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Senior Database Administrator
Salem, MA

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Job Description

General Statement of Duties

Information Technology Services (ITS) department at Salem State University seeks a senior database administrator. The senior database administrator will provide day-to-day operational support of our enterprise-wide SQL Server databases. This individual will have knowledge and understanding of our Oracle database environment and work with a support contractor to maintain that system. This role is responsible for supporting the faculty, students and staff of Salem State University in their IT initiatives, while working independently or as a member of a team, in order to deliver applicable solutions within assigned time-frames while supporting existing infrastructure and systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing duties as assigned by the director - service operations and centralized EUC.

Duties and Responsibilities (E) Perform installation, configuration, maintenance, backup and recovery, monitoring, and availability of SQL Server database instances, systems, and applications (E) Ensure performance, integrity, and security of database instances (E) Provide database support to university personnel during all phases of software implementation and/or upgrades (E) Responsible for composing documentation detailing database administration standards and procedures (E) Work with support contractor to maintain Oracle database environment (E) Responsible for maintaining personal knowledge and professional expertise consistent with current database trends Assist the Director with design, configuration, and implementation of Microsoft server technologies Assist the Director with design, configuration, and implementation of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) Serve on committees as assigned by the president or designee Demonstrate sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds Demonstrate sensitivity to students with a diversity of learning styles Serve as a role model and mentor for students as appropriate Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree
* Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience administering application databases
* Working experience with the following core technologies: UNIX, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle RDBMS
* Experience and ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

* Previous experience with the following technologies: Microsoft Cloud Services (i.e. O365, Azure), Citrix, Active Directory
* Experience with off-site backup administration
* Microsoft certification
* Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.

Ability to work nights as needed.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

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