Database Administrator

Seeking a Database Administrator to provide support on a variety of hardware and software platforms and peripherals. Responsible for taking the lead role in designing, creating, managing and optimizing the full range of required databases in response to user requests. Responsible for complex assignments, particularly concerning more complex databases. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Takes responsibility for the ongoing tuning and optimizing of existing complex databases. Works with IS application areas to define and implement security profiles and administration.
  • Designs and implements enhancements to existing databases. Works on extended assignments to debug or fix major database problems. 
  • Performs logical and physical data modeling and transaction analysis.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive library of all supporting documentation, and initiates corrective action to ensure all database servers meet or exceed processing requirements for performance and reliability.
  • Manages effective working relationships with the internal customers from a variety of IS application areas.
  • Monitor the system, and act upon system and application automated alerts. 
  • Monitor, collect statistical information, and provide reporting on capacity and system performance. 
  • Perform and manage system and database backups. 
  • Perform diagnostics, testing, and troubleshooting of software, o/s, and database issues (ex. correcting installation, configuration, or data problems). 
  • Perform manual switch to redundant system / database components, in case of system failure. 
  • Plan and perform database configuration, maintenance, upgrade and patching. 
  • Plan and perform software installation, configuration, upgrade and patching. 
  • Provide on-site database and system support. 
  • Provides key expertise relevant to the more complex databases. 
  • Develops specialized expertise in setting up databases for analytical (vs. operational) use. 
  • Takes responsibilities for the ongoing tuning and optimizing of existing databases. Works with IS application areas to define and implement security profiles and administration. 
  • Works on extended assignments to debug or fix major databases problems. 
  • Works with all types of project teams (including analysts and business designers) to design types of databases required to meet user needs. 
  • Perform manual switch to redundant system / database components, in case of system failure. 
  • Responsible for more complex assignments, particularly concerning more complex databases. 
  • Supervise, train, and mentor other DBA's as necessary. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems or related field required.
  • 8-10 years’ experience required.