• E-Business Apps DBA II

    Job Locations US-IA-Iowa City
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/5/2018 11:02 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology (Development)
    Up to 25% Travel
  • Overview

    ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success.  Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.


    Learn more about working at ACT at act.org!


    The E-Business Apps DBA II will support Oracle E-Business, Mongo, and MS SQL Server database technologies.


    Typical work-related activities include:

    •  Install, patch, upgrade, and support Oracle E-Business Suite R12
    • Install, patch, upgrade, and support Oracle, MS SQL Server and Mongo database environments
    • Analyze performance issues in E-Business application and database tiers
    • Provide hardware, and software utilization analysis to ensure peak efficiency
    • Provide DBA support for custom application development efforts
    • Evaluate and install new database software releases, upgrades, and patches
    • Ensure that database servers are monitored, maintained, backed up, and available as appropriate.
    • Manage database security with an adherence to ACT’s security policy
    • Responsible for capacity planning, and database space management
    • Collaborates with IT teams and vendors to resolve technical issues
    • Reviews development code before deployment to production environments
    • Review stress testing results and provide recommendations to development teams
    • Participate in the on-call coverage for the department
    • Follow current business processes, design standards and process documents, and suggest improvements




    • Bachelor’s degree in a related area required; preferably in computer science
    • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.


    • A minimum of 3 years of progressive IT experience, including a minimum of 2 years of experience in installation, upgrade, patching, and support of Oracle databases 11g/12c
    • Two years' experience administering Oracle E-Business Suite R12 preferred
    • Experience supporting MS SQL Server databases 2008/2012/2014/2016
    • Experience with Mongo database technology
    • Experience with Oracle RMAN for backup and recovery
    • Experience with Oracle ASM
    • Automation experience with ‘shell’ and ‘SQL’ scripting
    • Prior experience in supporting the on-call rotation


    • Knowledge of ODBC/JDBC client/server communication
    • Knowledge of Linux, Unix, and Microsoft operating systems
    • Analytical skills necessary to perform troubleshooting of errors and performance issues
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work in a rapidly transforming organization
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts
    • Technically proficient in assigned IT discipline(s)
    • Ability to deliver consistent, high quality, cost effective service by handling routine, as well as some non-routine, systems issues



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