Database Technologies Sr. Analyst - Application Platform (Chicago, IL, US)

Mars Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 weeks ago

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there's more to being in business than just making a profit. That's the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it's never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can grab everything that's within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It's about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we'll all be a little better off. It's that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved brands: M&M's, SNICKERS, TWIX, MILKY WAY, DOVE, PEDIGREE, ROYAL CANIN, WHISKAS, EXTRA, ORBIT, 5, SKITTLES, UNCLE BEN'S, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl, VCA and Pet Partners. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Job Purpose

The Application Platform Senior Analyst for DBEC (Database Expert Center) is responsible, under the direction of the Application Platform Senior Manager or an Application Platform Manager, for the design, the development, the deployment, and the proper operations of global database technology solutions and related special projects the role is assigned to.

The Senior Analyst may be working in sub-teams, involving other associates, peers or external resources located around the globe, and may be responsible for specific set of complex database technologies and also some specific database operational controls.

The scope of the activities is global, covering all the other technology solutions supporting global applications except SAP and Business Intelligence solutions. The role requires at least 5 years of experience with database technology management, strong ability to influence and interact with peers and customers located remotely and across the globe.

Within application platform team, the Global Database Expert Center (DBEC) team is responsible for providing 24x365 support for all Oracle databases (currently approx. 750) and SQL Server instances (currently approx. 600) hosted at global data centers. The associate will work within this global team and provide expert DBA delivery and support to the customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise for the technology solutions he/she has been assigned to ;

  • Translate functional requirements into technical solution specifications ;

  • Perform and execute technical design, development and configuration activities within the technology area he/she is in charge, in line with quality standards in place ;

  • Document solutions developed according to the defined rules in place, allowing for the solution to be supported by the Operational team ;

  • Lead and follow-up development and project activities, as assigned by the manager, for on- site and off shore contracted resources ;

  • Take care of the operational aspects of database technologies assigned to him/her, and also for further improving already existing database technologies ;

  • Promote procedures, standards and principles in place and seek for opportunities to improve them for the Technology area he is in charge ;

  • As part of this role, the associate will have to provide guidance to contractors or contracting resources assigned as part of a managed service ;

  • As part of his role, the associate may also have to contribute in providing advice and expertise to projects and application teams on how to set up suitable infrastructure and database technologies to support global Business Applications.

  • Will be responsible for implementing new database related technologies that align with Mars IS strategies and priorities through research and strategic planning.

Education & Professional Qualification

  • Bachelor of Sciences degree or equivalent in engineering field / IT / computer sciences / Management
  • ITIL foundational capabilities


  • 8+ years experience within Infrastructure Technology areas

  • Proven leadership and Influencing experience through interaction with key stakeholders

  • In-depth expertise in IT Infrastructure and Database technology

  • 5+ years experience in Oracle database and Microsoft SQL Server database management

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

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