Db/Bi Architect (Male, Age 36) in the colony, TX

This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Male aged 36 who works as a Db/Bi Architect in the colony, TX. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete our job profile survey so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.

At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleDb/Bi Architect
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size(not answered)
Locationthe colony, TX
Years Experience5 years

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
health care billing

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
(1) Creates and maintains all databases required for development, testing,

education and production usage.

(2) Performs the capacity planning required to create and maintain the

databases. The DBA works closely with system administration staff because

computers often have applications or tools on them in addition to the Oracle


(3) Performs ongoing tuning of the database instances.

(4) Install new versions of the Oracle RDBMS and its tools and any other tools

that access the Oracle database.

(5) Plans and implements backup and recovery of the Oracle database.

(6) Controls migrations of programs, database changes, reference data changes

and menu changes through the development life cycle.

(7) Implements and enforces security for all of the Oracle Databases.

(8) Performs database re-organisations as required to assist performance and

ensure maximum uptime of the database.

(9) Puts standards in place to ensure that all application design and code is

produced with proper integrity, security and performance. The DBA will perform

reviews on the design and code frequently to ensure the site standards are

being adhered to.

(10) Evaluates releases of Oracle and its tools, and third party products to

ensure that the site is running the products that are most appropriate.

Planning is also performed by the DBA, along with the application developers

and System administrators, to ensure that any new product usage or release

upgrade takes place with minimal impact.

(11) Provides technical support to application development teams. This is

usually in the form of a help desk. The DBA is usually the point of contact

for Oracle Corporation.

(12) Enforces and maintains database contraints to ensure integrity of the


(13) Administers all database objects, including tables, clusters, indexes,

views, sequences, packages and procedures.

(14) Assists with impact analysis of any changes made to the database objects.

(15) Troubleshoots with problems regarding the databases, applications and

development tools.

(16) Create new database users as required.

(17) Manage sharing of resources amongst applications.

(18) The DBA has ultimate responsibility for the physical database design.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3 week vacation, 5 sick leaves and Aetna HMO, ING 401k

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 3
Hours: 4
Co-Workers: 8
Supervisors: 2
Job Title: 5
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amcheck emails
8am to 9amscrum meeting
9am to 10amDesign
10am to 11amDevelopment
11am to 12pmTesting
12pm to 1pmLunch
1pm to 2pmUnit Testing
2pm to 3pmAlpha Testing
3pm to 4pmBeta Testing
4pm to 5pmDeployment
5pm to 6pmUser training
6pm to 7pmCollect data
7pm to 8pmmaintenance
8pm to 9pmDinner
9pm to 10pmemails
10pm to 11pmemails
11pm to 12amemails

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
electronic application

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
3 group interviews + 1 phone interview

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
dont remember

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
MS Certification

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes + Personal training

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Get certified

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
only require technical skills

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Get certified (DBA)

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?

What are your current career goals?
start my own business

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Prior Job 1architect885k
Prior Job 2lead5110k

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4

College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.8Strayer universityMIS

Ask a Question of this Mentor

This mentor has opted to receive questions from people interested in this career or job position. Please be respectful of their time and willingness to help. Include some basic relevant background so they can intelligently answer your question.