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Oracle DBA | Information Technologist III

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Technology, Database Administration
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job no: 775377
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 14
Major Administrative Unit / College: Information Technology Services
Department: Msu It Enterprise Services 40000482
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Information Technology, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly
Working/Functional Title

Oracle DBA

Position Summary

The Oracle team develops and provides support for Oracle databases that store and retrieve data across departments. Reporting to the DBA Manager, the Oracle DBA role is primarily responsible for the following duties. With minimal supervision and technical guidance, administers, analyzes, implements, monitors and modifies enterprise database systems up to the highest complexity following departmental standards, practices, and procedures, in coordination with a team of support professionals; designs, installs configures and supports Oracle databases, clusterware, and OEM agents in replicated and clustered environments, as well as managing and maintaining non-clustered solutions; performs standard operational tasks such as monitoring and remedying issues related database availability, performance and stability and recoverability of all database environments (development, test, quality assurance and production) for both transactional and data warehouse implementations; designs and tunes database schemas; develops, implements, manages, and maintains database stored procedures; supports in the design, modification, implementation and integration of complex databases and database support software; performs on-call operational duties during off-hours and during weekends.

Michigan State University (MSU) is a top 100 global university located in East Lansing, three miles east of the state’s capitol. The MSU community includes more than 12,000 faculty, academic and support staff, as well as 49,695 students. MSU offers an extensive benefits package to its employees including health care, prescription, and dental coverage, and a base retirement program with a University matching contribution, as well as basic life insurance. In addition, MSU offers educational benefits including a course fee courtesy program and educational assistance.

MSU Information Technology provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting information technology (IT) across MSU. MSU IT offers technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture MSU Information Technology endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience providing Oracle database administration in an enterprise environment for version 12C/18c/19c experience installing, configuring, and supporting Oracle 12c/18c/19c or higher clusterware, ASM, RAC and DataGuard in an enterprise Linux environment; experience performing database backup and recovery using Oracle RMAN, performance tuning and monitoring, security design and auditing, and user and role management in an enterprise Oracle ; experience in tuning SQL query and Database; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Skilled in database monitoring tools such Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle GRID Control or similar tools; experience developing automated maintenance shell scripts on Linux platforms to perform tasks such as index rebuilds, statistics computations, etc.; knowledge of data modeling and the ability to analyze existing models to support developers in applying best practices to application design; experience in a higher education environment; experience supporting databases in an ERP environment preferably SAP Experience in working with Oracle on Exadata; Desirable to have experience in Oracle’s Peoplesoft solutions for Student Information Systems; experience implementing encryption technologies such as network, transparent data encryption, and column encryption; experience with Oracle container and pluggable databases; familiarity installing Oracle RAC and RDBMS software in Windows environments; ability to identify and escalate complex and advanced issues requiring urgent attention in a 24/7 environment; demonstrated results escalating complex issues to vendors in order to resolve incidents; strong interpersonal skills

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

Three professional references knowledgeable of your work

Work Hours


Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Bidding eligibility ends 5/10, 11:55 PM

Advertised: May 4, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 17, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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