Database Specialist

IQVIA (Kirkland QC, Canada) 26 days ago

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.


  • Support for Production databases. This includes all Production, Disaster Recovery, User Acceptance Testing and Development environments
  • Install, configure and upgrade databases, Oracle Dataguard, ASM and RAC on Linux
  • Rapid response to address high severity incidents
  • Pro-active issue detection and resolution as well as service monitoring
  • Service restoration subsequent to unanticipated outages or disruptions
  • Driving root cause analysis and resolution to closure
  • Identification and driving of database related service quality improvements and engineering deliverables
  • Automation and process improvement of database activities
  • Oracle Server software/products installation, configuration and upgrade
  • Establishing strategy for backup and recovery policies and procedures
  • A DBA should have the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Hosted database/application tuning and performance monitoring
  • Plan growth and changes (capacity planning)
  • Interface with Oracle Corporation for technical support

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Engineering
  • Administer standalone and RAC databases on versions ranging for 11G to 19/20c on Oracle Linux Platforms.
  • Work on database cloning and duplications using Data Pump and RMAN.
  • Implement and maintain database security (create and maintain users and roles, assign privileges)
  • Database encryption knowledge
  • Experience in Oracle Enterprise Management tool
  • Must have proficiency in Oracle database architecture, logical and physical design, documentation, installs, shell scripting, PL/ SQL programming, query tuning, system tuning, resource contention analysis, automation, backup and recovery, standby
  • Evaluate Database Server Hardware for Oracle application features and related products
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux
  • Understanding of command line and server administration
  • Command of shell scripting (e.g., Bash, Perl)
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to match stakeholder expectations to urgently deliver exceptional results

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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