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Senior Database Administrator

CGI Group

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted March 17, 2021.

Position Description:

Our employees work in a highly dynamic, fast-paced environment where they work closely with our internal and external clients. We are on the cutting edge of technology, exploring exciting areas of our clients and our business while keeping up the standard of being leaders in the industry. Develop your career in a meaningful way and be part of our hardworking and dedicated team.

The Senior Operations Database Administrator (DBA) focuses on overall administration of database environments and database management system (DBMS) software infrastructure to support live production applications. This position ensures a smooth transition from development to production of all related ongoing operational requirements.
The Data Management and Middleware Services (DMMS) Team is seeking professionals who are analytical, dedicated and innovative team players. As a member of this team, you will benefit by being trained in up-to-date, highly marketable technologies; learn and use best practices; form part of a professional team with a “can do” attitude; take pride in doing challenging work and being critical to our internal partners’ success; and grow with the opportunity for greater accountability.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

•Install, configure and maintain all supported DBMS software (Oracle Database and Microsoft SQL Server) for an HA (High Availability) environment
•Upgrade existing databases (for example, from MS SQL server 2008 to 2016, or Oracle 11g to 12c)
•Patch existing database based on venders’ recommendation
•Monitor all databases with monitoring tools such as EMGrid, Heroix or SCOM. Configure monitor criteria and notification.
•Lead resolution of database-related technical issues (for example, lead and coordinate database recovery in the event of a system failure)
•Implement and review backup and recovery strategy to ensure that business service-level agreements are met
•Ensure optimization of resource usage to increase throughput and minimize contention
•Tune the operating system, network and transaction processors to work with the DBMS
•Ensure appropriate storage for the relational database management system (RDBMS)
Enable the DBMS to work with storage devices and storage management software (storage area network (SAN) technology)
Interface with any other technologies required by applications
•Conduct database security administration (to ensure that data are available only to authorized users)
•Work with data modelers to build database schema, tables, procedures and permissions
•Ensure data consistency by adhering to data model standards and best practices
•Manage schema objects and perform production migrations
•Administer database networking (Oracle Net, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), etc.)
•Carry out database performance tuning and analysis. Analyze and monitor system performance to identify major performance bottlenecks in the system and identify the impact of administration tasks on core business scenarios
•Initiate and participate in studies and exploratory analyses on database technology evolution and strategic opportunities
•Provide long-term strategic thinking and analysis to ensure proper capacity planning
•Provide recommendations/decisions within architectural standards for development activities related to area of expertise
•Identify, monitor and document technology-specific database standards
•Knowledge of Microsoft SQL mirroring and clustering, SUN cluster
•Take an active role in training and knowledge sharing among co-workers
•Collaborate with development DBAs to coordinate database migration activities and disaster recovery testing, and enhance disaster recovery procedures
•Provide on-call support on a rotational basis

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

•Completed bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent degree
•Minimum of five years of experience within the last seven years, as a Database Administrator for Oracle version 11g or higher and SQL Server 2008 or higher
•Minimum of three years of experience participating in projects ranging from six months to three years in duration
in addition:
•English essential
•implementation experience with Oracle Database and Data Guard software in a production Unix environment, including database connectivity and other third-party vendor solutions
•Ability to work on call and/or overtime, work on multiple concurrent projects, support high-visibility applications, work under stressful conditions, organize workload to accommodate changing priorities while still meeting deadlines, maintain a high level of accuracy and ensure proper follow-through
•Experience creating and editing stored procedures
•Knowledge of LEAN and AGILE development methodologies

•Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) designation
•MS Certified Solutions Associate
•knowledge of Oracle RAC or GoldenGate

What you can expect from us:

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change-supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

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CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.