Engineer I (Oracle DBA)

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The Oracle DBA Engineer provides the technical design and delivery role in the Engineering and Infrastructure Delivery lifecycles from installation, integration, maintenance, concurrency and upgrades of database software and features as it relates to the Oracle platform. The Oracle DBA defines and follows discreet procedures and protocols to ensure database integrity and compliance, and monitors database utilization, user functions, and performance metrics as required.

The Oracle DBA will analyze project requirements and design solutions to ensure that databases are functionally appropriate, technically valid, and well-integrated in accordance with the business user requirements, methods and standards throughout the project lifecycle. The DBA will also work with other Engineers to develop/update appropriate database Standards for Ross.

The Oracle DBA will work to drive infrastructure development, and may also serve as a Systems Subject Matter Expert (SME). He/She will also work with external Service Providers and the Business, Development, QA and Application Support teams during the Development, QA, and Production release cycles. They will be involved in requirements coordination, review and tracking of change requests, defect assessment, and system configuration. The DBA will also provide knowledge transfer and database solution support during the 'warranty period', and; coordination, 3rd level production support, priority management and implementation of break-fix, maintenance and change requests. Responsibilities may also include research and review of technical solution alternatives.

  • Research, evaluate, develop and implement Oracle Database Engineering designs and standards following industry and Ross Stores best practices.
  • Ensure that current and planned technical solutions are compatible with the company's business needs and strategic objectives.
  • Work with the other IT organizations to design, develop, and implement Enterprise Oracle Databases in support of development, test, and production environments
  • Provide technical expertise and assistance to other IT and Business groups

  • Composure
  • Communication
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Approachability
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust

  • Bachelor degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Oracle certification or equivalent with demonstrated relevant experience in current/recent Oracle Database versions
  • Demonstrated experience with Oracle 11g and 12c, GRID, RAC and DataGuard
  • 3-5 years of experience in system design, implementation and Level 3 support activities
  • Strong technical working knowledge and hands-on experience with server hardware and operating systems
  • Prior experience with DBVault, Encryption, Masking, Subsetting, High Availability, performance management and capacity planning is a plus
  • Experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) for monitoring and troubleshooting issues in Development and Production environments
  • Good communication skills are essential. Must be able to give and receive correct information, explain difficult information in layman's terms and maintain a customer service attitude to all levels of users
  • Knowledge of/prior DBA experience with SQL Server and/or MySQL is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and creatively to problem solve complex technical issues
  • Ability to provide leadership, guidance and training to others
  • Ability to provide accurate estimates of timeframes and cost estimates necessary to complete potential projects and develop milestones and project implementation plans

  • Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
  • Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
  • Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
  • Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
  • This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

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