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Database Administrator III - Band F
Lab of Ornithology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The Information Science Program at the Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking a Database Administrator. Specific duties include:
- Collaborate with a team of DBAs to direct and manage all aspects of database administration for all of the Lab of Ornithology's bird monitoring citizen-science projects.
- Keep abreast of developing technologies and provide guidance and training to team members including transition to cloud-based system(s) when appropriate.
- Oversee the planning and tracking of complex projects.
- Design, configure, monitor, tune, and maintain large-scale, efficient, secure, and reliable complex integrated relational databases for the Lab.
- Work with applications program developers to design and integrate new databases consistent with, and into, an existing flexible database design.
- Support program developers, data analysts and researchers by writing efficient and accurate SQL queries to extract data for research, reporting, and website operations.
- Become proficient at and perform regular backup and recovery operations for all databases.
- Perform database capacity planning.
- Design, implement, and manage a database security procedure and adhere to university policies.
- Evaluate benefits/risks of enhancements and upgrades being considered for deployment.
- Install and upgrade database software while minimizing impact on lab programs.
- Troubleshoot and solve database performance and functionality issues.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with 3-5 years' experience administering large databases in a production environment with Oracle and other SQL and NOSQL databases.
- Strong understanding of variety of database platforms and advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Working knowledge of the following Oracle programs, concepts and features: Oracle Data Guard, Oracle Recovery Manager, archivelog management, Oracle Enterprise Manager, SQL and system performance tuning, TKProf and extended SQL trace, Partitioning option, database replication, data warehousing and materialized views, PL/SQL.
- Experience with configuration and management of Oracle Spatial.
- Familiarity with biological taxonomic concepts.
- Demonstrated experience in problem solving, critical thinking, and written and oral communication.
- Must be able to work closely with a team and work independently.
- Ability to help establish realistic goals and deliver work on schedule.
- Experience writing application requirements, architecting applications, and documenting code.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Must feel comfortable with responsibility and adaptability.
- Interest and knowledge of birds, birding, conservation and big data science.
- Experience managing database in the cloud with Amazon Cloud Computing Services, Oracle Managed Cloud Services, and/or Google Cloud Platform.
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University Job Title:Database Administrator III
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Sue Taggart
Number of Openings:1
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