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Research In Motion Limited® (RIM)® is a world leader in the mobile communications market and has a history of developing breakthrough wireless solutions. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies is used by thousands of organizations around the world and includes the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools and software/hardware licensing agreements. RIM is seeking driven individuals who can take our wireless data products to the next level in the global wireless market. Are you ready to make a difference in the world of mobile communications with RIM?
The Database Administrator, BlackBerry Service Technology, supports a host of RDMS systems employed in the BlackBerry Operation's infrastructure. Working closely with our Development, Testing, Storage Operations and UNIX Platform Systems Administration teams, the Database Administrator  delivers best in class 7x24 operational support and proactive, robust design for our mission critical databases. Research In Motion is experiencing tremendous growth in the regions and expanding its operational capabilities. This individual contributor uses his/her extensive background to provide technical guidance catering to the design, development and understanding architecture of the production database environment.
The successful candidate's responsibilities will include:
  • Accountable for supporting the ongoing, 7x24 database systems, including maintaining system availability, improving performance, and assisting in change and new system design and deployment
  • Performs installation, configuration, support of production database as per requirement
  • Support a regional environment with other DBA teams across the globe
  • Self starter and motivator with high performance objectives that aligns with the BlackBerry long term strategic objectives and the goals of RIM  
  • Be an expert in the Relational database technology especially Oracle platform hosted on HP-UX operating environment
  • Participate and assist in the development lifecycle of initiatives


  • Technical aptitude and business acumen with a consultative approach to solution selling
  • Entrepreneur spirit with strong planning and project execution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively build and manage relationships
  • Ability to coach and lead in the database technical domain in a collaborative approach 
  • Exceptional presentation skills and the ability to handle large audiences are a must
  • Strong communicator (Oral, Verbal, and Written) with ability to persuade individuals and groups
  • Excellent technical skills with strong analytical and diagnostics background
  • 10+ years experience as a technology consultant in the database area
  • 10+ years experience working in large Enterprise IT Organizations (eg. Infrastructure, Operations Support and Administration, Database Production Support )
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to draw on technical skills based on experience and resolve issues 
  • Ability to use metric in an operation environment to suggest and implement continuous improvement
  • Act as a steward for the database services team globally 
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging and high pressure environment
  • Quick learner and a high energy to drive results
  • Bachelor Degree in IT/Software/MIS is minimum education requirement
Solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, including background in the following: 
  • Technical architecture of IT solutions and databases
  • HP-UX server management including Superdome (PA-RISC & Itanium)
  • Oracle databases 9i to 11g , data guard and RAC
  • Veritas VCS for remote and local failover
  • Oracle Database for high transaction and performance environment
  • Technical understanding of HA solution
  • Technical understanding of Disaster Recovery solution
  • Technical understanding of database backup and recovery requirement
  • Sound knowledge in an operation conference bridge setting performance trouble shooting 
  • Drive issues to resolution in production environments 
For the first six (6) months of your employment, you will be expected to work from RIM's Waterloo location.  After that time, you will work from RIM's Mississauga office location.  You will, however, be expected to travel to Waterloo as required, to attend meetings and to meet business requirements.  RIM may, at its sole discretion, appoint another work location in the future. 
If you're driven to take wireless technologies to the next level, it's time you join the team at RIM. We offer a challenging environment that fosters creativity and rewards excellence. Employees also have use of our award winning BlackBerr


© 2011 Research In Motion Limited. All Rights Reserved. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, BlackBerry, "Always On, Always Connected" and the "envelope in motion" symbol are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries.


: Information Technology

Primary Location

: Canada-Ontario-Mississauga

Other Locations

: United States-Washington-Bellevue


: Full-time

Hire Type*

: Experienced (Regular)


: Yes, 10% of the time


: Available

Last updated on March 30, 2011