Re: salary idea

From: Andy Klock <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 11:07:16 -0400
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I don't know. All these numbers seem very low. Database design (I'm assuming to help with this migration of SQL Server to Oracle) RAC, ASM, Exadata, Data Guard. To be done with one other member (who is probably the SQL Server DBA?) and be Primary global support for mission critical databases. This sounds like a great opportunity but one that would require senior level skills in all of the above. (I especially like "Intense project team participation"...). Maybe I've been working in NYC too long, or unaware that all these products no longer really rely on a senior level dba skills, but I'd ask for 250K right out of the gate since you are going to be doing the work of 4+ DBA/Sys Admins... Please take my number with a grain of salt, but note my hands did start to sweat when I read the job description.

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 9:58 AM, Blanchard, William <> wrote:

> lists the range at $85 $105k. Looking at what they want
> below, everything but the kitchen sink, I would go toward the high end of
> the range and say $95 $105k. Of course, this also depends on what you
> bring to the table.
> *From:* [mailto:
>] *On Behalf Of *Zelli, Brian
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:49 AM
> *To:* oracle-l-freelists
> *Subject:* salary idea
> Hello listers........a fortune 100 company recently interviewed me. Below
> is a job description. They asked what my salary requirements were. I need
> some help here. What do you think this job is worth? I have my own idea
> but I just don't want to sell myself short.
> We are getting ready to start a search for a Senior level Oracle DBA with
> rather specific experience requirements. Our Global Oracle /JDE ERP systems
> are being consolidated into our data center and we are moving from SQL
> Server to Oracle 11g. We will be deploying the new Exadata server
> (Sun/Oracle) and utilizing ASM, RAC, Data Guard and GoldenGate software
> running OEL. Any candidate will have to have experience in ASM, RAC, Data
> Guard and Linux to be considered. The DBA, along with another member of my
> staff, would be responsible for the deployment of the new Exadata server,
> getting our group up to speed on ASM, RAC and DataGuard plus developing
> SOP's/guidelines for this new platform. This will be a huge project for the
> DBA and the company. I
> Job Location: Western New York
> Primary Responsibilities:
> Primary support for an in progress implementation of Oracle for JDE on an
> Exadata platform.
> Implement and support a DR solution using Oracle Data Guard.
> Provide technical mentoring to other Oracle DBAs.
> Perform application performance tuning related to the DBMS system.
> Database design and physical implementation.
> DBMS system monitoring and tuning.
> Problem determination and resolution.
> Intense project team participation .
> Ensuring architectural standards adherence.
> Develop technical documentation for support of Oracle Exadata solution.
> Primary support for global replication using Oracle's GoldenGate
> software.
> Required Qualifications:
> Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or an analytical discipline or
> equivalent experience
> Must have minimum of 7 years experience managing and administering Oracle
> 9i and 10g on large scale (over 1 TB) mission critical databases
> Experience managing large Oracle databases in a high transaction volume
> environment
> Must have a thorough understanding and 7+ years experience supporting
> Oracle database related technology to include
> * RAC, Data Guard, Automated Storage Space Management *and
> Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitoring
> Must have a thorough understanding of Oracle running on a Oracle
> Enterprise Linux operating system
> Strong Oracle system and SQL performance tuning skills
> Must be flexible and able to handle stressful situations in a
> professional manner and must demonstrate ability to work under minimal
> supervision.
> Experience using Oracle RMAN to perform database backups.
> Preferred Qualifications:
> Experience managing and administering Oracle 11g on large scale (over 1
> TB) mission critical databases required
> GoldenGate experience a plus.
> Exadata experience a plus
> SQL Server 2005,2008 strongly desired
> JDE experience a plus
> Brian
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