Database Administrator

Foundation Medicine

Information Technology

May 12, 2014

Foundation Medicine is seeking a talented and highly motivated Database Administrator to join the IT Operations team.  The Database Administrator will be responsible for supporting daily operations of Foundation Medicine’s database infrastructure.  The position calls for outstanding technical and communication skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced growing company.  The role is high visibility and high customer-touch, so an upbeat, positive attitude combined with a passion for delivering first in class IT services is essential to success.

 Primary Responsibilities and Essential Duties

  • Provide support for Oracle RAC environment
  • Provide support for Microsoft SQL clustered environment
  • Responsible for managing and suggesting best practices for schema changes
  • Development and performance tuning of database instances
  • Apply RDBMS patches as applicable
  • Responsible for managing data security access and security hardening of databases
  • Strategic planning for database structure and capacity planning
  • Work closely with development teams to provide best practices for PL/SQL queries
  • Manage backups and environment refreshes
  • Support of a 24x7x365 environment

 Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience administering Oracle 11g RAC environment
  • Working knowledge of Oracle technologies such as ASM disk, Golden Gate, Data-guard, RMAN, and Enterprise Manager
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL 2008 or greater clustered environment
  • Working knowledge of Red Hat Linux version 5 or greater
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or greater
  • Unix bash and shell scripting
  • Provide excellent customer service

 Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks
  • Desire to learn new technologies

 Education or Experience

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Oracle certification a plus
  • Red Hat certification a plus
  • Military experience a plus

Apply Now

  • Company Foundation Medicine
  • Contact Name careers@foundationmedicine.com
  • Email careers@foundationmedicine.com
  • Position Location Cambridge, MA
  • Minimum Required Education Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum Preferred Education Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum Years Experience 5
  • Career Level Experienced Non-manager
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