Canada DBA Job




Sr Database Administrator - Telus Corporation

Sr Database Administrator - (Job Number: SEC00252-10)
Location: Vancouver , BC

About the Job
TELUS Corporation is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada providing data, Internet Protocol (IP), voice, wireless communications services, entertainment and video.​ We provide and integrate a full range of communications products and services that connect Canadians to the world.​

TELUS is also a great place to work.​ You can see it in our team members.​ At TELUS we believe the diversity of our team is a significant competitive advantage and we value the contribution and worth of each and every team member.​ We work together, unified by our respect for each other, the TELUS values and the pursuit of our business strategy.​ Diversity and inclusiveness thrives when we honour the traditions, beliefs, lifestyles and perspectives of all members of our team.​

Our team members include people like you - enthusiastic, innovative, passionate and energetic.​ We believe that you'll find our high-performance culture personally fulfilling, professionally challenging and financially rewarding.​ Join our team and make your future friendly too.​

Position Overview:

Provides 24x7 Tier II operational support for a variety of RDBM systems in all environments supported by the Business Transformation team.​ Responsibilities include database tuning, implementing and testing upgrades, patches and scripts, implementing backup and recovery strategies, developing documentation, providing technical support and resolving incidents and performance problems.​ Works on small to mid-size projects using generally-defined practices, solving diverse problems with some instruction from peers and other teams.​

The responsibilities include:
* Provide monitoring and troubleshooting support of enterprise databases, including performance enhancement and root cause analysis.​
* Develop standards relating to RDBMS technology, architecture and processes (security, performance, backup and recovery, etc.​).​
* Test and Implement RDBMS patches and upgrades.​
* Implement database security features (e.​g.​ roles, privileges, authentication, encryption).​
* Support RDBMS design and/​or appropriate configuration changes from logical designs, new installations for medium to large sized projects.​ Solve database issues encountered in software development.​ Maintain a strong level of understanding of relevant application functionality and impacts to the database.​
* Manage database physical storage and structures.​ Control system resources usage and perform capacity planning.​
* Develop, tests and implement backup and recovery strategies and processes.​
* Provide technical mentorship and support for other DBA roles (I and II) and peer functional groups.​

Required Knowledge:

* Understand database technologies and other interfacing technologies (e.​g.​ middle tier, message broker, web).​
* Demonstrated skills in using databases monitoring tools like Enterprise Manager Grid Control, AWR and Statspack.​
* Knowledge in RMAN enterprise backup and restore system

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Good communication skills - written and verbal - in both technical and non-technical environments .​
* Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.​
* Ability to learn technical concepts and new technologies quickly .​
* Familiar with basic networking, common programming languages, various hardware platforms and operating systems (e.​g.​ Sun Solaris, HP UNIX, Linux, Windows NT).​
* Effective interpersonal and organizational skills working within cross-Functional teams Takes initiative, self-directed.​

Required Professional Designation/​Certification:

University Degree or Post Secondary Diploma, preferably in Computer Science or Engineering

Required Experience:

7+​ years of Database management experience using Oracle 9,10, 11 RDBMS in large environments.​ Candidates experienced in Oracle RAC and SQL Server preferred.​

TELUS Values:

TELUS recognizes and embraces the importance of values in our ever-changing workplace.​ To be successful, all applicants must demonstrate behaviours that are reflective of our values:

  • We embrace change and initiate opportunity
  • We have a passion for growth
  • We believe in spirited teamwork
  • We have the courage to innovate

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.​

Last updated on Febrary 02, 2011