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Solution Architect V - Database Platform Architect
Ref No.: 16-00664
Location: Westborough, Massachusetts
Database Platform Architect (Oracle/MySQL/AWS)

Job Description:
As part of the ITS Infrastructure Services organization, the Platform Services team is looking for a database platform architect with a strong knowledge of the Oracle 12c database architecture and Open Source DB like MySQL and similar.
The Database Platform Architect is responsible for analyzing business needs, defining the architecture for and participating in the delivery of technical solutions to complex business and technical requirements using database platforms like Oracle, SQL and Open Source relational DB. He/she will deliver insight to the latest technologies and platform deployment techniques. The Database Platform Architect will work with a broad range of stakeholders across the Infrastructure Services organization to design, integrate and deliver database infrastructure related solutions to support all ITS business applications.
This role focuses on analyzing changing infrastructure strategies and requirements, understanding industry trends like Cloud and edge computing, and identifying opportunities to apply innovative approaches and solutions for the database platforms. He/she provides guidance in establishing perspectives on new database technologies and working with reference architectures which contain a mix of hosting, cloud and edge computing platform standards and roadmaps.
The ideal candidate would have proven experience with enabling and architecting DB solutions in a public/hybrid cloud including but not limited to provisioning, configuration, migration from on premise to the cloud, resource optimization with metered instances and day-to-day operations.
Participate in the design, build and deployment of a new Open Source DB service and platform including service request, provisioning process, configuration, monitoring definition, backup and recovery strategy, and security
Ability to develop conceptual and detailed design documentation
Articulate and present different points-of-views on various technologies with key stakeholders of infrastructure programs via workshop, web conference and PowerPoint presentation
Mentor team members in technology, architecture and delivery of new solutions
Participate in POC's with applications and projects interested in using new DB platform capabilities
Work closely with our Operations Service Delivery partner to perform knowledge transfer (KT) training to Level2 and Level3 staff, support and optimize DB infrastructure
Knowledge of the features and architectural design of Open Source DB technologies like MySQL, MariaDB, Amazon Aurora.
2+ yrs. experience with Amazon AWS RDS or similar cloud hosting services
Strong Oracle RDBMS skills in multiple Oracle releases, preferably 11g and 12c.
10+ yrs. experience with Oracle Database Administration.
Experience with SQL Server 2008 and above.
Experience with DB disaster recovery and business continuity solution implementation and exercise.
Experience with Oracle Engineered systems (EXADATA) is a plus.
Oracle DBA Certification in 11g or 12c.
Experience with Backup & Recovery techniques, database cloning, database refresh techniques, database upgrades and migrations.
Experience with Oracle 12c Cloud Control, BMC Tools like BPPM, BBDA.
Expertise in UNIX/Linux architecture, tools and shell scripting.
Experience with change control, incident/problem management, validation and qualification process, troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to work with minimal supervision, engaging peers and other departments to accomplish assigned goals and effectively manage projects in a cross-functional environment
Education: Bachelor Degree