Oracle DBA job description


Pontis Corporation is currently looking for a Senior Oracle Database Administrator for a full-time or contract position. This person will be responsible for providing database administration support for the system of multiple clients of our company running on different platforms and different versions of the Oracle databases. This person will be based at our downtown Toronto office.



  • Provide production support of multitude of Oracle database systems for different organizations
  • Respond to trouble tickets communicated via phone call or ticketing tool and effectively communicate directly with client representatives
  • Participate in analyzing systems or problems having large or total organizational impact
  • Proactively update the status of a particular issue/problem to appropriate stakeholders
  • Research and identify potential resolutions to issues through external resources (knowledge base, internet, Metalink, etc)
  • Adhere to Service Level guidelines to effectively and efficiently assist with resolving issues and propagate that to the rest of the team.

Must Have:

  • Experience as a Oracle DBA including 9i/10g/11g (4+ years)
  • SQL and PL/SQL (2 - 4 years)
  • Standby database and DataGuard
  • RMAN
  • Oracle RAC and ASM
  • Unix Shell Script programming (2 - 4 years)
  • Knowledge and experience working with  *nix systems
  • Experience supporting Oracle Applications systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to properly document systems, processes and procedures

Nice To Have:

  • Oracle Technologies: iAS, OEM
  • Development tools: Oracle Discoverer, Oracle Developer Suite
  • Applications: Oracle Applications. Functional experience is a plus
  • Experience in working directly with customers
  • Any other RDBMS experience 


  • Analytical thinker, detailed oriented, with good problem solving skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Effective at managing stress and change
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Innovative and creative thinker
  • Ability to function independently