Senior Oracle DBA

Behind every great on-line eCommerce site and technology service is an equally great database. These databases provide mission critical data processing services and it takes highly skilled DBA's to build and maintain these systems. To meet the challenges of our fast growing business products and services lines, we need to grow our DBA team. We're looking for exceptional DBA's who are interested in using the latest database technologies to deliver industry-leading systems, with results that go directly to the bottom line.

Thomson Reuters (TR) is the world's largest international multimedia company. With approximately 50,000 employees, TR has more than 300 offices in 93 countries. The technology organization within TR is a centralized unit providing shared software and services to TR business units across the globe.

We are looking to add a Senior Database Engineer to our Design and Engineering database team. This global team interacts directly with our key business customers, collaborating on the planning, implementation and ongoing support of the key databases systems that deliver data to the critical, revenue-generating applications that drive the TR business. These systems use Oracle and IBM DB2/UDB database software running on versions of the Linux, AIX and Solaris operating systems.


Technology (70%)

Database Engineering, Design and Standards

Define database design and infrastructure standards in conjunction with the Architecture team, including supported DBMSs, features, and server configurations,

Partner with specific Development and Business partners to assess database hardware, database design and configuration requirements and recommend solutions that conform to supported standards

Create and maintain data models.

Develop and maintain standard solutions for database software installation and database creation

Develop and maintain standard solutions for database monitoring and management

Develop and maintain standard solutions for database patching and upgrading existing database environments

Develop and maintain standard solutions for database migrations, upgrades and technical refreshes

Develop and maintain standard solutions for tracking database assets and the critical information about those assets necessary to allow all CPS DBAs to provide support for all assets in the environment

Develop and maintain processes, procedures and the necessary tools to regularly audit the database environment for conformance to implementation standards.

Database Support

Provide escalation support for the CPS DBA Support team for production incidents that require application specific knowledge or investigation.

Assume ownership of database related problems; pursue root cause analysis and problem resolution through coordinated interaction with database vendors and internal support teams.

Use established Shared Services support processes and tools to document and track problem resolution

Execute high risk changes that require specific application knowledge or are using new technologies, approaches or techniques

Direct the execution of periodic audits for standards compliancy and backup consistency.

Ongoing Education and Training

Learn and stay current on the features and functionality of Oracle and DB2/UDB databases, focusing on technology to improve performance, availability, reliability, stability, and work efficiencies.

Learn and stay current on the Architectural standards supported by the Shared Services Architecture group.

Leadership and Communication (15%)

Translate highly technical solutions/problems into clear language useful to audiences at varying technical levels

Prepare high quality technical documentation, present it clearly to interested parties

Communicate in a professional manner when interacting across staff levels and internal/external customers

Mentor database engineers

Research and develop team and project leadership skills.

Management and Administration (5%)

Contribute to and influence a variety of projects concurrently

Set individual goals that are consistent with business goals

Participate in initiatives to define, measure, and report on database quality and stability

Business Acumen and Strategy (10%)

Has broad knowledge of Thomson Reuters Professional products

Proactively generates relevant ideas for new and improved use of technology

Understands the impact of new projects and technical impacts to supported systems

Collaborates with peers, architects and managers to determine project strategy and how best to implement/support it

Bachelor's Degree — Computer Science, technical or engineering degree preferred

5 years experience providing 24x7 support for Oracle on Unix platforms, Linux preferable

Strong quantitative, analytical, communication and verbal skills with a strong customer service focus

Basic data modeling and relational database design skills

Experience in Goldengate

Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently toward assigned goals

Preferable 2 years experience with UNIX shell scripting

Preferable 2 years in a development or support organization supporting large applications

Preferable 1 years experience supporting DB2/UDB on the AIX platforms

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one – collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 50,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Bring your ambition to make a difference. We'll bring a world of opportunities.

As a global business we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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