The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Senior Database Administrator - Senior Database Engineer

Hiring department ITS
Monthly salary $6,666+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 12-10-04-01-9329
Job Status Deleted
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide database administration, architecture and design for Oracle database environments at the University of Texas at Austin. Use skills and experience to work on complex technical problems by using or developing advanced concepts, with a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

Provide primary support for Oracle databases, Oracle application, and secondary support for MySQL. Ensure that database performance is aligned to University business processes and usage peaks. Communicate information and issues clearly and succinctly with both technical and non-technical personnel. Assist with architectural strategy for database environments. Create database designs and implementations that support academic and business objectives. Define efficiency improvements and implementation of database policies and procedures for data security and integrity across heterogeneous database platforms. Define, implement, and test disaster recovery and business continuity plans and technologies to ensure resilience of database services.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Demonstrated experience in creating logical and physical database designs and implementations that support business objectives. Ability to define architectural and data model strategy for database design. Experience diagnosing causes of database performance problems and implement tuning and configuration changes to improve performance, increase efficiency, and ensure database capabilities meet peak demand levels. Experience defining, implementing, and testing disaster recovery and business continuity plans to ensure resilience of database services. Demonstrated experience in resolving highly complex issues involving databases and related technical domains. Exceptional collaborative skills, building relationships with application developers, system administrators, and other database administrators across the university required. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

SQL experience, both query and design (DDL). Demonstrated experience with database normalization, benchmarking and optimization. Project management skills and ability to lead large, complex technical projects. Record of developing project charters, timelines, technical deliverables, resource allocation, and task delegation. Record of timely completion of project milestones. Administration of MySQL database environments. Experience with scripting language (Python, Perl, etc). Experience with Linux.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Work performed on concurrent multiple projects under pressure of rigid deadlines and/or time limitations. May require occasional extended work hours or on-call obligation.

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