Robert Half is looking for a Lead Oracle Database Administrator for a Contract to Hire position located here in Redmond. The Lead Database Administrator will lead the teams responsible for the installation, operation and support of database infrastructure. This position will be responsible for driving operational best practices, assuring the achievement of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and ensuring stable and efficient service for our stakeholders. The Lead Database Administrator will work with the business stakeholders, appropriate technology teams, vendors and CBI leadership to ensure that our Database services meet our client's needs and strategic plans. This includes developing, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing key functional areas, particularly Oracle Database, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server and other database technologies. The Lead Database Administrator will be responsible for assisting with contract negotiations and management of certain third-party vendors, particularly Atlas off-shore resources, as well as existing contract DBAs. Responsibilities ? Lead a team with critical responsibilities for managing the Oracle database, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure portfolio of technologies. ? Oversee and manage PCI compliance and other audit and reporting requirements of the discipline. Ensure that all identified issues are rapidly remediated. Actively collaborate with internal and external audit teams on security and authentication issues ? Develop and implement the overall strategic direction for the Database Infrastructure team ? Ensure integrity and stability of the services across the enterprise, defining, measuring and driving the achievement of all Service Level Agreements ? Drive ITSM (IT Service Management) operational processes and initiatives to improve the stability and efficiency of all systems and services ? Architects, designs, and operates all aspects of discipline; troubleshoot and diagnose system problems; manage the identification, location and resolution of problems; approves installations of upgrades and security protocols ? Analyzes team functions and evaluates the services provided; develops plan of action and recommendations; identifies milestones and issues to be addressed, and generates reports as required. ? Evaluates, recommends, justifies and ensures the proper toolsets and procedures are implemented, maintained and utilized ? Supervises and provides technical leadership and guidance to technical staff and vendors; ensures compliance with policies and regulations, and that all issues are addressed and resolved. ? Plans, develops, and designs new projects and maintenance activities, including policies and procedures, operational improvements, and evaluates new technology integration. ? Directs and supervises staff and vendors in the completion of projects and operational support activities. ? Provide leadership across converged technology platforms. Ensure effective collaboration is taking place in order to provide high quality customer service. ? Ensure documentation of the environment and operational process are maintained and relevant ? Monitor and remain abreast of emerging technologies for possible introduction into the organization ? Ensure development and training of the teams on operational practices and service management ? Manage vendor relationships in all related technologies so that services are delivered to us effectively and efficiently. ? Cost effectively manages departmental resources to budget and project timelines. Minimum Qualifications ? Proven leadership ability ? Broad and deep Oracle database experience
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