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Applications DBA (closed)

New York, NY
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Job Description

A New York-based leading provider of full-service online marketing solutions seeks a Senior Applications DBA.

The selected candidate will have an ability to share expertise in both RDBMS and NoSQL; be able to communicate strengths/weaknesses and appropriateness of each solution class.

As a member of the Shared Services team, the successful candidate will be proficient in understanding data strategy on an enterprise level as well as implementing on project level.

Specific Responsibilities:


  • Interact with Product Owners and project team to understand business requirements
  • Work with delivery teams in refining the conceptual system design into optimal physical database design
  • Design, create and tune SQL/application database objects (tables, views, indexes, etc)
  • Develop database packages, procedures, functions and triggers
  • Assist developers with data access methods and optimal usage of database resources



  • Perform database application performance tuning and optimization
  • Monitoring and runtime optimization of applications data jobs, replication and ETL activities in preproduction environments
  • Planning for future capacity and performance needs (organic and strategic growth)


  • Establish and maintain database standards and best practices
  • Follow existing SOPs, recommend improvements as needed
  • Comply with all Security, Architecture and Infrastructure standards


  • Run deployment scripts in multiple database environments
  • Update support documentation to minimize "key man risk"
  • Perform general technical troubleshooting and give consultation to development teams
  • Interface with production-support vendor for post-deployment hand-off



  • Provide leadership, technical advice and support to continuously improve the database strategy
  • Partners with dev teams to formulate approach and appropriate uses of utilities and DMBS Tools
  • Maintain leading edge knowledge of industry and technology trends, to effectively assess and recommend appropriate technology ( both traditional and NoSQL )
  • Research, evaluate, lead POC and recommend DB solutions.

Required Skills / Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5-7 years in both OLTP and DW design in a high volume, low latency environment
  • Extensive knowledge of Oracle 11G, MySQL 5.5 databases and PL SQL required.
  • Experience with database-related tools such as SQLPlus, Toad, a modeling tool, ADDM, AWR, and OEM
  • Experience with migration and deployment of code required
  • Demonstrated experience tuning databases in a multi-terabyte (5+) Oracle environment
  • Superior analytical and problem resolution skills
  • Must be able to work effectively alone or in a team environment
  • Strong organization and interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to deal with and balance multiple priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise
  • Proactive personality with a proven track record of delivering on responsibilities and tasks

Desired Skills: (preferred, but not required)

  • Oracle DBA Certifications
  • Experience with MongoDB or comparable NoSQL experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience with Agile development methodology
  • Experience in an Informatica environment
  • Experience with Automated Deployment and Continuous Integration

Participate in the growing, fast-paced industry of online marketing, advertising and publishing. Join the leader in solutions specializing in the areas of Affiliate Marketing, Search Marketing, and Lead Generation. Our client offers a full range of benefits, including incentive pay.

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