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Principal Oracle Database Administrator

Job Category:  Information Technology
Department:  IT Executive Administration

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  11250

Salary Range:  $139,215.00 (Min.) - $173,000.00 (Mid.) - $207,000.00 (Max.)


Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

The Principal Oracle Database Administrator is a seasoned technologist responsible for the design and support of Oracle Technology Platform including Oracle Databases, Applications and Data Warehouse environments. This is a hands on position that will lead the development of standards and statement of purpose (SOPs), and the design and implementation of new applications and disaster recovery solutions for a diverse group of databases. This role will provide technical leadership and guidance to varying audiences regarding database architectures and successful implementation methodologies. This is a highly interactive position and involve communication with I.T. analysts and application sponsors across the organization.


Serve as the primary database administrator (DBA) and subject matter expert for all the systems based on Oracle Technology including databases, applications and enterprise data warehouse (EDW). Define standards to manage multiple relational database management system (RDBMS) on various operating systems. Provide input on and design new implementations in collaboration with vendors, infrastructure and application support teams in on premise, cloud and hybrid environments where appropriate. Work with Project Managers on work prioritization and assign tasks to the team members and make sure to complete them successfully. Assist I.T. Management in day-to-day operations including timesheet management, ticket resolution and work allocation. 


Oversee all aspects of Oracle database system design, implementation, troubleshooting, and administration. Lead and mentor the team members to provide tier 2 and 3 support for all corporate Oracle database systems and services to meet or exceed service level agreements. Develop, install, maintain and monitor company databases in a high performance/high availability environment while supporting enterprise projects. Provide general database design, implementation and administration to assure highest reliability and availability of I.T. services. Maintain database backup/recovery procedures and disaster recovery database environment.


Develop and support procedures for database security. Conduct database capacity planning, record archival, and storage monitoring regularly. Implement and support database software upgrade and patch management procedures.

Document database specifications, licensing, configuration and infrastructure. Develop processes, procedures and guidelines for troubleshooting database events and performing tasks.


Evaluate and seek solutions to production issues as wells as new projects. Work closely with application developers and project managers in solving production issues.


Perform other duties as assigned.

Duties Continued

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Related Field
In lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.

Education Preferred

Master's Degree in Computer Science or Related Field


At least 7 years of extensive and broad based experience in the design, administration and support of Oracle databases in one or more client server environments (e.g. LINUX, UNIX) with in depth experience in Oracle 10g/11g.


Use skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures; resolve a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways.


Strong knowledge of Database Backup and recovery using RMAN backups.


Strong experience performing Oracle Database installations upgrades and patches installation.


Working in a Health Care Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in a similar capacity.


Knowledge of other databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL. 


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Requires strong interpersonal skills including: leadership; initiative; attention to detail; and decisive decision making skills.


Ability to work flexible hours as required by business priorities.


Advanced analytical and creative skills and demonstrate resourcefulness in problem solving and optimization of design.


Ability to communicate information and issues clearly and succinctly with both technical and non-technical personnel.


Self-manage work and complete systems and database related projects independently, on a team, and while leading a team.


High competency in risk assessment and management.


Ability to quickly adapt to and learn unfamiliar technologies.


Very experienced supporting highly transactional, large-scale databases.


Expected to be fully versed in logical data modeling and how to translate it into physical database design.


Expected to understand and apply system management, performance timing and troubleshooting techniques.

Licenses/Certifications Required

Oracle Database Administration Certification

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Required Training

Physical Requirements


Additional Information

Salary Range Disclaimer: The expected pay range is based on many factors such as geography, experience, education, and the market.  The range is subject to change.


L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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