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Sr. DBA Oracle/SQL Server/Sybase (JERSEY CITY) W2 Only
Jersey City
James Derrick
Provide 24/7/365 primary systems dba support of all Oracle rac & standalone databases and related systems on Linux, Solaris x64, and AIX

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This position is located in JERSEY CITY, NJ Area.


W2 Candidates Only.  No Agencies.


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James Derrick





  • Provide 24/7/365 primary systems dba support of all Oracle rac & standalone databases and related systems on Linux, Solaris x64, and AIX

  • Provide 24/7/365 primary dba support of all Microsoft SQL Server clustered and non clustered databases.

  • Provide 24/7/365 primary dba support of all Sybase Server clustered and non clustered databases

  • Provide 24/7/365 primary application dba support of specific global database applications, performing application releases, app/data patching.

  • Supporting the business on-call after business hours and weekends on a rotation basis for Oracle/SQL/Sybase

  • Lead database development, tuning and optimization expertise to application development and support teams on an ah-hoc or continual basis.

  • Contribute towards Architecture, Engineering of Db solutions. Develop, Document and Deploy Standards and Procedures to comply with Audit, Configuration, Industry and Security baselines.

  • Proactively monitor all database systems utilizing vendor supplied and BNP Paribas standard tools.

  • Maintain complete inventory, config and documentation of deployed systems.

  • Engineer high availability Database Systems based on Oracle and SQL Server.

  • Remediate database security baselines, policies, standard procedures and best practices.

  • Work within the project management framework defined for IT Production North America.

  • Cross train members of the Database team in all responsibilities and maintain a daily and weekly rotation schedule for these.

  • Liaise with application and business clients to gather requirements, design and deploy standard systems which clearly differentiate between production, development, UAT, and DR.

  • Identify operational and infrastructure risks within the environment and work with the application development team and business to make corrections and mitigate risks.

  • Ensure that all systems are backed up and monitored according to the business requirements and notify the data owners when there are failures.

  • Ensure optimal resilience of deployed systems and meet all disaster recovery and compliance requirements dictated by the business.

  • Liaise with UNIX/Storage/Network Engineers in troubleshooting issues.

  • Maintain top-notch technical skills and  business knowledge through proactive self-learning in addition to any formal instructor-led training provided by BNP Paribas.

  • Interface with external vendors in troubleshooting complex, cross-platform issues.

  • Provide comprehensive cross-training for engineers and support personnel on front-line database client troubleshooting and support



  • Expert knowledge of Oracle, Sql, and Sybase database concepts, development and administration with Five years+ as Oracle/Sql DBA in a production environment.

  • Oracle, Sql and Sybase Development and/or Application DBA experience, strong Sql, T-Sql, RDMS knowledge. Well – rounded system dba and application dba skills a must.

  • Expertise in Oracle ASM, RAC, CRS, RMAN, Dataguard, and replication administration and troubleshooting

  • Expertise in SQL cluster, mirroring administration and troubleshooting

  • Good knowledge in Sybase ASE, IQ and replication

  • Must have extensive and proven troubleshooting, recovery, db and app optimization & administration experience in large and mission critical enterprise environments (50+ managed servers).

  • Strong Unix, Windows experience (sysadmin/power-user level reqd.), Programming & Shell scripting skills, Perl.

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related area preferred

  • Seven years+ Oracle experience a must

  • Five years+ Sql experience a must

  • Five years+ Sybase experience a must

  • Financial Industry experience a must

  • Ability to interface with users at all levels of the organization and good end-user support skills.

  • Must be well-organized, responsible, work effectively as a technical lead in a project management framework, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and able to multitask in a dynamic trading environment.

  • Ability to perform 7 x 24 hour support on a rotation basis and wear a pager and/or blackberry device.


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