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We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM


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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Senior Oracle Database Administrator - Albany, NY

UHG - Albany, New York

Posted: 11/15/2018

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

As a Senior Oracle Database Administrator for the State of New York All Payer Database (APD) Project, you will be responsible for managing the delivery of a multi-Terabyte Oracle Exadata environment that will contain public and private health care claims and encounter data from insurance carriers, health plans, third-party administrators, pharmacy benefit managers, Medicaid and Medicare.  Data will be synthesized to support the management, evaluation, and analysis of the NYS health care system.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Install, upgrade and patch Oracle databases so that our environments remain current
  • Provide and implement performance tuning recommendations of all components in Exadata database machine
  • Optimize database performance on Exadata using Exadata specific performance features in combinations with Oracle database tuning features
  • Automate database administration tasks using SQL, PL/SQL, packages, procedures, functions and triggers and shell scripts
  • Assist users with both basic SQL questions and sophisticated SQL tuning strategies
  • Test backup and recovery scenarios, as well as formulate disaster recovery procedures
  • Use Enterprise Manager and other tools for availability and performance monitoring
  • Analyze database resource consumption, for problem avoidance and trend forecasting
  • Strong working knowledge or Oracle Real Application Security (RAS)
  • Strong working knowledge of security controls required for regulatory compliance.  This includes areas of encryption, centralized logging, inactive disablement, un-intrusive logging techniques, STIG change protocol and implementation, secure coding requirements, account management and access control standards
  • Work closely with Security Auditors to remediate Oracle Linux scan findings as well as regular penetration test findings
  • Work with engineers in support of SSO authentication requirements

Required Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience with Oracle RDBMS, SQL and PLSQL
  • 3+ years of experience with Unix/Linux knowledge including Shell scripting
  • 5+ years’ experience managing multi-terabyte Oracle database environments
  • 5+ Data Warehouse experience
  • Experience with and willingness to support 24x7 production environments
  • 1+ years’ experience managing Work experience in Oracle 12c
  • Experience with Oracle Performance Monitoring & Tuning, including Exadata specific performance features
  • Understanding of Oracle Optimizer, optimizer parameters, parsing mechanism and how optimizer influences in controlling, stabilizing execution plans
  • Thorough knowledge of Dimensional Data Modeling and traditional ER modeling and leveraging Performance Impacts on DWH systems
  • 3+ years of experience Healthcare experience
  • Working knowledge of security controls required to meet health care regulatory requirements
  • Ability to be on call 24/7 (shared) for problem resolution
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • State Medicaid Data Warehouse or Medicaid Management Information Systems
  • Experience with NY Medicaid/Health Exchange data
  • Informatica tuning experience to assist ETL developers in meeting SLA load requirements
  • Tableau performance tuning experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • ASM and RMAN Experience
  • Accomplished in handling Performance Benchmarking and configuration, of in-memory database tuning and other middleware
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Strong communications skills and collaborative work style

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world?s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.SM

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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