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Lead Database Administrator | Elance Headquarters

at Elance in Mountain View, CA   —   Jul 01, 2014   |  
We are in the midst of a work revolution – quality work is moving online. And Elance is where the jobs are going. We’re building the infrastructure that capture clients and freelancers’ preferences and requirements, matching jobs with the best freelancers available, and maximizing the chance of great outcomes. And that’s where you come in as a Sr. Oracle Database Administrator (Oracle/MongoDB ).

About Elance
Come work where people say “Happy Monday” and actually mean it (seriously, no joke).

A funny thing happens when your job is putting mile-wide grins on the faces of online freelancers and the businesses who hire them. You start to smile a lot yourself, knowing you’re helping people live the dream and get great work done ASAP.

You see at Elance we’re not just creating a revolutionary place for businesses to find, hire and work with online freelancers. We’re also creating a fun place to work. And to keep the good times going strong we’re always looking for amazing people ready to help the world Work Differently™.

So check out our job openings in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Europe. Then join Elance as we change how the world works, and learn why around here TGIF means “This Gig Is Fantastic.”

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Manage, maintain, and monitor uptime of Oracle, MongoDB and MySQL databases
Manage ETL processes and our Data Warehouse
Regularly evaluate of the performance of queries and work with the engineering team to optimize them
Oversee our data architecture and craft a strategy to use the most appropriate data source for the content
Participate in a 24x7 on-call duty rotation
Participate in service capacity planning, vendor selection, deploying new systems
Design, test, implement, and maintain Oracle high availability solutions
Work with the quality teams to create test methods and tools
Provide technical assistance to and mentor junior members of the team
Allocate storage and develop plans for future storage requirements
8+ years of experience as a production Oracle DBA in a Linux/Unix environment
5+ years of experience in data warehouse design and ETL processes
5+ years of experience in scripting languages
Experience in setting up replication with distributed data in Oracle and MySQL environments is required
Experience setting up Disaster Recovery in Oracle environment is highly desired
Experience with MongoDB a plus
Experience with database related storage technologies preferred
Extensive experience in tuning Linux for Oracle a plus
Good communication skills and intellectual curiosity to explore new technologies
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field of study
Technology leadership skills
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