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Database Administrator @Matheson Tri-Gas Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States Full Time

Job Description

The Database Administrator''s role is to design, install, monitor, maintain, and performance tune production databases while ensuring high levels of data availability.
This individual is also responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of databases and their accompanying software. This position reports to the Manager of Applications Development..

Dimensions: List budgets (the budget(s) that this job impacts), number of staff and any other scope data relevant to the job.

Position Accountabilities

Strategy & Planning

1. Assess and Develop long-term strategic goals for production databases in conjunction with data owners and department managers.
2. Work with application development staff to develop database architectures, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures.
3. Design and implement redundant systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets.

Acquisition & Deployment

1. Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.

Operational Management

1. Create models for new database development and/or changes to existing ones.
2. Install and configure relevant network components to ensure database access as well as database consistency and integrity.
3. Respond to and resolve database access and performance issues.
4. Monitor database system details within the database, including stored procedures and execution time, and implement efficiency improvements.
5. Monitor, optimize and allocate physical data storage for database systems.
6. Plan and coordinate data migrations between systems.
7. Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to databases.
8. Create, or support creation of, required reports in response to business user needs.
9. Perform database transaction and security audits.
10. Establish appropriate end-user database access control levels.
11. Develop routines for end users to facilitate best practices database use.
12. Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.

Required Skills
Personal Attributes

1. Good written and oral communication skills.
2. Strong technical documentation skills.
3. Good interpersonal skills.
4. Ability to conduct research into database issues, standards, and products as required.
5. Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
6. Highly self motivated and directed.
7. Keen attention to detail.
8. Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
9. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
10. Strong customer service orientation.
11. Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Work Conditions

1. On-call availability for Production Database failures.
2. Sitting for extended periods of time.
3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.
4. Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals
Required Experience
1. College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science and/or 3-5 years equivalent work experience.
2. Certifications in related technologies are a plus.
3. Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.
Job Location
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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