than 20 regions worldwide and growing, OCI is committed to providing the best in cloud services that meet the needs of our customers.We act with the speed and attitude of a start-up, and with the scale and customer-focus of the best enterprise software company in the world.

Our Values

/Values are OCI’s foundation and how we deliver excellence. We strive for equity, inclusion, and respect for all. We are committed to the greater good in our products and our actions. We are constantly learning and taking opportunities to grow our careers and ourselves. We challenge each other to stretch beyond our past to build our future./

/You are the builder here. You will be part of a team of really smart, motivated, and diverse people and given the autonomy and support to do your best work. It is a dynamic and flexible workplace where you’ll belong and be encouraged./

*Who are we looking for? *

We are seeking accomplished database software professionals that are self-driven and have a great combination of coding skills, design skills, performance tuning/troubleshooting, and communication skills and have been part of large enterprise-class software product development teams, have worked on the development of services deployed on the popular Cloud platforms like OCI, AWS or Azure.

As a Principal Database Administrator, you will own driving the customer and service workloads migration story for major legacy services within the Messaging and Observability space. You should be a database guru, distributed systems generalist, and understand different architectures (SOA, monoliths, microservices). You should value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn.

The successful candidate is a self-motivated, progressive software professional with around 4-9 years of industry experience and can deal with complex problems without supervision. They should have had prior experience administering large-scale oracle databases preferably Exadata.


  • Influence the design, capacity planning tuning, and the actual build-out of Exadata DB instances

  • Ensure the DB system is always up to date and patched to the latest version in an automated fashion

  • Develop solutions that ensure DB health check is done in an automated and proactive fashion

  • Interact with customers and developers for any priority situations and react/respond in a timely manner

  • Contribute to the architecture, design, and development of data tier for Oracle’s next-generation Identity Cloud Service

  • Play a key role in the design of HA/DR solutions for the new Identity cloud service

  • Get involved in Performance, Scalability, and Reliability Analysis and database query tuning

  • Troubleshoot HA/DR and Database Performance issues on the existing cloud service

  • Be part of the on-call roaster

  • Work with architects and development managers in requirements specification definition and detailed engineering analysis from a data requirements perspective

  • Own database/schema design documentation at the component and product level

  • Do design reviews and code reviews for peers and team members

  • Participate in rapid delivery in planning, building, configuring, deploying, monitoring, and documenting for Oracle Cloud projects


  • Minimum of 8 years working experience in Database administration activities such as DB provisioning, LCM, patch/upgrade, RMAN backup/recovery, and performance troubleshooting

  • Minimum of 4 years working experience in RAC or Oracle Exadata, Data Guard, Golden Gate

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree or equivalent experience relevant to the functional area

  • Strong understanding in database Performance Troubleshooting/Tuning, be skillful in SQL execution plan, AWR, ADDM, ASH, TKPROF, etc reports

  • Full life-cycle product development experience

  • Experience in PL/SQL and SQL Programming

  • Oracle database server 11g/12c concepts and its administration concepts

  • Experience in Unix/Linux Shell and Python scripting

  • Experience in REST API

  • Strong communication and personal skills: work well with members of other functional groups in a project team; demonstrate a strong sense of project ownership

  • Exposure to Agile methodology

Job: *Information Technology

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Principal Database Administrator (JoinOCI)

Location: TX,Texas-Austin

Requisition ID: 20000WF4

Other Locations: United States