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Senior Platform Engineer, Oracle DBA



Software Engineering
O'Fallon, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Senior Platform Engineer, Oracle DBA

Provide world-class support and expertise to MasterCard’s Oracle database environment.
• MasterCard’s Database Engineers build highly available, scalable and efficient Oracle database solutions following standards and security policies.
• Represent MasterCard’s Data Architecture team as a subject matter expert in the Oracle sub domains.
• What database technologies do you have hands-on experience with, and what degree is that experience?
• In your current role, what new database technologies have you integrated into your current environment and how?
• What experience do you have with data migration and integration from multiple systems?

• Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
• Manage clients’ expectations and communicates proactively.
• Displays excellent collaborative skills to facilitate cross-functional teams.
• Ability to work with team members located in multiple geographies and time zones.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision seeking direction as required.
• The DBA will be responsible for deploying and maintaining Oracle database clusters that will enable and enhance software products and systems used every day by large platforms, applications and groups of users.
• Review existing configurations and installations and provide design decisions for improvements to platform environments.
• Assist in planning and performing Oracle database upgrades and migrations.
• Responsible for providing day-to-day administration support and maintenance for existing and new Oracle databases.
• Perform production level support and be part of the on call rotation when required.
• Work with Oracle vendors and their respected support channels when required.
• This position will be responsible for supporting new and existing Oracle database systems, both internally and future Cloud managed instances and will contribute in defining best practices in database administration and introduce innovation with automation.
• Work with multiple application teams and developers.
• Assist in implementing long-term strategic goals for database development in conjunction with end users, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
• Implement HA solutions and backup/recovery solutions.
• Identify inefficiencies/performance issues in current databases and implement improved solutions.

About You
• Requires 4 years of related experience in the design, maintenance, and administration of Oracle
• Excellent troubleshooting skills.
• Perform debugging, tuning and performance enhancement as well as automation of operational and continuous integration aspect of the Oracle platforms.
• Proficient with the Linux operating system, specifically Oracle Linux Enterprise.
• Working knowledge of Data Modelling.
• Working knowledge of scripting languages, Bash, ksh, perl etc.
• Exposure to Postgres or Cassandra database platform will be a plus
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information systems or equivalent experience.
• 24x7 rotational on-call support

Mastercard is an inclusive equal opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In the US or Canada, if you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process or during the recruitment process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

In line with Mastercard’s total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.

Pay Ranges

O'Fallon, Missouri: $94,000 - $157,000 USD