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Southern Company Database Administrator, Sr in Birmingham, Alabama
Database Administrator, Sr
Database Administrator (DBA)
Purpose: 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)
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 (12c, 19c)
Knowledge of high availability architectures, specifically Oracle RAC.
Knowledge of disaster recovery architectures, specifically DataGuard.
Strong understanding of performance tuning methodologies.
Knowledge of replication technologies, GoldenGate preferred.
Working knowledge of Database monitoring methodologies, specifically OEM.
Working knowledge of database security implementations, data privacy and Sarbanes Oxley controls.
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: (Manager, peer, subordinate jobs -- organization structure, organization chart may be attached)
This position reports to a Manager within Database Services
Physical Demands / Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee and those an employee may encounter while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is generally sedentary, with no specific need for physical coordination or effort. May require physical effort associated with using the computer to access everyday activities. Tasks do not expose employee to physically unpleasant or hazardous conditions
* This job description does not, nor is it intended to represent an exhaustive listing of all duties, tasks or responsibilities for the position listed. Based upon individual experience and team work load, responsibilities are assigned in varying degrees.
** An equal opportunity employer. Drug free workplace. M/F/D/V
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.
Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
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...): No
Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)
241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE
The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)
3535 Colonnade Parkway
Req ID: SCS2011133