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Database Administrator

Date: Jul 20, 2021

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

If you want to be a critical part of our dynamic Information Technology operations team in a fast paced, evolving operating environment, then we are looking for you!

In this role, you will contribute to the critical operational support of databases across a wide variety of enterprise and specialized applications. Additionally, this role will provide database support for project and special demand initiatives. You will be involved with multiple database platforms and many different operating environments, on premises and in the cloud.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Advise and participate in installation, configuration, maintenance, backup, recovery, and troubleshooting activities related to database software and related products
  • Work with our vendor partners in a technical lead role to guide and support database operational activities
  • Actively participate in a team environment, sharing your knowledge and experience
  • Actively acquire new skills working in new operating environments including public cloud environments
  • Create and maintain operational support documentation

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Eight years of DBA experience with RDMS products
  • Demonstrable DBA experience working with both Oracle and MS SQL Server
  • Comfortable working with High Availability and Disaster Recovery configurations
  • One year of experience with database deployment and database migrations in cloud environments, AZURE and/or AWS
  • Demonstrable proficiency with automation and scripting in a number of different operating environments including: MS Windows and UNIX (Sun/Solaris and/or AIX and/or HP/UX and/or Oracle LINUX and/or Redhat LINUX)
  • Demonstrable proficiency working with different database monitoring tools (OEM and/or Ignite and/or Datadog)
  • Demonstratable proficiency with SQL
  • Familiarity working with ITIL processes with regard to Incident, Change, and Problem management.
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • Good working knowledge of MongoDB, DB2 and open source DB technologies MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Operational experience with Oracle Golden Gate
  • Certification in database technologies
  • Cloud certifications

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other important information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W.
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the ability to be “on-call” 24/7 to support operational incidents and service level commitments on a rotation.
  • We have numerous Employee Inclusion Networks who work together to help foster an inclusive and respectful culture and drive positive change at Suncor. Current networks include both Workplace Inclusion Networks (focusing on inclusion and respect for all), and identity-focused networks (focusing on building community and a sense of belonging and allyship for different groups) 
  • We require qualified and safety-focused employees for business-critical roles that maintain our commitment to operational excellence and reliable operations. We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation
  • Suncor encourages everyone to do their part and support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether

Why Suncor?

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – if it isn't safe, we don't do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Stay connected to us:

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Business Professionals