Lead Database Administrator
Texas A&M University
Vice Pres For Research
Proposed Minimum Salary
College Station, Texas
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Who we are
The Division of Research is committed to a truly comprehensive university where students, researchers, and inventors bring scholarship and innovation to bear for the benefit of the community, the state, and the nation. Texas A&M's research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental, and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.
What we want
This position will report to the Associate Director of Research Information Systems. The Lead Database Administrator, with limited supervision, is responsible for managing and monitoring the Oracle database and middle tier as well as system administration of all Maestro servers. Serves as the technical lead for infrastructure projects. Provides technical oversight for the application of and compliance with technical standards. Completes reports and summaries for management and users including project status reports, problem reports, and progress summaries. We need an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Five years of related experience in database architecture and administration
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Skills administering Oracle databases and Weblogic servers, as well as unix based operating systems
Knowledge of PL/SQL programming language
Familiar with application development processes
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering
Knowledge or experience with network administration and configuration
Experience with Oracle cloud products and Oracle Exadata
A working knowledge of load balancing software
Performs and coordinates Oracle Weblogic upgrades, monitors performance and manages resolutions for all middle tier problems
Performs and coordinates operating system patching, upgrades, and monitors hardware's availability
Assists in the administration of workstations and equipment in our training room
Configures and manages load balancing equipment
Performs and coordinates database upgrades, monitors database performance, and tunes it when needed
Makes sure that recovery environment is always in sync and ready to replace production
Tests and updates yearly disaster recovery process
Monitors daily batch jobs, coordinates database backups and clones development, training, test, quality control, and administrative instances on request
Manages all regular system operations including Maestro new release deployments and issue management using Jira
Serves as the technical lead for infrastructure projects
Provides technical oversight for the application of and compliance with technical standards
Performs other duties as assigned
Special Instructions: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.
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