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  • Type Job
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Location Groningen, NetherlandsGedempte Zuiderdiep 12GroningenNLGroningen9711 HG
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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM is the world’s largest information technology company, with more than 100 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key business partners, IBM offers a variety of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to jointly achieve a Smarter Planet.

The role of Critical Response Team (CRT) Oracle DBA Subject Matter Expert (SME) is a critical client-facing technical engineering role. 

There are two primary objectives from the CRT team: 

  • Service recovery during critical Client-Impacting outage events
  • Proactive Technical Health Checks (THC) of client services with the object of identifying deviations against best practices and risks within client environments.  

The secondary aspect to this role is the identification of pervasive problems across the wider client-base, identifying opportunities to build automation to detect and remediate these deviations.

With functional reporting into the CritSit Response Team Squad Leader, the Oracle DBA SME role is a technical Subject Matter Expertise Role, requiring proven and significant subject matter expertise during Client Impacting Events (CIEs) and THCs.  

The Oracle DBA SME will be able to authoritatively demonstrate technical depth in one or more Oracle DBA and/or other database technologies.

The Oracle DBA SME will have demonstrated leadership of a team of Oracle DBA Administrators, and the ability to work with platform SMEs.

This role can be based in any of our offices within the Benelux location (Belgium, Netherlands or Luxembourg)


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Deep subject matter expertise in Oracle Database 

  • Deep subject matter expertise in Oracle Database Performance Tuning 

  • Deep subject matter expertise in Oracle RAC 

  • Technical leadership skills 

  • Strong communication and documentation Skills

  • Flexibility to travel 50%+

  • Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  • Vendor certification (Oracle DBA, etc)

  • Subject matter expertise in other Oracle Database technologies (Exadata, etc)

  • Experience in SQL Query Optimisation

  • Subject matter expertise in other Database technologies (DB2, MSSQL, MySQL, etc)

  • Subject matter expertise in additional technical disciplines (Cloud, Security, etc)

  • ITIL Process Certification

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