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Sony Online Entertainment, located in San Diego CA, has two immediate Oracle positions available for the qualified candidate. If you have interest in either of the positions listed below, please contact me and I will put you in touch with the hiring manager.

Senior Oracle DBA

Description:
A highly energetic and multitalented Oracle professional to support Databases world wide, in multiple Data Center(s).
The successful candidate will be a member of the Database Services DBA-ops group, leading 4 other DBAs responsible for a 24x7 Data Center schedule
and will possess a combination of excellent database design and analytical skills, as well as familiarity with various Internet protocols, Perl and Shell script applications.

He/She will also assume responsibility for managing Development, Test, and QA databases and implementing
future Oracle enhancements to meet the business needs of the Studios and Platform Departments.

You will also be involved in designing and implementing variety of database monitoring tools to enhance existing processes in order
to improve overall Operations effectiveness.
You should be capable of teaching other team members in the use and best practices concerning these Oracle Technologies, while maintaining
a hands on technical edge.

Responsibilities include:
- Provide 'best practices' knowledge of game processes as they relate to the use of the Oracle database.

Monitor and manage databases through their lifecycle and validate the technical solution meets the game requirements.
Troubleshoot and recover databases on a 7X24 schedule.
Use structured modeling and flow techniques to articulate application requirements.
Monitor, evaluate and advise on all issues that relate to any system projects.
Act as liason between Senior Management and Database Services.
Develop documentation and other materials to support ongoing database developement.

Required Skills & Experience:
- 7+ years hands-on experience as a Database DBA using Oracle and Unix or Linux

7+ years hands-on experience as an Oracle DBA on Unix-based systems (incl. Design and implementation)
5+ years experience with various Database solutions, tools.
5+ years of working experience in a mission critical environment (Data Center, 365x24x7)
Strong knowledge of SQL, PL/SQL and analytical SQL
Strong Experience with tuning and optimizing database performance (Oracle 9i and/or 10G)
Strong PERL or shell script programming skill
Experience as a technical Lead DBA, managing resources and assigning projects
Practical knowledge of data backup and recovery (RMAN and/or OCFS and RAC)
Ability to converse fluently with Game Team Producers, Managers, and Executives
Good or Excellent oral and written communications skill
Able to work effectively as a member of a team
Go to guy for all areas of Oracle technology
Flexible enough to work with Open Source Database technology where needed.

Bonus Points for:
- Previous experience with Online Game Development or support

Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) DBA certification
Experience with SAN/NAS technologies, OCFS and RMAN, RAID arrays
Experience as a System Administrator in a Unix environment

Travel required: limited
Telecommute: no


Senior Data Warehouse DBA

Description:
SOE Database Services Group is looking for a highly energetic and multitalented Oracle professional to support its Data Warehouse
solution in multiple Data Center(s). You will be a member of the DBA-Operations Team, responsible for a 24x7 Data Center schedule
and will possess a combination of excellent database design and analytical skills, as well as familiarity with various Internet protocols
and Java applications. Candidates for this position will also assume responsibility for new business requirements and implementing
future Oracle enhancements to meet the business needs. Most of your time will be spent on maintaining and improving existing Data Warehouse, adding new reports, analyzing and archiving valuable data, monitoring and tuning performance, implementing system security.
You will be also involved in the customization Business Objects to support growing demands to data mining, designing and implementing
variety of database monitoring tools to enhance existing processes to improve overall Operations effectiveness.
You should be capable of teaching other team members in the use and best practices concerning these Oracle Technologies

Responsibilities include:
- Provide 'best practices' knowledge of business processes, requirements gathering and developing data warehouse systems.

Monitor and manage data warehouse requests through their lifecycle and validate the technical solution meets the business requirements.
Identify, define and document business requirements, including translating business requirements into conceptual technical requirements.
Schedule and facilitate workshops with the business for all project-related items, including tool evaluations, system recommendations and solution testing.
Use structured modeling and flow techniques to articulate business requirements.
Monitor, evaluate and advise on all issues that relate to any system projects.
Act as liason between business users and Database Services to guide the development and delivery of an enterprise data warehouse, as well as help solve business problems.
Develop documentation, training and other materials as needed by customers. Lead end-user training when necessary.

Educational Requirements:
BA/BS: IS, CIS, CS, related technical degree; or equivalent applicable industry experience

Required Skills & Experience:
- Delivered Data warehouse solution(s) to external and internal customers

+3 years hands-on experience as a Data warehouse Designer and Developer using Oracle and Unix or Linux
3+ years hands-on experience as a Sr. Oracle DBA on Unix-based systems (incl. Design and implementation)
5+ years experience with various Data Warehouse solutions, tools, and ETL (Oracle Discoverer or Cognos Experience a plus)
2+ years of working experience in a mission critical environment (Data Center, 365x24x7)
Strong knowledge of SQL, PL/SQL and analytical SQL
Experience in data mining for Customer Billing
Experience with tuning and optimizing database performance (Oracle 9i and/or 10G)
Extensive PERL and shell script programming skill
Experience as a lead dba for data warehouse projects
Practical knowledge of data backup and recovery (RMAN and/or OCFS and RAC)
Knowledge of online analytical processing (OLAP) tools and data-mining software
Ability to converse fluently with Finance dept., Game Team Producers, Platform Managers, and Executives and within the organization
Excellent oral and written communications skill
Able to work effectively as a member of a team

Bonus Points for:
- Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) DBA certification

Experience with SAN/NAS technologies, OCFS and RMAN, RAID arrays

Travel required: limited
Telecommute: no


Regards,
David Green

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  • Ray Stell at Mar 16, 2006 at 2:25 pm
    Must be able to create rootkits for popular OS.;)
    On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 04:35:39PM -0500, david_m_green_at_adelphia.net wrote:
    Sony Online Entertainment, located in San Diego CA, has two immediate Oracle positions
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