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Wolters Kluwer Database Admin Manager | Oracle in Topeka, Kansas

Job Summary

The Global Business Services (GBS) team oversees and supports Wolters Kluwer’s hosting spanning multiple public/private clouds, data centers, and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

The Oracle DBA manager is a mix of an individual contributor & management role(60:40). The person is expected to take ownership and manage database systems in line with best practices to deliver the highest levels of uptime and performance. Will work with the lines of business to grow/scale database platforms to deliver optimal price/performance.

Liaises with database software vendors and external technical support on issues such as software upgrades, problems and potential solutions. Reviews systems under development and related documentation. May coordinate activities of the project team and assist in monitoring project schedules and costs.

Job Description :

  • Troubleshoot complex Oracle database issues in accurate and timely manner.

  • Maintain database disaster recovery procedures to ensure continuous availability and speedy recovery. Ensure databases are deployed according to GBS standards and business requirements.

  • Identify and resolve Oracle database issues related to performance and capacity.

  • Ensure database management and maintenance tasks are performed effectively.

  • Ensure ticket SLA expectations are met.

  • Stay updated with new database technologies and analyze such technologies to bring into scope of existing infrastructure.

  • The applicant will need to have a deep understanding of integrated security and be able to participate in troubleshooting activities.

  • The ability to discuss database related topics with both technical & business audiences.

  • Troubleshoot, investigate, offer and execute resolution to database issues.

  • Monitor and report on database storage utilization.

  • Experience writing and the ability to understand what others have developed. Monitor, tune and manage scheduled tasks, backup jobs, recover processes, alerts, and database storage needs in line with firm change control procedures.

  • Perform fault diagnosis, troubleshoot and correct problems at the database and application performance level. Work well in a team environment within the database administration team as well as with other Technical Service Group teams and other departments within the Wolters Kluwer. Provide regular reports on performance and stability of database environment, identifying coming needs proactively to ensure continued reliable service.

  • Document, develop, test and implement updates to database systems.

  • Enjoy constantly learning new technologies and contributing to the knowledge of others.

  • Work outside of regular business hours as required for project or operational work.

Education required

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering and/or related experience.

Experience required

• 8 to 10 years of experience in Oracle Database Administratio n.

•Experience with all aspects of setup, maintenance, troubleshooting, monitoring, and security.

•Experience with Upgrade/Migration of database platforms of On-Prem to cloud solutions a plus.


  • Experience with Oracle on Linux

  • Experience with OEM monitoring

  • AWR Experience

  • Experience with Performance troubleshooting

  • Experience with Shell scripting

Technical Skillsets

•Solid Database Administration in Oracle.

•Building cloud model servers end to end a plus.

•On-premises to Cloud DB migrations.

•Oracle Data Security, Backup & Recovery tools.

•Experience working with Linux servers.

•Excellent written and verbal communication.

Additional experience preferred

•Past experience supervision of staff

• Experience mentoring and guiding other DBA’s when there are improvement opportunities


A comprehensive benefits package that begins your first day of employment. Additional Information: Wolters Kluwer offers great benefits and programs to help meet your needs and balance your work and personal life, including Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans, 401(k), FSA/HSA, Commuter Benefits, Tuition Assistance Plan, Vacation and Sick Time, and Paid Parental Leave . Full details of our benefits are available - https://www.mywolterskluwerbenefits.com/index.html

Diversity Matters

Wolters Kluwer strives for an inclusive company culture in which we attract, develop, and retain diverse talent to achieve our strategy. As a global company, having a diverse workforce is of the utmost importance. We've been recognized by employees as a European Diversity Leader in the Financial Times, as one of Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2022, 2021 and 2020 and as one of Forbes America’s Best Employers for Women in 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018. In 2020, we placed third in the Female Board Index, and were recognized by the European Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index. Wolters Kluwer and all of our subsidiaries, divisions and customer/departments is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.