Southern Company Database Administrator (Atlanta or Birmingham) in Birmingham, Alabama
Database Administrator (Atlanta or Birmingham)
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
In-depth knowledge of Oracle (11g, 12c, 19c)
In-depth knowledge of database security implementations, data privacy and Sarbanes Oxley controls.
Knowledge of high availability architectures, specifically Oracle RAC.
Knowledge of replication technologies, GoldenGate preferred.
Knowledge of disaster recovery architectures, specifically DataGuard.
Strong understanding of performance tuning methodologies.
Working knowledge of Database monitoring methodologies, specifically OEM.
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 Supervisor within Database Services
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit 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: SCS2008954
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