The people at Industrial Scientific are committed to ending death on the job by the year 2050, and we need more help. We hire smart, motivated people, give them world-class tools in a supportive environment, and we let them do their job. Our team is highly engaged, creates quality solutions and delivers outstanding customer service. Our leaders understand the critical elements of breakthrough performance: bringing out the best in people; creating a climate of trust, openness and high performance; fostering candor; and treating people fairly and with dignity. An organized and energetic team player is needed to insure the highest quality, best customer service possible for our internal and external customers.
The Database Architect will lead all activities related to database management, architecture, administration, and data integrations. As a company with products and services in the “Internet of Things” and “Big Data” space, this critical role will also act as senior database thought leader with a focus on next generation database technologies that support “big data” and Machine-2-Machine (M2M) capabilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creates database technology roadmaps that ensure long term reliability and scalability given projected growth and demand
Works closely with Software Development, IT Security, and global IT Operations teams to define database requirements and design appropriate database architectures
Collaborates with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) to develop robust database testing capabilities and test plans
Ensures that all databases, when appropriate, are architected for high availability and disaster recovery
Ensures databases are performing at optimal levels per application requirements
Willingness and ability to perform “hands-on” DBA work and SQL query writing when necessary
Manages the vendor relationship of all database related 3rd party providers
Directs the work of 3rd party database administration team and extended team members
Develops and implements enterprise information strategies and supporting data models that enable robust reporting capabilities
Leads technology efforts in data mining and analytics
Establishes data architecture roadmaps and diagrams to ensure that data is understood and leveraged effectively throughout the enterprise including the relationship and dependencies between data and business processes.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED (Non-Negotiable):
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration or a technology-related field, or equivalent work or education related experience
Seven or more years of combined experience in database management, administration, data integration, data quality, data governance, and reporting
Proven track record of leading and managing database teams responsible for supporting critical 24x7 systems in a large-scale enterprise where databases are one of the most valuable assets
Experience in managing Oracle, Informix, MS SQL Server, MySQL or equivalent database platforms
Proven ability to transfer logical data models into physical database design
Strong DBA, database performance and tuning background and proficiency with DBMS tools such as Toad, Erwin, SQL Developer, etc
Must have worked with multi-Terabyte production databases
Experience with database replication and recovery
Experience building integrations with Middleware such as Cast Iron, Informatica, BizTalk or IBM Integration Bus
Experience with creating and managing data warehouses
Experience defining and enforcing enterprise database standards and processes
Demonstrable experience in designing new database solutions, working across multiple teams, dealing with multiple 3rd parties
Demonstrable experience in incident management, dealing efficiently with business communications while providing technical guidance to impacted teams
Management of a geographically diverse set of team members
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate database and enterprise information concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences
QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED (Negotiable):
Master’s degree in related field preferred
Experience managing IBM Informix database
Experience with AWS and related database technologies – DynamoDB, Aurora, Red Shift
Experience with IBM Cast Iron, OBIEE, Oracle Discoverer
Experience as an Oracle Applications DBA
Experience with “Big Data” – ie: unstructured data, Cassandra, Hadoop, etc.
Note: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is required frequently to use hands and digits to work with computer. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. Lifting/carry up to 5 to 10 lbs occasionally. Must be able to use/wear applicable personal protective equipment which may include but is not limited to safety-toed foot wear (with ankle height support), back support belt, hearing protection, and safety eye-wear with side shields. Frequent assent/decent of stairs/steps, especially at field locations.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time, with or without notice.