Position Summary: The Senior Database Administrator’s role is to lead in the creation and support of our internal databases. This individual must have knowledge of complex database concepts in order to provide vision, leadership and strategy as well as actively participate in the design, implementation and subsequent operations.
Provide DBA services to internal and external clients in UNIX, AIX, and Linux environments
Designs, installs, and maintains complex database systems including data modeling, security, performance, documentation, capacity planning, reporting, and tuning
Leads the designs, development and implementation of database backup and recovery procedures to minimize downtime and ensure recoverability.
Integrates major, complex systems through the database system
Serves as interface between users and IT department
Coordinates and participates in large database projects
Develop and execute database migration, change management and configuration management tasks for new releases of MSA products
Provide suggestions on database architecture and API code to support performance and data integrity
Mentor less senior personnel
Requires a four-year degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent experience
Minimum 5 years of DBA work experience including design, implementation, backup and recovery, monitoring, and tuning databases
Experience with relational DBMSs (e.g. Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, Postgres), or a detailed knowledge of ‘Big Data’ technologies (e.g. Hadoop, NoSQL, BigTable, HBase) and large data sets.
Understands complex and advanced database concepts
Considers business aspects of problems, and recognizes opportunities for expanding business services.
Must be proactive and preventive in problem solving
Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently on multiple tasks
Strong communication and technical skills
Knowledge of relational databases, Structured Query Language (SQL), UNIX, AIX, or Linux operating systems
Knowledge of programming or scripting language (KRON, PL/SQL, C Shell)