Oracle Database Administrator

Posting Date: Sep 16, 2023

Location: New Brunswick, CA ON, CA Nova Scotia, CA NL, CA Prince Edward Island, CA

Company: Medavie Blue Cross

What makes us a different kind of employer?


As a national health solutions partner, Medavie is committed to improving the wellbeing of Canadians — and in our digital-first culture, technology is key to providing the products, services and solutions that increase access to care and improve health outcomes.


Our technology team is the backbone of our organization with over 500 employees and growing. We are constantly creating, testing, and learning to enable personalized, digital experiences in all we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of an in-house, innovation led team focused on cutting edge digital health solutions that help provide the best care possible, when and where it’s needed.


Job Title: Oracle Database Administrator
Department: IT
Competition: 86291
Internal/External: Both
Employment Type:    Full Time Permanent
Location: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, PEI, Ontario - Remote
Salary: Comprehensive Compensation 
Reports To: Team Lead

What’s in it for you?


Our Database and Reporting team has an opening for someone who is passionate about database administration and who cares deeply about the security, stability, and performance of our databases (predominantly Oracle and MSSQL).


Our team currently consists of 9 DBAs, an architect, and a lead.  In addition to your direct team mates, you will get to work with people from operational and project teams and you will join a multi-person on call rotation (once you are up to speed).


We are not your typical not-for-profit company; we put our money where our mouth is and we give back to the communities where we do business. And we reinvest profits in our people and technology.


What we offer:


  • Permanent full-time position with opportunity to grow in a well-established organization 
  • Flexible work arrangements and emphasis on work-life balance 
  • Remote and hybrid work options
  • Comprehensive health, vision and dental plan that is 100% employer paid effective on your first day
  • 100% employer-matched Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Annual Incentive Bonus which recognizes your contribution to our success.
  • In addition to paid vacation, we offer a gifted week of vacation in your first year and an optional Vacation Purchase Program.     
  • An organization where we encourage personal learning and growth with opportunities for career development and advancement
  • Providing wellness benefits, health resources and fitness center discounts


Work Status: Due to Security Clearance requirement, we need candidate to be in Canada from at least 5 years and their status should be Permanent Resident or Citizen now.


Your every day with us: 


  • Perform database installs, upgrades, and configuration changes;

  • Monitor database performance and tune as necessary;

  • Evaluate, install and configure database software products and related software;

  • Run scripts in secured environments;

  • Enhance support and maintenance activities by implementing new automated processes or improve existing ones

  • Collaborate with others to automate and improve our processes and deliver great results;

  • Interact with customers, answer questions, and respond to special requests;

  • Respond to Service Requests and Help Desk Requests within the required service levels and clearly document actions taken;

  • Support development and operational support teams in troubleshooting, problem solving, testing, and deploying application releases and changes;

  • Participate in a rotating on-call pager process with the ability to be on-site within the required service level;

  • Follow all processes and remain compliant with all audit standards;


What you need to succeed:


  •  Post-secondary diploma or degree in Computer Science or a related field (or equivalent experience);

  • Strong technical aptitude – you learn quickly, understand database management and reporting requirements, and have a strong aptitude for database data modeling;

  • At least five (5) years of database administration experience with a focus on Oracle databases and experience with: MSSQL database, MySQL database, SQL Language, PLSQL Developer, Oracle Discoverer, Cognos, Crystal Reports, and Hyperion;

  • Experience of 2 years with Bash/Shell scripting

  • Experience with or exposure to UNIX, Linux and Windows operating systems;

  • (Ideally) knowledge of Discoverer, Oracle reports, SQL Plus, ITIL, SOA and RUP methodologies;

  • Problem-solving mindset – you love to dig into an issue, research it, test your theories, solve the problem, and teach others how to do it;

  • Ability to recognize risks with a knack for articulating them and finding ways to mitigate them;

  • Great communication skills.  While our primary language at work is English, being bilingual in French would be a bonus for us.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Medavie Blue Cross strives to foster a culture where everyone is enabled to achieve their full potential - a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) where we live our values every day in the way we treat each other, our members and the communities we serve. Accessibility is a top priority.


For applicants with disabilities, we provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Medavie Blue Cross Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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