Robert Half Technology SQL DBA in Houston, Texas

The Database Administrator position is responsible for supporting multiple ERP systems with back-end Oracle and MS SQL database environments. This position will a key member of the IT infrastructure team which provides global technical support for multiple ERP and financial consolidation business systems.

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Req ID: 04340-9500271570

Functional Role: Database Administration

Country: USA

State: TX

City: Houston

Postal Code: 77380

Compensation: DOE


  • Provide technical support for multiple database environments (production/test/disaster/recovery)

  • Fine tune multiple database environments to maximize performance

  • Collaborate with applications and infrastructure teams in providing superior technical expertise

  • Cloning/refreshing multiple ERP databases in support of testing and development environments

  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information

  • Key member of technical team that supports external hosting sites

  • Provide on-call support on a rotational basis with the infrastructure team

  • Owning, tackling and resolving databases related incidents and requests

  • Provide reports development and generation to meet business needs

  • Develop and maintain technical documentation

  • Willing to learn MS O/S server operating systems and VMware in support of mission critical applications in multiple virtualized environments.

  • Analysis/Problem Solving: Is able to use multiple analysis methods to recognize and trouble-shoot issues related to specific technical focus, and knows when to escalate challenges for assistance.

  • Business Process/Controls: Interprets and is able to apply appropriate controls standards guidelines, requirements, policies and procedures in the execution of process improvement.

  • Technology: Maintains appropriate level of proficiency in all relevant technologies and systems, and seeks assistance when necessary. Is able to use systems knowledge and technical tools to facilitate process improvement.

  • Effective Communication: Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills appropriate to audience and situation. Uses available virtual communication tools effectively. Is able to present and convey needs and gain cooperation to meet deadlines and deliver on commitments. Knows when or where to gather additional support within the organization.

  • Confidentiality: Exercises appropriate actions surrounding company confidential or proprietary data. Conducts limited and controlled use of elevated permissions in accordance with Segregation of Duties policies. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Competency Statement(s) – The competency statements outline common themes and threads across the organization that affects each employee in performing his or her duties and responsibilities for the Company.

  • Teamwork – Understands the need to work cross-functionally and team across potential silo's within the organization. Respects the lines of authorities, however, recognize the need to support multiple people and organizations with the Company.

  • Communication – excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the credibility and stature to exert influence at all levels within the Group.

  • Adaptability - ability to adapt to change in the workplace. Able to work in a management team that shares responsibility, but remains focused on individual as well as overall results.

  • Integrity / Trust – displays at all times the highest level of professional integrity and honesty as well as personal credibility.

  • Customer Focused - ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.

  • 3-5 years' experience working with a standard ERP system.

  • Certification or equivalent experience in Oracle and MS SQL database administration

  • Experience performing Oracle database installation, patching, and upgrades

  • Database performance tuning skills

  • Experience with cloning/refreshing databases

  • Data Pump, RMAN experience Unix shell scripting Experience supporting SAP Oracle databases is a plus

  • Expertise and experience with complex technical activities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle methods