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Database Administrator

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The Database Administrator creates, maintains, designs, monitors and troubleshoots Ensono or client databases. They use specific relational database management systems, develop and implement database recovery mechanisms and procedures. And coordinate security measures to safeguard database integrity.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fully functional and self-directed
  • Provides formal mentorship
  • High complexity assignments- owner
  • Moderate complexity assignments – owner (1 or >)
  • Low complexity assignments – provide oversight/review
  • Regularly lead self and others and/or established as Product SME and/or established as specialist
  • Sees the whole picture and adjusts work accordingly
  • Installation and configuration of database software and related products
  • Plans and implements Database backup and recovery
  • Implementing robust change control and configuration management policies
  • Capacity planning & system-level architecture
  • OS/Storage/DB configuration and optimization with supervision
  • Database security checks and audits, including compliance-related reporting & controls
  • General database health checks
  • Database monitoring
  • Working with DBMS vendor support (Oracle support, Microsoft support, etc.)
  • Defining and maintaining quantitative SLAs and helping enhance current service levels with supervision
  • Physical data model/architecture, DDL generation and maintenance
  • DB server migrations and decommissioning
  • Database creation and configuration
  • Applying patches
  • Upgrading the databases
  • Maintenance (proactive, reactive and automated); both scheduled and unscheduled
  • Log-file review
  • Medium-complex trouble-shooting and repairs
  • Reporting on state of databases
  • Database tuning (proactive and reactive)
  • Maintaining specialized environments such as log shipping, replication, cluster-based instances, etc.
  • Configure and address issues related to Encryption & CDC
  • Database refreshes with or without Encryption.
  • Manage Version control and track changes using Liquidbase
  • Manage DR Replication using Zerto.
  • Perform Data Privacy masking and obfuscation using Compuware Topaz
  • Manage I/O using V-Locity (DymaxIO)
  • Perform SOX Audit
  • SOP (Std. Operating Procedure) definition & automation
  • DBMS and related tools license management
  • Documentation related to all Systems DBA areas
  • Management of database-related tools (monitoring systems, tool repositories, etc.)
  • Automated measurement of quantitative SLAs & any deviations thereof
  • Development & utilization of detailed triage processes
  • Detailed workload analysis with supervision
  • Infrastructure advise and planning
  • Disaster recovery/failover services
  • Working with Developers
  • Ensuring the availability of the database
  • Managing database users and security/access control
  • Architect database solutions
  • On-call
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SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have direct reports but may mentor less experienced associates in the role.

 

RECRUITING INFORMATION

Specific hiring needs may vary by location, industry, client, internal department and other business related factors. The qualifications section lists examples that may be used as guidance when populating required and preferred skills sections of recruiting requisitions / job postings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Typically requires a minimum of 4 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience
  • Analytical
  • Organizational
  • Strong Problem Solving
  • Documentation
  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Relational Database
  • SQL
  • UNIX
  • Windows
  • Database Administration
  • Project Management
  • Ability to work independently
  • Logical/Physical Database Design

 

Preferred

  • Advanced, proven knowledge of Ensono products
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or equivalent work experience
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