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Database Administration Specialist - Oracle

Company: Valero Energy Corporation
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Valero provides the energy to take people anywhere they want go around the globe. Our employees work together as a team with the primary goal of maintaining our status as a top petroleum refiner and ethanol producer in the marketplace. As an employee at Valero, not only will you have an opportunity to impact people's lives through the products we manufacture in a safe, reliable environment, you will also be a part of a culture that thrives on positively impacting the lives of the people in the communities that we work and live in.

As a Database Administration Specialist - Oracle on the DBA team, you will be responsible for building and operating the database infrastructure used by all business applications. The primary focus will be with Oracle, SQL Server and SAP HANA database platforms - working closely with functional teams, as well as other I/S teams, on major developments and support issues.

Key Competencies:

* Problem Solving
* Initiative
* Results Orientation
* Interpersonal Skills
* Orientation to Details


* Technical skills in Oracle and SQL Server to include database administration tasks such as maintenance and tuning, database architecture, concepts, and routine DBA maintenance.
* Installs, configures, upgrades, patches, and operates Valero's databases to maintain availability, optimal performance, and compliance with Valero standards.
* Proactively identifies and assesses any issues, performs troubleshooting, researches solutions focusing on root cause.
* Works hands-on as a team member covering all facets of database administration from installation to query and database tuning, as well as standards development, documentation, and working with other technical staff to ensure the database environment is robust and meets the customer's needs.
* Ensures the proper use of indexes and other database objects to enable desired functionality.
* Partners with developers to build expertise in tuning tools to ensure we are achieving acceptable performance level statistics.
* Works with infrastructure teams to ensure database and operating system monitoring are providing a complete readiness view.
* Performs analysis on and recommends quality complex solutions to information system infrastructure technology disciplines/components.
* Provides continuous inputs in maintaining software development processes and standards.
* Occasionally leads projects or tasks.
* Works independently and efficiently with minimal supervision.
* May be required to work off-hours and on weekends for projects and/or support.
* Some travel may be required.

Our goal at Valero is to continue to be the premier manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of quality transportation fuels and petrochemical feedstocks, while serving the needs of our employees, communities and stakeholders.

This position is salaried exempt status, which means you are not eligible for overtime pay.

Minimum Requirements (required):

* Bachelor's degree in MIS, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or related field, or equivalent.
* 5 years of DBA experience with Oracle 12c or higher or SQL Server 2016 or higher.
* Experience with tuning PL/SQL or T-SQL in order to advise developers and be very comfortable with multiple operating systems (Windows 2016/2019 and Linux).

Preferred Requirements:

* Experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager / Cloud Control.
* Windows PowerShell scripting.
* Experience with Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Reporting Services (SSRS), and Policy Management.
* Experience with SAP HANA.


Need more reasons to work for a company that is both professionally challenging and culturally rewarding?

Take a look at some of our best-in-class benefits:

* Competitive Pay and Annual Bonus Program
* 100% match on 401(K) up to 7%, with immediate vesting
* Company-sponsored Pension Plan
* Comprehensive Healthcare and Wellness Programs
* Onsite Daycare Center
* Onsite Employee & Family Wellness Center
* State-of-the-art 24-hour Fitness Center free for employees and spouses with access to Tennis and Basketball Facilities
* Onsite cafeteria open for breakfast and lunch
* A sprawling campus with walking paths and access to biking/hiking on the greenbelt.

Position level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Valero's employees are the heart of its success, and there is a reason why the company is an employer of choice in the fuels manufacturing and marketing industry. It's not just the excellent benefits package, or the opportunities for personal growth, it's also the caring and committed culture of the organization that makes everyone feel like they're truly part of a team. For more information, visit

Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, including race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Please be advised, if you are viewing this position on a website that lists an estimated salary rate/range, it was not provided by Valero. Valero's market specific salary rate/range will be provided during the recruiting process and tends to be higher than what is estimated by such websites.

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