Senior DBA in Atlanta, GA at MDI Group

Date Posted: 8/2/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

MDI is seeking a Senior consultant Oracle DBA who will augment the staff and assist with a combination of database migrations as well as backfill for business as usual operational initiatives and some new development.

Key functions to be performed include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and document database migration strategies, dependencies
  • Develop and document compatibility issues/risks with detailed remediation plans/steps
  • Develop and document detailed migration/upgrade plans, to include:
  • Appropriate back-out strategy, plans, and detailed tasks
  • Individual tasks (runbook) with specific commands/steps to be issued during the actual event
  • Work with appropriate teams including other DBAs, Networking, Storage, Servers, Operations, Development
  • Perform the actual migration/cut-over/go-live
  • Create, Update, and/or Edit Documentation related to DB
  • Create, Update, and/or Edit scripts required for Database Administration (bash, KSH, SQL)
  • Create, Update, and/or Modify Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) tools and techniques to be used such as Patching, Compliance, Reporting
  • Create, Update, and/or Modify database automation activities using Ansible
  • This position supports database functions as required for software development, QA, and production users
  • This position requires critical thinking, logic, and extreme attention to detail. 
  • Ability to perform well under immense pressure in a fast-paced, 24x7 production environment is critical to success in this position.
  • This position requires excellent verbal and written communications.  The ability to clearly articulate complex ideas in multiple formats including in-person, using whiteboards, via conference calls/Skype, via desktop sharing, via projector for audiences both large and small
  • This position requires a very strong desire and ability to write extensive documentation using tools such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Visio, and MS PowerPoint.
  • This position requires extensive familiarity with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and 13c
  • This position requires good understanding of DevOps methods and tools, including Jira, Git, Ansible


  • Hands-on, real world experience on multiple database migration/upgrades of critical systems
  • 8 years experience as a Senior Oracle DBA with appropriate prior experience leading to Senior Level
  • Creating and building Oracle databases in a virtualized environment consisting of automation and orchestrated delivery mechanisms
  • Extensive experience upgrading Oracle databases from v11 to v12
  • Strong experience administering Oracle 11 on RHEL 5/6/7 in a VMware vCenter 6 environment
  • Extensive experience creating complex shell scripts from scratch on RHEL 6
  • Strong experience with Oracle GoldenGate
  • Some experience with Oracle DataGuard
  • Strong experience with Oracle Real Application Testing (RAT) preferred
  • Strong understanding of PCI compliance requirements



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