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Requisition Number: 8722
Job Title: Database Administrator
Area of Interest: Technology
Department: IT Solutions Delivery - 316
Location: 11 Stanwix Street
Position Type: Full Time
Job Description: Overview:

Install, monitor, maintain, and performance tune production databases while ensuring high levels of data availability. Also responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of databases and their accompanying software.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess and develop long-term strategic goals for production databases in conjunction with data owners and department managers.
  • Work with staff members to develop database architectures, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Create models for new database development and/or changes to existing ones.
  • Install and configure relevant network components to ensure database access as well as database consistency and integrity.
  • Respond to and resolve database access and performance issues.
  • Monitor database system details within the database, including stored procedures and execution time, and implement efficiency improvements.
  • Design and implement redundant systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets.
  • Ensure all backup databases are synchronized daily.
  • Monitor, optimize and allocate physical data storage for database systems.
  • Plan and coordinate data migrations between systems.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to databases.
  • Create, or support creation of, required reports in response to business user needs.
  • Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Perform database transaction and security audits.
  • Establish appropriate end-user database access control levels.
  • Develop routines for end-users to facilitate best practices database use.
  • Manage and/or provide guidance as needed.Other duties as assigned
  • Must adhere to pertinent laws, regulations, First Niagara's Compliance Policy and external compliance requirements.


Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of two to three years of database administration experience.
  • Working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring and supporting database servers, including SQL and Oracle.
  • Hands-on database tuning and troubleshooting experience.
  • Experience in an Operations environment preferred.
  • Experience with data processing flowcharting techniques.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.
  • Good understanding of the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong technical documentation skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into database issues, standards and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Highly self motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.


State: Pennsylvania
City: Pittsburgh
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