Supervising Database Administrator

University Of Southern California Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

USC's Technical Operations department is seeking a qualified and experienced Supervising Database Administrator to provide database and applications support for the Office of the Senior Vice President and the Administrative Operations division, and all associated sub-departments. This role will also supervise, recruit, screen, hire and train applications staff for Administrative IT.

Will evaluate employee performance and provide guidance and feedback to assigned staff, as required, including counseling and discipline. Will be responsible for planning, designing, developing, and implementing databases of high complexity through other programmers and database experts. Tasked with identifying opportunities to improve upon current applications while maintaining a keen focus on security of all systems, including backups.

Additional job responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership and supervision for multiple staff members in an effort to create, implement, and maintain high-level database systems for a 1,000-person user environment.

  • Create and maintain relationships with both customers and peers in the university environment in order to assess and provide the best possible service model for sustainable success in IT.

  • Develops models, structures, strategies, and timetables for integrating multiple relational databases, including data stored both onsite and in the cloud.

  • Serve as top-level business analyst, providing ongoing administration and refinement of data. Will install databases, coordinating between them and network security, and perform configurations, tuning, and other management duties.

  • Collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders in order to create a sustainable, high-level service model for the future.

  • Evaluate, implement, and maintain third-party solutions, with a keen eye toward creating business efficiencies within Senior Administration.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree

Minimum Experience: 5 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Bachelor's degree in information technology, data science, computer science, or other relevant field.

Five years' experience in Microsoft SQL Server database administration and software programming. Strong understanding of Windows Server applications, and ability to stay current on MS SQL updates. Experience with Microsoft Windows, Unix/Linux, advanced SQL, management information systems (MIS), performance tuning, backup and recovery, advanced Shell scripting, Turbo Assembler (TASM), and Teradata Viewpoint, advanced administration and architectural design.

Strong understanding of database designs and query strategies to advise on optimal database performance. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, with deft technical documentation and public presentation abilities to explain database and server issues with non-technical individuals and groups. Supervisory experience, with demonstrated organizational, analytical, and project management skills.

Experience with computational resources, data storage and management, and architecture and system administration. Demonstrated experience supporting large-scale network implementations and upgrades, and delivering reliable and quality network service within a higher education environment or large private sector organization with federated operations. Strong customer service orientation.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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Supervising Database Administrator

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