C040519: Senior Oracle Developer

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

The role:

As a salaried fulltime employee of Ferguson Consulting, you will function as a contract IT resource in the role of Senior PL/SQL Developer

at the enterprise level for our telecommunications client in St. Louis, MO.

As a Ferguson Consulting employee, and a consultant to our end client, you can focus on your technical skills development and career versus becoming a client SME - which is always in your best interest.

What You’ll Do:

  • Knowledge of design fundamentals and data modeling concepts.
  • Strong experience in working with business/IT partners to understand business requirements.
  • Ability to implement complex business logic and working in environment with a short development cycle.
  • Design/Develop Oracle PL/SQL code (stored procedures, triggers etc), testing (based on the requirements and document results), implementation and bug fix resolution of the application enhancements for multiple projects.
  • Lead innovations by exploring, investigating, recommending, benchmarking and implementing new technologies for the Oracle platform.
  • Ensure that solutions are delivered by working closely with various teams and organizations within the company including on-site and off-shore team members, production support database administrators, project managers, and platform and application support teams.
  • Collaborate with external business partners such as vendors and technical consultants to provide support for system issues or introduce new solution.
  • Design and document system standards and operating procedures.
  • Provide technical roadmaps and database solutions to better position the business to meet new technical and competition challenges.
  • Review and improve existing system solutions and processes towards best practices.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance on various projects and initiatives.

Who You Are:

  • 8-10 years of hands-on database design, programming and tuning experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of MicroSoft SQL Server database technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of various Oracle database technologies, such as Oracle 10g, Oracle 11g, Enterprise User Security, etc.
  • Strong skills in database and SQL performance tuning and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with UNIX operating systems and strong shell scripting.
  • Strong skills in PL/SQL and ETL.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent documentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer facing technical presence with the ability to solve complex problems.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology or equivalent experience.

Preferred Knowledge:

  • SQL Server Replication
  • SSIS package creation and deployment
  • Oracle Replication such as Golden Gate

The benefits:

We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

The compensation:

Highly competitive base salary.

Paid overtime

$.60/$1 401K match

160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

Bonus System

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability

Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to Andy Scheffel at ascheffel@fergcons.com

Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.


Andy Scheffel
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield,MO 63017
(636) 728-4407
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