Oracle Database Administrator Placemark Investments
Placemark Investments is an investment advisory firm registered with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The company is privately held, with 71 employees located in offices in Dallas, Texas and
Placemark develops, implements, and supports wealth solutions, including Unified Managed Account
platforms and retirement solutions for broker/dealers, registered investment advisors, banks, and
family offices. As the separate account industry?s leading independent overlay portfolio manager,
Placemark coordinates multiple investment vehicles such as separately managed accounts, mutual
funds, and ETFs into a single customized portfolio.
Placemark?s mission is to fundamentally change the way that investment management services are
delivered to clients, fostering a more efficient operating model and delivering more sophisticated
investment strategies to meet a wider variety of client needs. We enable financial advisors, sponsors,
and product providers (managers) to better collaborate in delivering superior investment solutions to
their clients. As a firm, Placemark seeks to foster an entrepreneurial culture focused on integrity,
innovation, respect for employees, exceeding customers? needs and adding real value.
This Oracle DBA will be the person primarily responsible for management and administration of
production, testing, and development databases which power our key business applications. A
successful candidate will be skilled in PL/SQL, Oracle 10g and 11i, ASM data management, Dataguard,
and RAC. You will be coming in at key time, able to configure a new 11i implementation on new
hardware and manage a migration off of an older 10g deployment, and set things up to best practices
right out of the gate. However, what makes this position particularly unique is that while you will have
lead responsibility for our Databases, you won?t be only constrained to that. If you have a passion for
Linux, Systems Engineering, Networking, Virtualization, Scripting, Security, or any number of other
technology disciplines, we?ll put those skills and interests to work, too. If your current position feels too
confined, rigid, and boring, this just might be the role you are looking for!
? General database administration tasks including users, passwords, grants, etc.
? Backup and Restoration of Oracle using RMAN as well as full exports.
? Manage Database security and auditability to the compliance requirements of the business.
? Manage DR and off-site replication using RAC, Dataguard, and export automation.
? Proactive management and tuning of the Databases, as needed. ? Monitor and respond to Database events.
? Research and resolve database issues.
? Design and documentation of our database best practices and our internal procedures.
? Respond to database system outages.
? Plan maintenance events and deploy Oracle patches and updates, as needed.
? Design and deploy new Oracle installations as required by the business.
? Integrate new tools into existing monitoring infrastructure, both Nagios and OEM.
? Perform routine audits of the Databases, and propose any remediation from the findings.
? Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little
REQUIRED/DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES
? Oracle 10g, 11i required
? PL/SQL required
? Oracle RAC experience required
? Familiarity with FC SAN storage architecture and concepts as applied to databases required
? Familiarity with NetApp or other FC-backed SAN desired
? Dataguard experience desired
? Oracle Enterprise Manager experience desired
? Familiarity with IP/FC multipath desired
? Linux background desired
? Shell or other scripting skills desired
? Any networking skill sets are a plus
? Any project management skills are a plus
REQUIRED PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
? Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
? Detail-oriented and process-oriented approach
? Accepts responsibility, ownership, and accountability for work results
? Finds a high-volume, dynamic work environment engaging
? Ability to organize and prioritize competing priorities
? Good communication skills
? Good judgment on escalation of issues
? Ability to coach and mentor junior staff in new technical skill areas.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
? Competitive salary plus bonus opportunity
? Comprehensive benefits package including:
o Medical, dental and vision insurance
o 3 weeks paid vacation
o 401(k) plan with company match
o Employer paid life insurance, AD&D and short-term disability coverage.
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