Engineer, Database Adminstration (Oracle, AWS RedShift)

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Company Description

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview

We’re looking for an Infrastructure Engineer to join a highly respected organization to work as part of a team to assure and deliver Database technologies for a range of projects and BAU operations. The successful candidate will lead complex solution delivery for IT projects, working with in-house development teams and/or third parties to design, develop and implement infrastructure solutions. They lead on their own group of technologies and support in delivering the strategic roadmap for their technology area.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures consistent delivery of high-quality practices and standards
  • Ensures proactive and reactive management of operational incidents, problems and changes
  • Acts as point of authority for fault management, technical direction and/or strategy
  • Monitors and interprets team and system performance, identifying and implementing improvement
  • The successful candidate will interface with Business Team(s) to capture, understand and define their technical requirements, then design and execute appropriate solutions to meet those requirements. 
  • Effective delivery into projects with tight deadlines, embedding yourself within the project team to ensure successful delivery
  • A successful candidate must have strong process, project management and communication skills.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Own and lead technical resolution for high severity production incidents
  • Technical engagement in Incident, Problem and Change as part of BAU Operations activities
  • Involve and drive estate wide Oracle patching, scheduled disaster recovery/ production crossover exercises and estate wide remediation and rollouts
  • Adhere to standards for change control, database security and database patterns, while adhering to the governance and control procedures
  • Define and lead database delivery requirements for service improvement unit initiatives
  • Act as an Oracle Database technical point of contact internally and externally for technical queries
  • Analyze re-occurring incidents and identify service improvements where possible
  • Deliver process and documentation around automated patching and estate patch-fit remediation processes.
The ideal candidate should also have an understanding, and experience of: -
  • Cloud infrastructure, Hybrid deployments and the concept of Software Defined Data Centre.
  • Expert knowledge of database administration in multiple versions of Oracle – 9i, 10g, 11g, 12c, 19c
  • Expert knowledge of RMAN, Data guard, Database Performance Tuning, OEM, plus third-party products such as Imperva
  • Expert knowledge of Real Application Cluster with Maximum Availability setup
  • Oracle certified as a Maximum Availability Expert and/or Performance Tuning Expert a plus
  • Expertise in solving database contention and Performance Tuning including both query and database optimization
  • Extensive experience in Production support as an Oracle DBA with an experience in handling large, high volume and high critical environments
  • Knowledge of the ITIL framework, vocabulary and best practices
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment and the associated processes and tools