R032819: Oracle Developer

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

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 reinsurance client in Chesterfield, MO.

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

As a Senior PL/SQL Developer you will design, implement and maintain medium sized projects and/or technology initiatives to ensure timely and cost effective flow of information to stakeholders. You will collaborate technically within a team of developers throughout the entire application life cycle: planning, analysis, designing, programming, testing and implementing existing and/or new systems. You will develop customer relationships and serve as the point of contact for user support.


  • Analyze user requirements, develop functional specifications and perform gap analysis of existing information systems.
  • Design and develop software for new functionality, improvements and system longevity.
  • Identify and resolve problems in order to provide continuous business operations.
  • Provide technical and/or business application consultation to business partners and team members in the areas of functionality, architecture, operating systems and databases for complex Oracle application systems.
  • Develop low-level technical specifications and detailed program specifications as needed.
  • Review/Approve detailed technical decisions and high and low level design documentation.
  • Analyze existing systems and architectures for improvement recommendations.
  • Ensures code quality, performs code reviews, and mentors development team members.
  • Ensure users’ expectations are met, gain understanding when desired outcomes are not feasible and provide alternative solutions to meet objective(s).
  • Ensure all documentation of technical architecture and systems are complete.
  • Provide training and guidance to team members and users as required.


  • 5 – 8 years experience in programming/systems analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of Oracle PL/SQL (10g or later) and Oracle database (11g or later),
  • Advanced interpersonal skills, demonstrating an ability to lead.
  • Advanced ability to translate business needs and problems into systems’ design and technical solutions.
  • Knowledge of structured and object oriented programming, relational database design, operating systems, networking concepts, and systems integration.
  • Complex analytical and problem-solving skills with focused attention to detail.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills with other IT associates and business users.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment and participate in department/team projects.
  • Ability to balance detail with departmental goals/objectives.
  • Good skills in customer relationship management and change management.
  • Ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.


  • Master’s degree and/or LOMA certification.
  • 8+ years experience in programming/systems analysis.
  • Experience with Oracle Developer Suite. (Forms/Reports 10g or higher)
  • Experience with object oriented programming frameworks. (ex. .NET C#, Java)
  • Broad business and finance related knowledge.
  • Knowledge of MS Team Foundation Server (2010 or later), AIX/UNIX shell, Windows Server (2003 or later), MS SharePoint (2010 or higher), ServiceNow, MS Active Directory, XML Structures, and Toad.
  • Knowledge of various open source tools and frameworks.

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 Katie McElhone at kmcelhone@fergcons.com

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


Katie McElhone
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield,MO 63017
(636) 728-4406
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