Principal DBA

    • Gurgaon, India

What makes Gartner a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a fast-growing team that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We’re the world’s leading research and advisory company, achieving consistent double-digit growth by steering clients toward the right decisions with business and technology insights they can’t find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment, exceptional training and career development — as well as unlimited growth opportunities. If you like working with a curious, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is the place for you.

About this role

Principal DBA is responsible for 24x7 availability for critical systems; participate in the strategic planning of the Databases, troubleshoot and resolve performance; perform day-to-day administrative tasks.

What you will do

  • Manage the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of effective industry standard processes and policies within our QA, DEV and Production environments.
  • Partner with Architecture teams to provide the best technology recommendations/solutions for business-critical processes.
  • Involved in the design process with Middleware, Apps Dev, and other technical teams to implement solutions.
  • Manage and consolidate Gartner’s database deployments to drive down licensing costs.
  • Liaise with managers and staff of AppsDev to ensure consistent application of the tactical and strategic directions of Gartner.
  • Fully Successful Enterprise Database Environment.  Stable in production.  Meeting and exceeding SLA's/OLA's.  Prepared for advancing technology.
  • Provide and support the tactical and strategic directions for Gartner's database infrastructure.
  • Maintain Service Levels and department goals for problem resolution
  • Monitor capital project status to ensure financial run rates are being met.
  • Effective patch management process
  • Cohesive storage, backup, and archiving solution for Gartner Databases
  • Works closely with other Data Center Management staff to ensure departmental consistency.

What you’ll need:
  • 12+ years’ experience in Database Management on Oracle/PostgreSQL or MySQL with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • This role is a technology hands on leader, who has experience managing/migrating databases in cloud.
  • Performance tuning/optimization of databases and processes would be key responsibility in addition to leading the team by example.
  • Professional Cloud certifications would be preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science preferred)
  • Authoritative knowledge of more than two database platforms (i.e. Oracle, PostGreSQL, My SQL, etc.)  Operations and Internals
  • Experience with moving database to cloud or working on databases on clod is strongly desired.
  • Hands on experience with resolving performance issues/query tuning/database performance identification/resolution.
  • Experience with automation tools around database deployments is good to have.
  • Experience/interest towards open source or NoSQL databases is highly desired.
  • Expertise with architecture design, capacity planning, performance tuning, back-up and recovery, and 24/7 operational support, in a large-scale enterprise environment with high availability
  • Strong Unix skills and experience on multiple platforms (Solaris / HP-UX / Linux)
  • Expertise on managing databases on 11G/12C RAC is required.
  • Any experience on MySQL in HA environment is highly desired.
  • Experience in packaged ERP applications (i.e. Oracle EBS, Siebel, OBIEE, etc.) is desired
  • Good judgment, prompt decision-making ability, responsibility and accountability
  • Commitment to teamwork as both a contributor and a leader
  • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Any advanced certification on databases is good to have (like OCM)     

Who you are:
  • Ability to work and collaborate with a team.
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies
  • Project work delivered on-time within budget
  • All work products are delivered with high quality

What we offer:

In addition to an outstanding work environment with rapid advancement potential, Gartner associates enjoy exceptional compensation and benefits, including:
  • Competitive base salary
  • Flexible work environment
  • A great work culture

About Gartner:

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. We work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A – Visit to learn more.

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