Sr. Oracle Database Engineer

Austin, USA
Nov 29, 2020
Dec 16, 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.91 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,800 employees in 17 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

Do you love databases, SQL, database infrastructure/technology and computer science? This position may be for you. The PIMCO database team is looking for an Oracle database expert, to help lead management of PIMCO's database systems. Ability to work in a fast paced environment, providing both production & development support. This position will work closely with various development groups across the firm, and should demonstrate his/her ability as a technical SME on the team.

  • Design, build and automate scalable, performant, and secure database solutions for the firm.
  • Provide production support, solutions and expertise for Oracle, Exadata & Golden Gate.
  • Ability to troubleshoot difficult production issues quickly.
  • Work closely with various development teams across the firm to ensure proper use of Oracle features, best practices, and adherence to PIMCO database standards.
  • Train and mentor developers in Oracle development methodology & best practices, specifically on 19c.
  • Tune complex Oracle SQL proactively & reactively as required. Be able to rewrite SQL queries where necessary.
  • Design, implement, and maintain capacity planning for PIMCO database systems.
  • Help design, maintain, improve and implement monitoring tools.
  • Handle DBA tickets, user requests, routine support and maintenance.
  • Ability to work off hours / weekends as required.

Position Requirements:

  • 3+ years in a technical leadership position. Ability to drive architecture decisions and communicate those to management.
  • 10 years of experience as a DBA/DBE/DMA, including Oracle RDBMS 19c.
  • 5 years of database development support & and SQL tuning experience.
  • 5 years of production experience with Oracle Exadata is required.
  • 3 years of experience with Oracle Golden Gate is required.
  • 2 years of public cloud experience required (Snowflake, RDS Oracle, Aurora PostgreSQL).
  • Understands Exadata specific concepts and proven record of accomplishment in implementing Exadata specific features.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of SQL skills, infrastructure automation and database tuning on VLDBs.
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Bachelor is Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Management Information Systems, or equivalent.


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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