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Strategic DBA Manager

Corporate IT
017707 Requisition #
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Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS or another related field

Required Skills

  • 5+ years experience leading teams of database architects, engineers, and administrators
  • 8+ years Database experience, including deployment, configuration, management and support, with expertise on how to support highly available transactional systems, and advanced knowledge of Oracle troubleshooting and performance tuning for PL/SQL and the database itself, including routine automation experience
  • 6+ years experience with Oracle Database components (e.g. Oracle RAC, Oracle Exadata)
  • 5+ years experience with designing database hardware components; compute, storage (NAS and SAN), network, security, and authentication (Kerberos)
  • 4+ years experience with database management access and monitoring and advanced familiarity with most operating system commands/utilities on Linux and/or Windows
  • 3+ years experience working with virtual environments and clustering technologies
  • 2+ years experience in Storage+Server Architecture (Server Configuration, Security, and Networking)

Desired Skills

  • Experience prioritizing and planning work activities; planning for additional resources; setting goals and objectives; organizing extended team members  and their tasks; developing and communicating realistic action plans
  • Advanced understanding of TCP/IP routing, VLANs, DNS, logging, and alerting
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for database performance and issues
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills; ability to effectively explain complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical staff including executives
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent organization skills
  • Good analytical skills and Project Management skills
  • An understanding of cloud database solutions (e.g. AWS, Oracle Cloud, MS Azure), and experience supporting database solutions in the Cloud.
    • Integration experience with AWS, Azure, Rackspace and/or other cloud providers a plus
  • Experience with MemSQL
  • Experience with Oracle tools; Cloud Control/OEM, ASM, RMAN and Oracle DB options; Compression, TDE, Multi-tenant, Partitioning, Oracle Active Data Guard, and Oracle GoldenGate
  • Exposure to scripting languages (shell + SQL/PLSQL) used to automate administrative tasks
  • Good understanding of the ITIL frameworks along with the incident, problem and change management processes and procedures
  • Willingness to take initiative and to overcome obstacles to achieve personal, organizational, and company goals
  • Passion for pushing the limits of database technologies and their use in the workplace as a means to accomplish business objectives; able to look at the landscape and set a future direction based on what's possible, achievable and works for Akamai versus business as usual
  • Strong understanding of application development methodologies
Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @AkamaiCareers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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