Teradata Operational DBA, Perth, Western Australia

Job ID: 00RKN
Category: Information Management-Information Technology
Location: Perth, Western Australia
ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $69 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,200 employees as of June 30, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,216 MBOED for the six months ended June 30, 2018, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017. 

In Australia and Timor-Leste our exciting portfolio includes the Bayu-Undan gas-condensate field in the Timor Sea, Darwin LNG facility in the Northern Territory and Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland.   We also have exploration and appraisal projects off northern Australia including the Greater Poseidon, Caldita-Barossa and Greater Sunrise fields.

Reporting to the Supervisor, APME Analytics the primary function of this role is to monitor and maintain the production Teradata database environment, including runtime optimization, capacity management and planning, security, configuration, scheduling, and execution of maintenance and load utilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Physical database design and tuning
  • Workload management
  • Security administration 
  • Capacity planning
  • Measurement of DBMS performance and tuning; diagnosis of problems
  • Modification of system-level configuration to optimize performance
  • Interface with SQL developers for performance and data access requirements
  • Development of standards and procedures for the DBMS environment
  • Maintenance of physical integrity of all databases
  • Monitor hardware and software errors and system restarts
  • Administration of back-up and restore processes
  • Release management of databases data structures

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following experience and qualifications:


  • 3+ years of experience as Teradata Operational DBA 
  • Previous experience working for a large corporation
  • Proficient in all Teradata database administration tools (TASM, TAPS, PDCR, DataMover, AtanaSuite, Teradata QL Assistant, Teradata Studio, Viewpoint, etc) 
  • Experience with QueryGrid
  • Degree qualified ideally in computer science
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving ability


  • Programming skills
  • Exposure to cloud technologies
  • Direct experience in the Oil and Gas industry
To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of November 13, 2018.
ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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