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Sr. Oracle Dba Resume

Holland, MI


  • Oracle certified professional (OCP 11g, OCP 10g) with 10 plus years of experience with Oracle 11g/10g/9i/8i Installation, Administration, Monitoring, Performance Tuning, Troubleshooting, Backup and Recovery on Linux/Unix, Sun Solaris, HP - UX and Windows platforms.
  • Excellent track record in providing 24/7 on-call support for both production and development databases in timely manner as per client-defined SLAs.
  • Experience in managing multi-node Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Automatic storage management (ASM) technologies in providing high-availability solutions.
  • Hands-on experience in managing Oracle RAC one-node environment and utilities like Srvctl and Crsctl, to provide optimal failover solutions.
  • Involved in migration of databases running on HP-UX to RAC one-node on Linux platform.
  • Performed version upgrades of databases from Oracle 9i to Oracle 10g and Oracle 11g using DBUA.
  • Experience in OEM 12C implementation and management for monitoring and managing various metrics and alerts and to perform maintenance tasks.
  • Raised SRs with MOS on issues requiring vendor intervention and followed up to closure by interacting closely with Oracle personnel and providing relevant logs to aid in issue resolution.
  • Actively involved in implementing security and auditing by creating necessary roles/privileges and profiles to be in compliance with SOX.
  • Experience in creating necessary database links between databases, by extracting password using Dbms Metadata package.
  • Exposure to new and advanced features like Database Replay, Flashback methodologies, Schema Management and RMAN in Oracle 11g.
  • Experienced in using 11g features like Data Pump encompassing various refresh scenarios, AWR reports for troubleshooting performance issues and ADDM to recommend corrective actions.
  • Implemented Best Practices for Maintenance, Monitoring, Backup/Recovery, Growth Management, contention Resolution and defragmentation across diverse environments.
  • Work closely with development teams to deploy code to production environment, in order to enhance application functionalities.
  • Expert knowledge of capacity management to estimate potential growth of tablespaces for future releases.
  • Extensive knowledge in Database Cloning using RMAN, VERITAS Net Backup, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).
  • Strong experience in Hot/Cold Backups and Point-in-time Recovery procedures using RMAN.
  • Proficient in administration activities like Patching, Cloning and scripting for automating routine tasks.
  • Experience in Upgradation of Database from 9i to 10g and 10g to 11g.
  • Experience in using tools such as TOAD and SQL developer.
  • Hands on experience in SQL, PL/SQL, Partitioning and Logical and Physical Database Design.
  • Knowledge of SQL loader to perform bulk loading of data.
  • Possess technical know-how of implementing Oracle golden gate and Dataguard.
  • Experience with installation of oracle clients and configuring tnsnames/sqlnet.ora on a wide variety of platforms.
  • Experienced with tuning database to get optimal performance using tools such as AWR, ADDM and ASH.
  • Able to use ADRCI utility to manage various trace and log files and prevent uncontrolled growth.
  • Hands-on experience working with OS utilities like VI, CRON, FTP, TOP and IOSTAT to be able to effectively perform database-related tasks.
  • Expert knowledge of using graphical utilities like database upgrade assistant and database configuration assistant to perform database upgrades/creation.
  • Experience in coordinating with Sysadmins and application developers to troubleshoot problems in a timely and systematic manner.
  • Expert troubleshooting skills honed by interacting with end users with minimal exposure to Oracle.
  • Experience in working with ticketing tools like remedy and ITSM for issue tracking and closure as per defined SLAs and to prepare reports for perusal of higher management.
  • Above par documentation skills detailing various activities for uploading into CMDB repository and for knowledge dissemination to junior team members.


Oracle Products: Oracle 11/10g / 9i, RMAN, RAC, RAC one node, Data Guard, ASM. Golden Gate

OS: Solaris, Redhat Linux, HP-UX, Windows

Oracle Tools: SQL*Plus, Toad, SQL Navigator, SQL Developer, OEM Grid Control, PUTTY

Other Databases: Sql Server


Confidential, Holland, MI

Sr. Oracle DBA


  • Work closely with application team to deploy code to database environment in a phased manner with initial deployment being in development and QA environment, followed by production after comprehensive testing.
  • Involved in installation of Oracle software and creation of databases as per best practices to fulfil application requirements.
  • Responsible for configuring, testing and monitoring backups and testing them for recoverability, for various databases and schemas using RMAN and datapump utilities.
  • Troubleshooting a wide variety of issues faced by application teams and end users as well as diagnose and resolve errors seen in the alert logs.
  • Perform database, schema and table level refreshes periodically from production to QA and DEV environments to enable application teams to perform their work effectively.
  • Optimizing and tuning SQL queries using tools like TKPROF and generating EXPLAIN PLAN. Extensively use tools like AWR and ADDM to help with this endeavor.
  • Used Flashback Technology-Query, Table and Drop to undo specific transactions, provided point-in-time recovery of database objects and recover database objects.
  • Responsible for providing access and implementing security and auditing after understanding the requirement for various kinds of access requested, so as to be compliant with SOX requirements.
  • Bulk loading of data using SQL loader utility.
  • Involved in deploying agents on different hosts and configure metric thresholds for various alerts so as to be alerted during emergencies using OEM 12c.
  • Responsible for working with Sysadmins to extend filesystems that are facing a space crunch.
  • Responsible for tracking runaway application processes, resulting in high CPU utilization and taking corrective action after working with the appropriate application user or team involved.
  • Performance tuning of oracle databases using SQL Access Advisor, SQL Performance Analyzer, SQL Tuning Advisor.
  • Work with MOS to troubleshoot issues that requires intervention from higher-tier support personnel.
  • Responsible for creation of database links, synonyms and views and compile objects using UTLRP.
  • Responsible for installation of Oracle clients on a wide variety of platforms and establish connection to the necessary databases using TNSNAMES.ora/SQLNET.ora files.
  • Responsible for monitoring RMAN backup jobs and analyze tables and indexes of Oracle database periodically to enable effective optimization plans for better performance.
  • Responsible for reviewing alerts from alert logs and take corrective action as and when needed.
  • Keep an eye on tablespace utilization and take corrective action as needed and also involve in review meetings with app teams to proactively resize tablespaces as per application requirement.
  • Performed upgrade of oracle database from to to be compliant with Oracle support matrix.

Environment: Linux, HP-UX, Oracle 11G/10G/9i/8i, RAC, ASM, OEM Grid Control 12c, SQL developer, PUTTY, Remedy, ITSM


Sr. Oracle DBA


  • Involved in upgrade of databases on Solaris from Oracle 9i to Oracle 10g AND from Oracle 10g to Oracle 11g using DBUA.
  • Responsible for patching the databases with the latest patches released by Oracle affecting our environment using OPatch utility.
  • Responsible for effective capacity management and implementing changes to improve effective functioning of the databases after presenting ideas and getting approval from a CAB.
  • Responsible for Installation of oracle software and creation of Oracle databases using DBCA/manual scripts.
  • Performed database refreshes using Oracle Data pump utilities as well as traditional exp/imp utilities..
  • Analyze tables periodically to enable optimizer to use up-to-date statistics for better performance.
  • Optimized data loading using SQL*Loader to load different types of data from flat files to the database.
  • Implemented and tested backups periodically using RMAN and hot/cold backups.
  • Prepared test environments for backup/recovery using RMAN and Recovering Databases when there is any physical or Logical Corruption.
  • Check for block level corruption using DBVERIFY.
  • Detected locks and resolving in-doubt transactions manually.
  • Extensive Experience with Change Board Meetings and Change Control Management for all database changes.
  • Worked with Oracle support to troubleshoot and resolve issues when the need arose.
  • Participated in database audits and ensure compliance with defined policies.
  • Participated in requirement gathering meetings with customer before building new database environments.
  • Participated in internal database team meetings with peers and management for db work/project status update.
  • Always uploaded the common share point repository with all updated work related documents for knowledge dissemination.

Environment: Solaris, Windows, Putty, TOAD, Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g, 11g, Remedy, ServiceNow


Oracle DBA


  • Involved in installation, configuration and support of Oracle 9i databases.
  • Providing 24x7 on call support for the business critical production databases.
  • Troubleshoot issues reported by end users with not much exposure to Oracle.
  • Configured the automated alerts for the production servers, which alerts DBA whenever free space in a tablespace falls below a critical configured threshold.
  • Cleaning the ORACLE HOME file system by cleaning the log files, alert log file and purging listener.log files.
  • Work with the application team to deploy code to appropriate environments.
  • Creating users and granting relevant roles to them.
  • Schedule cronjobs and monitoring application specific background processes.
  • Performance tuning for optimized results using Explain Plan, SQL*Trace, TKPROF and Stats pack.
  • Created physical standby database (for disaster recovery) from hot backup of primary database.
  • Detect database locks and blocking sessions and take appropriate action to resolve the situation.
  • Create monthly reports to capture tablespace utilization at an application and database level and share with appropriate app teams for effective trend analysis.
  • OS level activities like space monitoring of Mount points.
  • Interfacing with Oracle Corporation for technical support.

Environment: Solaris, Oracle 8i, Oracle 9i, TOAD, Smarterm essential, Remedy

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