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UnitedHealth Group

Oracle Database Administrator -Telecommute (16390863)




Full Time


Sacramento, California, United States

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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As an Oracle Database Administrator for the Optum State Government Solutions (OSGS), you will be responsible for managing the delivery and operations of multi-Terabyte Oracle Exadata environments that contain public and private health care claims and encounter data from insurance carriers, health plans, third-party administrators, pharmacy benefit managers, Medicaid and Medicare. Data supports management, evaluation, and analysis of health care system across numerous States.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support of database operations across Optum State contracts
  • Install, upgrade and patch Oracle databases so that our environments remain current
  • Automate database administration tasks using PL/SQL and shell scripts
  • Assist users with both basic SQL questions and sophisticated SQL tuning strategies
  • Test backup and recovery scenarios, as well as formulate disaster recovery procedures
  • Use Enterprise Manager and other tools for availability and performance monitoring
  • Analyze database resource consumption, for problem avoidance and trend forecasting
  • Proven working knowledge of security controls required for regulatory compliance. This includes areas of encryption, centralized logging, inactive disablement, un-intrusive logging techniques, STIG change protocol and implementation, secure coding requirements, account management and access control standards.
  • Work with engineers in support of SSO authentication requirements

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with Oracle RDBMS, SQL and PLSQL
  • 5+ years of experience with Unix/Linux knowledge including Shell scripting
  • 5+ years experience managing multi-terabyte Oracle database environments
  • 5+ Data Warehouse experience
  • Experience with and willingness to support 24x7 production environments
  • ASM and RMAN Experience
  • Experience with Oracle Performance Monitoring & Tuning
  • Perform Database Upgrade to new Oracle version quarterly. Applying security patches more frequently when needed
  • Support of service level agreement
  • Proven understanding of Oracle Optimizer, optimizer parameters, parsing mechanism and how optimizer influences in controlling, stabilizing execution plans
  • Accomplished in handling Performance Benchmarking and configuration, of in-memory database tuning and other middleware
  • Proven working knowledge of security controls required to meet health care regulatory requirements
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifcations:

  • Experience with NY Medicaid/Health Exchange data
  • Work experience in Oracle 12c
  • Tableau performance tuning experience
  • Healthcare experience
  • Proven knowledge of Exadata
  • State Medicaid Data Warehouse or Medicaid Management Information Systems
  • Informatica tuning experience to assist ETL developers in meeting SLA load requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Proven communications skills and collaborative work style
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving skills

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.