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Database Administrator 2

XpertTech in Lansing, MI, USA

Preferred Skills: Oracle,PL/SQL,Red Hat,SQL Server,UNIX
Opening Description:
Role: Database Administrator 2
Start Date: 10/29/2019
End Date: 10/02/2020
Location: Lansing, MI 48933
Interview type: In Person Only


Short Description: Responsible for data analysis and database management. Involved in maintenance, enhancement, designing of data dictionaries, physical and logical database models, and performance tuning.

Complete Description:
  • 4-7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
  • Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
  • Responsible for data analysis and database management.
  • Involved in maintenance, enhancement, designing of data dictionaries, physical and logical database models, and performance tuning.
  • Knowledge of the utilities and production tools used for data storage management to support the Application Team.
  • Coordinates physical changes to computer databases; codes, tests, and implements physical database, applying knowledge of data base management system.
  • Designs logical and physical databases reviews description of changes to database design to understand how changes to be made affect physical data base (how data is stored in terms of physical characteristics, such as location, amount of space, and access method).
  • Establishes physical database parameters.
  • Uses structured query language (SQL) to define database objects using database definition language (DDL) and control access to database objects using data control language (DCL).
  • Language descriptions and specifies identifiers of database to database management system or directs others in coding database descriptions.
  • Calculates optimum values for database parameters, such as amount of computer memory to be used by database, following manuals and using calculator.
  • Specifies user access level for each segment of one or more data items, such as insert, replace, retrieve, or delete data.
  • Specifies which users can access data bases and what data can be accessed by user.
  • Tests and corrects errors, and refines changes to database.
  • Enters SQL to create production data base.
  • Uses database utility programs and 3rd party utilities to monitor database performance, such as distribution of records and amount of available memory.
  • Directs programmers and analysts to make changes to data base management system.
  • Reviews and corrects programs.
  • Answers user questions.
  • Confers with coworkers to determine impact of data base changes on other systems and staff cost for making changes to data base.
  • Modifies data base programs to increase processing performance, referred to as performance tuning.
  • Workers typically specialize in one or more types of data base management systems.
  • Providing assistance in the planning, development, maintenance, and monitoring of integrated database systems, and ensuring that the conceptual and design phases of new applications are consistent with the structural parameters within the database environment.
  • Evaluates users'' requests for new data elements and systems, incorporates them into the existing shared data environment, and provides technical assistance.
  • Coordinates the use of data to ensure data integrity and control redundancy, loads databases, and reorganizes as needed
  • Performs data modeling and prototyping.
  • Performs logical and physical data modeling, designs relational database models, and creates physical data models from logical data models.
  • Performs security recovery procedures.
  • Determines and implements database search strategies and storage requirements.
  • Maintains data dictionary ensuring uniformity of definitions and sets standards for use of data dictionary.
  • Monitors database performance and recommends efficiency improvements.
  • Creates test database environment for applications section, including the creation of necessary libraries and procedures.
  • Executes the procedures necessary to save, retrieve, and recover databases from hardware and software failures within established procedures.
  • Assists with determining, implementing, and enhancing standards on database security and with monitoring agency disaster recovery procedures and systems.
  • Assists with the installation of database software and with analyzing, designing, and implementing databases.
  • Assists in benchmarking and threshold testing of databases and with establishing and controlling necessary database security.
  • Assists in the selection of database management software.
  • Experience in computer systems analysis or computer programming work.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of computer programming and systems design; of computer operations, systems, and procedures; of project control and cost estimating techniques; of computer programming languages; of data processing flowcharting techniques; of database structures and theories; and of current database technologies.

Duties may include:
  • Ensure that the database is updated accurately and regularly.
  • Control database access, performance monitoring and tuning.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of database software, systems, and applications.
  • Identify and resolve users' problems.
  • Develop and Implement maintenance procedures.
  • Install patches in Test and Development environment and approve patches to be implemented in Production environment by vendor.
  • Working closely with hosting vendor to assist maintenance and issues in the Production environment.
  • Collaborate in the design and development of databases to meet new user needs or new technological innovations.
  • Facilitate and negotiate the increasing demand for access to data.
  • Devise and implement disaster recovery and archiving procedures.
  • Assist with capacity planning, working closely with the Technical Architect and Web Security Administrator.
  • Commission and install new applications.
  • Coordinate database and computer program modification to ensure version control.
  • Recommend standards to be included in the Michigan.gov Digital Standards.
  • Monitor Test and Development database usage and operation.
  • Design and develop processes to automate database tasks, i.e., backups, audits, error reports, etc.
  • Analyze and recommend database changes to the hosting vendor for performance and tuning.
  • Backup and recovery using Oracle RMAN (Recovery Manager).
Required / Desired Skills
  • Oracle Database Required 4 Years
  • Red hat Required 4 Years
  • SQL Server Desired 3 Years
  • Unix/Linux (shell scripting knowledge) Desired 4 Years
  • SQL and PL/SQL Highly desired 4 Years
  • Oracle RMAN (Recovery Manager) Desired 3 Years
  • Java Development Experience Desired 3 Years

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