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Database Administrator
Ref No.: 18-10261
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Database Administrator
Las Vegas, NV
6 Months


Description
This role will primarily focus on DB2 , with a secondary focus on Teradata, Informix, MySQL, and SQL Server environments. Direct responsibility for establishing database application development guidelines for coding and design standards, database management system strategies, and benchmark criteria for client database platforms and SQL Server administration. Additional responsibility includes focusing on the performance and use of client systems and applications to provide agreed-upon service levels, and ensuring that the database platforms operate reliably. Participation with engineering, development, and support groups to select and develop new database applications and technologies in order to meet service standards for the clients of our strategic database applications 10 or more years database engineering experience preferred DB2 experience required Knowledge of operating systems, relational database architecture, database analysis and design theory Rarely requires guidance, even on most complex systems analysis Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Database Administration, MIS or Electrical Engineering, Database Administrator Certification, or equivalent business experience required. KEY JOB FUNCTIONS Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following: • Participate in 24x7 On-call support rotation. • Directly responsible for the configuration, planning, physical layout, and architecture of the strategic databases located in the central computing facility as well as those used by all client locations. • Directly responsible for documenting all security procedures. • Participates in the development or selection of new applications and technologies enable the client IT to respond to the needs of both internal and external customers. • Provide senior technical leadership to the department, I.T. and the company, including being familiar with the future direction of technology and platforms, how that direction will impact the company, and how future and current systems can be leveraged for the benefit of the company. • Directly responsible for directing, evaluating, setting standards, and implementing hardware, communications and operating system strategies. • Directly responsible for managing the technical design of the host hardware and operating system. • Architect and manage multiple servers and software used for systems that directly support client business. Directly responsible for managing the technical design, planning, forecasting, modeling of the strategic customer databases. • Implement application and database access strategies. • Recognize and identify potential areas where existing data security policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business expansion. • Participates in the development of a long term strategic plan that links to the overall architecture, vision, Senior Management's objectives and ensures interoperability of all systems and applications. • Work closely with other I.T. groups to coordinate current and future plans and activities, including the coordination and technical assistance to facilitate specific development projects that involve the various system environments, the coordination of software upgrades and the installation of new products. • Plan, design, develop, implement and maintain system engineering processes, methods and tools. • Directly responsible for managing the technical design, planning, forecasting, and modeling of the strategic customer databases. • Direct, evaluate, set standards and implement database management system strategies. • Directly responsible for in-depth analysis and problem solving of complex issues outside of the real of daily system and database administration. • Participates in establishing guidelines for the development of database applications to include coding standards, database design standards, and benchmark criteria. • Participates in the development or selection of database applications and technologies to enable Information Technology Department to respond to the needs of our customers, both external and internal. • Responsible for evaluating new technologies, products, and methodologies pertaining to large database management. • Develop, design, implement, install and maintain computer system operating system software and related components. • Develop methods and procedures for testing, installing and implementing new hardware and software upgrades. • Engineer computer system solutions that meet clients/users needs in a cost effective manner. • Analyze, synthesize, develop, engineer, diagnose and maintain systems, programs and procedures that ensure peak performance and reliability of the computer and telecommunications systems at minimum cost. • Serve as a subject matter expert for documentation and standards to help direct the activities of I.T. as a whole. • Recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business expansion. Responsible for optimum system performance. • Responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans. Function as the department expert in emerging trends in hardware and software engineering through ongoing self-development and training.

Mandatory:

10 or more years database engineering experience preferred DB2 experience preferred Knowledge of operating systems, relational database architecture, database analysis and design theory