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Oracle Database Administrator

Information Technology
045693 Requisition #




  • A member of the Global IT Infrastructure & Services Team, the selected candidate will be part of a team of IT specialists in charge of managing the company’s global IT Data Center operating 24x7 hosting  business critical applications used by SGS affiliates worldwide.
  • Technologies used:
    • Database technologies:  Oracle Database Server, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL

    • Enterprise Server OS: Microsoft Windows Server, Linux systems

    • Storage Solutions:  NetApp

    • Virtualization:  VMWare vSphere, Citrix XenApp

    • Web Application Services:  Oracle Weblogic, Oracle iAS, TomCat, Microsoft IIS, JBoss

    • Enterprise Monitoring Tools:  Nagios, VMWare Operations Manager, Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

    • Backup Solution:  Commvault

    • Cloud:  Amazon Web Services; Azure





Data Center Supervisor-GVA




  • Working in shifts covering 24x7 global IT operation
  • Perform Database provisioning, setup, configuration, patch deployments  and upgrades
  • Database maintenance (storage, reorganization, backups)
  • Backup and Recovery using RMAN and MSSQL Native backup
  • Experience with Oracle Real Application Clusters and Automatic Storage Management
  • Experience with Windows and MSSQL Clustering
  • Performance tuning and optimization
  • Security and resource management
  • Perform systems monitoring & troubleshooting
  • Systems performance analysis
  • Proactive and corrective actions
  • Management of data backup procedures
  • Define & maintain operational procedures
  • Follow change management procedures
  • Develop system management utilities
  • Deploy new releases of the application
  • Work with the infrastructure and development teams (Geneva and Manila based)
  • Complies with relevant Management Systems
  • Complies with the QHSE policies including but not limited to:
  • Demonstrates strong commitment to SGS QHSE Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions by participating in safety meetings, completing required training, intervening in unsafe situations, refusing unsafe work, and complying fully with all applicable laws and regulations related to QHSE.


  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations and assists other staff members in maintaining readiness to respond to emergencies within the workplace.


  • In accordance with the SGS QHSE Management System requirements, disposes of, or directs the disposal of, waste generated as a part of daily work performed in a safe manner and in compliance with all waste transportation and disposal regulations and requirements.


  • Reports all incidents (actual incidents and near misses) in accordance with the SGS Incident Reporting requirements.


  • Uses all equipment (including safety equipment) in the manner intended and reports any damaged / lost equipment to supervisor.


  • Maintain a safe and tidy worksite.


  • Maintains awareness of hazards and proposes controls to supervisor, QHSE Representatives or relevant client / site contact.


  • Actively participates in incident investigations and risk assessments as deemed necessary by SGS management.




  • Degree in computer science or related field. Exceptional candidates will be considered in the absence of a degree.
  • Oracle and/or Microsoft SQL Certification an advantage
  • Responsible & responsive; open minded, flexible, support minded, stress resistant, tenacious, dedicated, quality & objective driven
  • Enjoy sharing knowledge & experience with others
  • Enjoy working in a team
  • Can take initiative




Experience/Technical Knowledge

  • At least 3 years practical experience in running complex IT infrastructures
  • Experience in working in a multinational environment
  • Hardware:
  • X86_64 server architectures (Intel, AMD)

  • Network technologies and architecture

  • Software:
  • Solid working experience in Oracle Database and Microsoft SQL Server technologies

  • Working knowledge of PostgreSQL database platform preferred

  • Proven expertise on Microsoft and/or Linux operating system environment

  • Working knowledge on either of the following web server technologies:

    • Microsoft IIS server,

    • Oracle Weblogic and IAS,

    • Tomcat

    • JBoss

  • Knowledgeable on server virtualization technologies such as VMWare

  • Preferably with working experience on storage solutions such as NetApp, and backup solutions such as Commvault

  • Networking:
    • Practical experience in using TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, proxies, firewalls

  • Cloud:
  • Preferably with work experiences in managing and supporting systems, applications, and/or network in Amazon Web Services or Azure cloud platform


          In addition, some or all of the following skills would constitute an advantage:

  • Oracle PL/SQL scripting

  • Microsoft SQL database scripting

  • Shell / PowerShell scripting



  • Work closely with team members
  • Work closely with the helpdesk, network and development team to identify areas for improvements (infrastructure, application performance)
  • IT management team: to help improve the service.
  • Business: regular contacts with management team, country’s IT teams and end-users
  • Work as project member on global infrastructure projects



  • English


Additional information

  • Supports the following office locations: Geneva HQ, European affiliate offices, Africa / Middle East affiliate offices, Asia affiliate offices

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