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Oracle Database Administrator

Location: Portland, OR Job Number: 724498 Date posted: 08/08/2018
Description: In addition to the responsibilities listed below, this position is responsible for planning, designing, and building database systems that are stable, recoverable, and integrated with other available technology stacks for the purpose of efficient, secure data utilization. This includes understanding the interoperability between databases and other dependent technology stacks (performance scalability, stability, capacity planning, etc.), possessing familiarity with one dependent technology stack (e.g. windows admin, networking, storage, etc.), working with engineering teams to recommend alternate solutions, and consulting as a 2nd level technical expert on specific platforms.Some of the unique challenges this position will face include database considerations for a large, corporate enterprise and a high degree of complexity and non-uniformity.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Completes work assignments and supports business-specific projects by applying expertise in subject area; supporting the development of work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; ensuring team follows all procedures and policies; coordinating and assigning resources to accomplish priorities and deadlines; collaborating cross-functionally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating high priority issues or risks, as appropriate; and recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.
  • Practices self-development and promotes learning in others by proactively providing information, resources, advice, and expertise with coworkers and customers; building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; influencing others through technical explanations and examples; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; providing feedback to others and managers; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and develop weaknesses; supporting team collaboration; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.
  • As part of the IT Engineering job family, this position is responsible for leveraging DEVOPS, and both Waterfall and Agile practices, to design, develop, and deliver resilient, secure, multi-channel, high-volume, high-transaction, on/off-premise, cloud-based solutions.
  • Supports the review of team deliverables.
  • Provides some recommendations and input on options, risks, costs, and benefits for systems designs.
  • Collaborates with team members to develop project support plans, schedules, and assignments.
  • Translates business and functional requirements into technical specifications that support integrated and sustainable designs for designated infrastructure systems by partnering with Business Analysts to understand business needs and functional specifications.
  • Serves as a liaison with business partners, Solutions, and enterprise architects to define and understand target strategies.
  • Collaborates with counterparts in various IT Teams (e.g., database, operations, technical support) throughout system development and implementation.
  • Develops and modifies solutions by identifying technical solutions to business problems.
  • Provides consultation and technical advice on IT infrastructure planning, engineering, and architecture for assigned systems by assessing the implications of IT strategies on infrastructure capabilities.
  • Reviews and makes changes to technical specifications and documentation.
  • Collaborates with IT teams and key business partners to troubleshoot complex systems and provides solutions, as appropriate.
  • Evaluates existing systems to make recommendations on resources required to maintain service levels.
  • Evaluates new service options, identifies issues and impacts, and provides recommendations on feasibility and ROI.
  • Collaborates with architects and software engineers to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable designs.
  • Verifies system designs adhere to company architecture standards.
  • Drives physical architecture design for new initiatives.
  • Leads the implementation of assigned enterprise infrastructure systems to ensure successful deployment and operation by developing and documenting detailed standards (e.g., guidelines, processes, procedures) for the introduction and maintenance of services.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in the planning, design, and implementation of security solutions, including Minimum two (2) years experience in the configuration, implementation, troubleshooting, and operation of security technologies.
  • Minimum one (1) year in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and Minimum six (6) years experience in an IT operations environment with technical experience in distributed technologies, systems development, and/or networking.
  • Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.


    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of experience building technology solutions to meet corporate or industry IT regulatory requirements.
  • Two (2) years experience in the design and implementation of complex data infrastructure solutions.
  • Two (2) years experience in IT infrastructure consulting.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with network diagnostic and management tools.
  • Two (2) years experience working with load balancing technologies.
  • Four (4) years experience in the configuration and/or design of Active Directory structure and design elements, including experience integrating Active Directory across platforms or technologies.
  • Four (4) years experience in Next Generation non-signature based control configuration and implementation.
  • Two (2) years experience in IT compliance reporting.
  • Two (2) years experience in the design, engineering, implementation, and operations of DLP technologies.
  • Two (2) years experience in the design, engineering, implementation, and operations of data encryption technologies.
  • Two (2) years experience in the design, engineering, implementation, and operations of email security (e.g., anti-malware, anti-spam, anti-phishing) technologies.
  • Two (2) years experience in the design, engineering, implementation, and operations of email encryption technologies.
  • Two (2) years experience in the design, engineering, implementation, and operations of cloud security technologies.
  • Two (2) years experience in database technologies.
  • Two (2) years experience using SQL or similar query language.
  • Two (2) years experience in infrastructure architecture/engineering, including experience in the design and implementation of storage, server, middleware, and/or database infrastructure.
  • Two (2) years experience in IT security or identity and access management.
  • Two (2) years experience working with an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework.
  • Two (2) years in the configuration, administration, and operation of data protection and/or DLP solutions.
  • Four (4) years system administration experience.
  • Three (3) years experience in database administration.
  • Three (3) years experience in storage management and/or administration.
  • Two (2) years experience working on cross-functional project teams
  • Two (2) years experience working on projects or programs requiring the integration of cross-functional technology and/or business solutions.
  • Two (2) years experience in IT incident management, including the development and/or deployment of remediation plans.
  • Two (2) years experience working with an enterprise digital certificate management system.
  • One (1) year of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above)
  • Three (3) years experience writing technical documentation in an infrastructure development environment.
  • Three (3) years experience working in a large matrixed organization.
  • Two (2) years experience working with IT vendors.
  • Three (3) years experience working with an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework.
  • Four (4) years experience working within a mainframe environment.
  • Two (2) years experience working with UNIX System Services (USS).
  • Two (2) years experience working with mainframe storage infrastructure.
  • Two (2) years experience working with mainframe server software (e.g., Endevor, Syncsort, WebSphere, DFSMS, HSM).
  • Two (2) years coding experience with one or more programming languages (e.g., REXX, COBOL, SAS, ISPF, CLIST).
  • Four (4) years experience in the design and configuration of UNIX/Linux and/or Windows servers infrastructure.
  • Four (4) years experience working with operating system and client/server utilities.
  • Four (4) years experience working with server hardware management tools and/or server hardware.
  • Four (4) years experience working with configuration management software.
  • Four (4) years experience in the configuration and/or design of Active Directory structure and design elements, including experience integrating Active Directory across platforms or technologies.
  • Two (2) years experience in anti-virus software configuration and implementation.
  • Two (2) years experience in the configuration and/or troubleshooting of email servers in a large enterprise environment.
  • Two (2) years coding experience with one or more programming languages.
  • Two (2) years experience in the configuration and administration of remote access and out-of-band network software.
  • Two (2) years scripting experience using PowerShell scripting languages.
  • Four (4) years scripting experience using UNIX/Linux scripting languages.
  • Four (4) years experience in the configuration and design of web server infrastructure.
  • Four (4) years experience in WebSphere and additional middleware administration.
  • Four (4) years experience working with databases.
  • Two (2) years experience in the design and implementation of complex middleware infrastructure solutions.
  • Two (2) years experience in IT middleware infrastructure consulting.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with advanced features of network diagnostic and management tools.
  • Two (2) years experience in the advanced design of complex WebSphere Commerce environments.
  • Two (2) years experience working with load balancing technologies.
  • Four (4) years experience in storage engineering and/or data backup engineering, including experience with data replication.
  • Four (4) years experience gathering and translating business requirements into technical specifications.
  • Two (2) years experience working with Windows systems administration.
  • Two (2) years experience configuring enterprise class storage area network (SAN) switches.
  • Two (2) years experience configuring enterprise class network attached storage (NAS) solutions.
  • Two (2) years experience working with backup tape/VTL infrastructure.
  • Two (2) years experience working with storage management software.
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field.
  • Teradata certification(s).
  • IBM Specialist(System z) certification.
  • Citrix Administrator, Engineer, or Architect certification.
  • IBM Systems Administrator (AIX 7) certification or other comparable AIX certification.
  • Linux Professional Institute certification or other comparable Linux certification.
  • MS or HP Systems Administrator or Engineer certification(s).
  • Redhat Engineer or Architect certification(s).
  • WebSphere network deployment certification(s).
  • Brocade certification.
  • EMC certification.
  • Security certification (Security+, CISSP, CISA).

    Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Kaiser Permanente Building 500 NE Multnomah St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Information Technology Specialty: IT ENG Infrastructure Department: HLTH INFORMATICS SVS Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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