Job Description

Job Title: Database Administrator (Senior Database Administrator - Database Administrator III)

Location: Resident of Texas

Level: Level 10 or more years of experience  


Our client is seeking the expertise of a proficient Database Administrator possessing the following skills and experience.


- Enters codes to create production database.

- Selects and enters codes of utility programs to monitor database performance, such as distribution of records and amount of available memory.

- Directs programmers and analysts to make changes to database management system.

- Reviews and corrects programs.

- Answers user questions.

- Confers with coworkers to determine the impact of database changes on other systems and staff cost for making changes to the database.

- Modifies database programs to increase processing performance, referred to as performance tuning.

- Specializes in one or more types of database management systems.

- Assists in the planning, development, maintenance, and monitoring of integrated database systems.

- Ensures 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 the 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.

- Provides assistance in the development, implementation, and maintenance of database security policies and procedures.

- Provides support to users in obtaining data/information when accessibility issues arise.

The contractor role is for a Senior Database Administrator (Database Administrator III) and will perform advanced database administration tasks for databases used by applications with complex data models, workflows, and reports. Assists the team in creating and maintaining logical and physical data models. The successful candidate will work with Full-stack Java applications on HHSC’s cloud platform (Azure/AWS) within an Agile (Scrum) environment for the CFO application. The role will involve migrating data from Oracle applications to SQL schemas and loading it into collections. Additionally, the candidate will optimize database performance during and after migration, identify and resolve performance bottlenecks, and implement monitoring solutions to track database health and performance metrics. The DBA III works on activities including but not limited to database tuning, indexing, customization, transformation, data migrations/conversions, installations, troubleshooting, upgrades, patching, user management, security of data at rest and in motion, disaster recovery, clustering for high availability and load balancing, data backup, purging and archiving, implementation of database policies, data replication and backup to secondary sites like disaster recovery environments, procedures for the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of the sensitive and business-critical databases. The role will involve working closely with the team to create and maintain logical and physical data models, with a primary focus on Oracle and Azure Microsoft SQL. This role will require converting Oracle Stored Procedures and Functions to Azure SQL.


Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) to be considered for this opportunity.


10RequiredDatabase experience.

8RequiredExperience with Oracle, Microsoft SQL - (or similar).

8RequiredExperience with Relational Database Administration - (SQL Server or Oracle, for example).

8RequiredExperience in database design, database structures, analysis, and performance tuning.

8RequiredExperience designing enterprise applications and/or services.

8RequiredExperience creating technical and functional design documentation.

8RequiredExperience within software development Life Cycle using Agile methodology - (Scrum, for example).

8RequiredExperience with multi-tier system/application development - (SOA, Microservices, 3-Tier applications, for example).

8PreferredExperience with large volume databases, high availability, and disaster recovery infrastructure.

6PreferredExperience with Azure.

6PreferredAbility to Extract, transform, and load (ETL) data from various sources into Azure SQL.

3PreferredExperience in DevOps technology including CI/CD pipeline and build and deployment tools such as Git.

3PreferredExperience in Java/J2EE Enterprise Development

1PreferredAzure certification is preferred and not required.

1PreferredDBA Associate certifications are preferred and not required.

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