KPMG Senior Database Administrator in Dallas, Texas

Business Title: Senior Database Administrator

Requisition Number: 68511

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest: Information Technology

State: TX

City: Dallas


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KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Database Administrator, to join our KPMG Technology Organization.


  • Provide technical support of database environments/applications, including software installation, database creation, upgrades, patches, problem diagnosis, performance monitoring, database maintenance, process automation, evaluation, and tuning recommendations; develop, implement and support backup/restore, disaster recovery and data replication procedures and exercises

  • Participate in all aspects of the lifecycle for database environments and in the implementation of application requested database code and configuration changes in supported database environments

  • Participate in the creation of new policies, procedures, projects and processes

  • Evaluate, document, and recommend database-related software products within technical architecture framework

  • Interact with various technology teams regarding work requests submitted, participate in the creation of new policies, procedures, projects, processes and participate in all aspects of the lifecycle for database environments

  • Provide technical guidance for junior members of the team and create periodic status reports for management


  • Three years of experience in administering and managing large databases in complex enterprise environments

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience

  • Senior technical skills with supporting Oracle production databases; hands-on database administration experience with Oracle 12c and 11g; includes strong proficiency skills in both Unix and Windows environments; knowledge and experience of PostgreSQL, MongoDB and other Open Source technologies is a plus

  • Demonstrated excellent skills in problem diagnosis, troubleshooting, performance monitoring and tuning; excellent skills in managing Oracle DataGuard and database restore and recovery; excellent skill in Oracle RAC, ASM, RMAN, AWR, ADDM and shell scripting; strong knowledge of OEM management and administration; strong process management skills with ability to handle mid to large projects

  • Strong communication skills; excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, must be a team player with the ability to easily and effectively interact with technical, non-technical, support, and business personnel at all levels; ability to work collaboratively with people from other technical and support departments such as system administration, network support, technical support, operations and QA

  • Be a self-starter and self-motivated with a proven ability to learn new software and technologies rapidly; ability to be proactive and to able to manage own projects efficiently for on-time delivery; experience and capability of working in a fast-paced environments; ability to provide off-hours support, include evenings and weekends when required

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

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