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Senior Database Administrator in Whitehouse Station, NJ at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Date Posted: 9/13/2018

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Job Description

Senior Database Administrator position will involve providing technical expertise, development and support for integration of data, backups, recovery and performance stability of database systems primarily for Oracle and SQL Server environment. Will involve support of several applications across Chubb of both non-production & production database environments. Strong communication skills is a crucial requirement and key as this position will involve working on several high level projects with teams & management across the board.

Will be expected to maintain a strong level of IT industry knowledge and industry trends and how they impact the Chubb environment and relevant best practices on DBA operations.  The role encompasses both application & system DBA responsibilities.

The job will be approximately 70%  Oracle and 30% SQLServer

Oracle Primary Job Responsibilities :


•        Support Oracle systems which are currently on multiple platforms AIX (primarily), Solaris, Windows.


•        Provide technical support for Oracle Engineered platforms, RAC.


•        Knowledge of Oracle Database Encryption which is currently implemented for PeopleSoft on Engineered system. Wallet backup, updates, maintenance.


•        Create & Maintain scripts for automating database maintenance processes.


•        Support, configure, maintain OEM performance monitoring tool, including upgrades.


•        Support DBMS upgrade activites.


•        Knowledge of TSM which is the backup tool used at Chubb across all DBMS systems a plus.


•        Strong handle on RMAN for backup & recovery.


•        Monitor, support and provide technical expertise on database & application performance tuning areas.


•        Generate, maintain reports for Audit & Compliance as per requirements.


•        Participate in Team meetings.


•        Handle on-call (on rotational basis) and weekend work.


•        Good understanding of the DBMS technology and how to apply to fit the needs of business partners when called upon in the role of subject matter expert.


•        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


•        Self-driven with the ability to manage workload without direct supervision.

SQLServer Primary Job Responsibilities:


•        Chubb environment is migrating from physical to virtual implementation - experience completing this a plus.


•        SQLServer 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016 implementations in the environment


•        Physical clustering experience - a plus


•        Legacy Ace SQL Server environment uses NetBackup as Backup technology.


•        Legacy Chubb SQL Server environment uses TDP for SQL as Backup technology.


•        Legacy PRS SQL Server environment uses the native SQL backup utility. 


•        Project underway to replace NetBackup with TDP for SQL as Chubb standard is TSM on VTL, and Ace used tape.


•        Experience with IDERA tool sets is a plus.

Chubb DBA staff covers full range of environments.  We are not backroom DBAs, nor are we production only or development only DBAs.  We are more of logical or Application DBAs but called upon as SMEs for the entire Oracle and SQLServer environment.  We work with IBM-DBA, however their role is limited to installation of DBMS (Oracle and SQLServer) software.



•        Educational requirements – college degree in Computer Science or Computer Technology preferred


•        Required skills, knowledge, abilities, etc. 

o   MS SQLServer knowledge (version 2008, and 2012 required), SQL2014 and SQL2016 preferred.

o   TDP for SQL and TSM knowledge preferred.

o   NetBackup knowledge – a plus. 

o   Oracle 11 and 12 Knowledge preferred.

o   Experience with RMAN preferred

o   Experience with Oracle RAC, ASM and Advanced Security - preferred


•        If there are preferred certifications, please include those. – NONE

o   MS SQLServer certifications – a plus

o   Oracle Certifications – a plus