Southern Company Database Administrator in Birmingham, Alabama
This position interfaces closely with portfolio and business unit developers to design, implement, tune, and troubleshoot database solutions for new development projects, enhancements to existing solutions, and implementation of purchased vendor packages. A DBA ensures that proper creation, support, placement, performance and security are in place for Southern Company data. Significant coordination is required with developers and infrastructure support groups for operating system upgrades, software upgrades, migrations, and hardware replacements.
Education / Experience :
Degree in Computer Science or a related field preferred
In-depth knowledge of DBMS related technologies (specifically Oracle)
Job Responsibilities :
Develop and/or implement timely, cost effective, and high quality database solutions
Responsible for working with internal technology partners to understand business requirements and database needs, then planning and executing installation, build, and configuration to meet those needs.
Broad knowledge of database concepts and ability to perform database management and maintenance consisting of:
DBMS and related software installs, upgrades and patches (including security patching)
Logical and physical database design
Structure modifications / schema management
Space monitoring and management / Capacity planning
Performance analysis and tuning (both at SQL and DBMS level)
Data integrity checks and cleanup
Database backups and recovery
Coding, maintaining and consulting on database procedures and triggers
Troubleshooting DBMS and related problems
Participate in on-call duty pager rotation
Consultation on database issues and tools with internal customers and other IT groups
Build and maintain relationships with customers, peers, staff and other IT groups
Provide project activities in compliance with the approved methodologies and standards
Provide root cause analysis, efficient production support and maintenance / enhancements for existing applications
Participate in or lead special projects/assignments
Meet schedules and estimates for assigned tasks
Provide regular status updates
Demonstrate understanding and application of Southern Style attributes
Job Requirements :
In-depth knowledge of Oracle (11g, 12c)
In-depth knowledge of database security implementations, data privacy and Sarbanes Oxley controls.
Knowledge of high availability architectures, specifically Oracle RAC.
Knowledge of replication technologies, GoldenGate preferred.
Knowledge of disaster recovery architectures, specifically DataGuard.
Strong understanding of performance tuning methodologies.
Working knowledge of Database monitoring methodologies, specifically OEM.
Working knowledge of Exadata platform a plus.
Working knowledge of OUD/EUS, Oracle Key Vault, and VPD a plus.
Working knowledge of Unix/ Linux platforms and operating systems including scripting, editors, etc.
Working knowledge and understanding of software development technologies, methodologies, and associated tools
Working knowledge of application architectures (Web, Client Server, Batch, etc.)
Knowledge of other database technologies and platforms is a plus.
Working knowledge of typical IT organization and business units
Awareness of energy industry trends, opportunities and challenges is a plus
Proven effective communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to negotiate and influence others
Ability to function independently and as a team member
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to learn new approved technologies and apply them
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to handle multiple assignments and conflicting priorities
Ability to quickly establish new, strong interpersonal relationships with customers, peers, and management.
Ability to lead small internal projects and initiatives.
Ability to document actionable recommendations.
Ability to provide planning, guidance and implementation of best practices.
Ability to work proactively, take initiative, leverage resources and drive change.
Good decision making skills
Reporting Relationship :
- This position reports to a Supervisor within Database Services
Job Field: Information Technology
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta
Operating Company: Southern Company Services
Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)
241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE
APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)
600 North 18th Street
Req ID: SCS2007552