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Oracle Performance DBA

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-16413
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be part of the Enterprise Support and Reliability Engineering team responsible for supporting mission critical enterprise applications. Our purpose is to ensure that all services are available, performant and scalable.

Day-to-day, you will be part of the team that develops, supports and maintains our database environment here at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Our job is to ensure data is protected, secure and highly available and, provide exceptional support to our internal customers with robust, scalable solutions

About the Role

In this role, your expertise and knowledge of database technologies, specifically with performance tuning, will ensure smooth running of our database operations. Your experience will provide the ability to deliver high quality solutions that you and the team are proud to be part of.

Your ability to quickly resolve issues, work with your team members and customers to come up with efficient ways of accomplishing our goals along with your strong communication skills will get you quickly recognized and rewarded here at Williams-Sonoma.

This role reports to the Senior Database Manager responsible for all database technologies here at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Work with engineering and application support teams to identify, triage and resolve performance issues. This requires expertise in database level tuning and the ability to analyze, optimize and tune complex SQL queries.
* Design scalable SQL and NoSQL databases; based on data processing and storage requirements, recommend the right database technology for applications and reporting.
* Analyze performance results to identify bottlenecks, potential optimizations and highlight opportunities for performance improvements.
* Design and deploy high availability and failover technologies for SQL and NoSQL database technologies;
* Define procedures to test database backup and recovery solutions and create new ones using database backup technologies and/or storage replication technologies;
* Perform database restore and recovery in the event of a failure;
* Define, implement and enforce database security standards to be compliant with company policies as well as SOX, PCI and PII compliance standards;
* Ensure sensitive data is appropriately protected via industry standard encryption solutions;
* Work with the appropriate teams (Security Compliance, Internal and External Auditors) to review security policies, participate in audits, and implement the appropriate remediation measures;
* Contribute to, and update, systems documentation as required;
* Participate in 24X7 support rotation

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A technologically and data-driven business
* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
* We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
* We get to be creative on a daily basis
* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
* We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
* We have fun!


We're excited about you because...

* You have a BS or MS in Business, Computer Sciences, Engineering or related field (an equivalent combination of related education, training and experience may be considered).
* You have 8+ years of experience in database technologies;

* You have proven experience in tuning databases and queries;
* You can drive projects to get the projects accomplished with superior results;

* You deliver winning results and take accountability for your actions;

* You are an expert in diagnosing and solving complex problems;

* You understand the importance of data security, and can implement secure practices and work with SOX and PCI internal and external auditors to provide the needed evidence of the security of our database environments;

* You have very good oral and written communication skills and have the ability to influence others

Technical Competencies required:

* In-depth knowledge of Oracle database internals and data structures.

* Must have a deep understanding of NoSQL technologies such as Cassandra, Hadoop or MongoDB
* Must have knowledge of Oracle performance tuning and troubleshooting techniques.

* Deep understanding of database replication technologies
* Data modeling experience and understanding of data warehousing technologies
* Significant experience with AIX, Linux (RHEL).

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. Our family of brands includes Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room, and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits. Our corporate vision--to enhance our customers' quality of life at home--extends to the lives of our associates. To that end, we offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:

* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program
* Tax-free commuter benefits
* A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health
* In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University, LearnIt
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Quarterly sample sales
* A business casual work environment
* Time off to volunteer
* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
* Company-sponsored walks and runs
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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