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Mid-Level Oracle DBA in Southfield, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 3/11/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 51711

Oracle DBA

This role is unique in that the DBA MUST be able to read, write, tune AND code in PL/SQL.  Usually DBA’s rely on the developers for this, but  we are looking for someone who has advanced PL/SQL skills.  Must also have excellent communication skills. 

Outcomes & Activities:

  • Coordinate design and maintenance of complex databases with respect to access methods, access time, device allocation, validation checks, organization, security documentation, guidelines and statistical methods.  This includes maintenance of data dictionaries, overall monitoring of standards and procedures and integration of systems through database design
  • Work with users to define the requirements of new systems development
  • Develop and maintain standards, procedures and methodologies for effective operation, access, control backup recovery of all customer's databases
  • Design, implement and modify physical database structures; evaluate, test and implement database management systems, utilities and tools
  • Provide all support related issues for databases and application servers
  • Coordinate database security requirements including basic education, user guidelines and access authorizations
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor documentation and procedural standards relating to all database projects
  • Conduct and review tests of database systems to verify performance objectives and quality standards
  • Ensure the integrity of database backup and restore procedures
  • Refresh development and QA databases as necessary
  • Create storage groups, databases, tables and views, review SQL, develop and enforce database standards
  • Communicates availability requirements for database accessibility
  • Assist in troubleshooting application problems
  • Prepare time estimates for assigned projects
  • Possess general understanding of the system deployment process and correlation with database administration responsibilities
  • Assist in disaster recovery planning, testing and execution as needed
  • Evaluate project objectives and scope for feasibility
  • Implement and upgrade large-scale system and application software packages
  • Remain compliant with our policies, processes and legal guidelines


  • Bachelor’s degree  or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience on Oracle Databases 11g or 12c
  • Experience in performance tuning, backups and recovery
  • Proficiency in PLSQL coding, troubleshooting, and performance tuning experience in a High Availability environment
  • Experience in a RAC environment
  • Experience with ASM (Automatic Storage Management)
  • Experience installing, upgrading and patching databases
  • Proficient in Unix Shell Scripting
  • Participate in an On Call (24x7) rotation
  • Work onsite at the assigned Credit Acceptance work location

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Be organized, with an ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple requests
  • Work with a high sense of urgency to accomplish tasks within deadlines and Service Level Agreements
  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to demonstrate problem-solving skills and make quick decisions
  • Ability to be assertive but always diplomatic
  • Be self-driven, motivated to help,  and able to perform with minimal supervision in a team environment
  • Be detail orientated and highly organized
  • Be organized and capable of meeting all deadlines
  • Remain positive, professional, determined, calm and focused when faced with challenging situations
  • Be a quick thinker, with an ability to understand and interpret information promptly and effectively
  • Be self-driven, motivated to help, and able to perform with minimal supervision in a team environment
  • Be data driven and able to troubleshoot complex issues thoroughly to resolution

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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