This position is responsible for the University’s enterprise applications and databases, including their performance, structure, security, backup and maintenance. The administrator installs, updates, maintains and monitors the efficiency of our Oracle environment, Ellucian’s Banner ERP software and related products.
The Database and Applications Administrator is a member of the Enterprise Applications team within the central Information Technology Services department and reports to the Enterprise Applications director. Working as a member of this team, the administrator works with internal IT staff to determine their data and programming needs, and provides quality control and management of internally-developed and vendor-provided programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
(1) Plan, install, maintain, test, and support the enterprise database management systems and related products.
(2) Assure the compatibility and efficiency of database applications through ongoing system monitoring and evaluation. (3) Provide technical expertise on database management systems to end users and IT staff who are implementing applications in a database environment. (4) Design, implement, and maintain standards and procedures to ensure the integrity and security of database applications. (5) Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols and standards in support of procurement and development efforts. (6) Create and manage database and related product security – accounts, roles, etc. (7) Evaluate and tune system performance. (8) Perform database transaction and security audits. (9) Coordinates the workload with contractor database administrators, as needed. (10) Develop documentation for all aspects of the position. (11) Other duties as assigned.
Minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Minimum one to two years working as a Database and Applications Administrator or related position for Enterprise Applications. Desired three or more years. Strong customer service skills, strong problem solving skills, strong oral and written communication skills and strong organizational skills required. A commitment to the highest ethical standards in IT.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Commensurate with experience
Flexible. Generally standard business hours onsite however, due to the nature of this position alternative work schedules may occur and may involve remote work.
Internal Number: AF9689-1054-1324
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