DBA Director

Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 3 weeks ago

Overview

Our IT department is seeking a DBA Director to join our growing team in our Worcester, MA office.

The DBA Director is responsible for leading a team who manage all database platforms and administration efforts in support of project teams, enterprise strategies, and business initiatives. This is a Full-time, Exempt role.

Responsibilities:

  • Critical skills required to support business needs will include database and warehousing designs, creation of database computing environments, recommending and implementation of strategic initiatives, definition of common set of practices, procedures and methodologies, ongoing support / performance tuning, tool evaluation/selection, secured access methods, storage monitoring, and business continuity / disaster recovery procedures.

  • Direct management of all Database Administrators and alignment to the Enterprise Application Services organization

  • Leading a team that is responsible for overall database support, database architecture planning, design and DB optimization and recovery strategy for Oracle, SQL, DB2-Distributed (UDB), DB2 Mainframe, and Progress DB current and evolving Hanover database environment

  • Definition and implementation of best practices to ensure optimal performance, scalability, stability, and security for all database technologies

  • Develop processes and alerting to proactively monitor mission critical databases

  • Continually assessing the capacity and resource utilization of databases

  • Provide methodologies to ensure data integrity, consistency, and quality through continuous operational monitoring and audits.

  • Support Cloud Migration innovation and strategy and progression to cloud

  • Responsible for staying abreast of future database technologies and releases

  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting of scalability of database capacity planning

  • Must possess a broad knowledge of data architecture, data replication / warehousing, information access methods, database connectivity, performance monitoring and tuning

  • Demonstrate the ability to translate business requirements into optimally performing databases

  • Must be proficient in the use of database administrative and design tools

  • Overall support and management providing out-of-hours support for project and business needs

  • Provide design logic to other Database Administrators for the development of database management standards, policies, and procedures

  • Promoting the principles of database resource management and promoting database sharing and reuse of databases

  • Overall definition and support of logical and physical data models and ensuring that data models are consistent with the enterprise

  • Developing and recommending designs for data architecture framework based on physical data model

  • Adhering to enterprise designs and supporting all components of enterprise databases, including the data warehouse

  • Implementing upgrades, installations and new features in conformance with standards and business needs

  • Conducting data access optimization and resource utilization feasibility studies for proposed systems and modifications to existing systems.

  • Providing technical advice to other Database Administrators to ensure optimization and utilization at the business unit level

  • Working with clients and IT management to determine business data intelligence and infrastructure needs

  • Troubleshoots and communicates database issues to stakeholders in an accurate and timely manner

  • Establishing audit procedures to ensure data integrity and performance

  • Developing service-level metrics and measures for corporate database management systems

  • Manage Change Control for instance management and patch application

  • Ensure change management best practices are enforced for all DBA related activities and technologies

  • Partnering with Portfolio management and business units to drive technical debt reduction through database upgrades

  • License management and ensuring self-auditing for compliance

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance in implementing data security information programs and administration of security tools.

  • Working with vendors to resolve problems and apply software upgrades and fixes

  • Defining Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery procedures ensuring swift recovery of any lost data.

Requirements:

  • Requires 5+ years' experience, working with various database management systems in database design, testing, implementation, maintenance and administration

  • Bachelor's degree in programming / systems or computer science, or specialized training, certification or equivalent work experience

  • Excellent verbal, written and group communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational & analytical skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Results-driven and execution-oriented personality, ready to take ownership and get results. Personal and Professional Competencies:

  • Works across all programs as the leader for all project teams, and as a subject matter expert

  • Provides recommendations to data policy, standards and guidelines and enforces standards for the enterprise related to DBMS technology.

EEO Statement:

"The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law.

Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law."

As an equal opportunity employer, Hanover does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation, as a candidate for employment, please inform The Hanover Talent Acquisition office.


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