Junior Database Administrator

Job description

Dedicated to quality, innovation, engagement, integrity and inclusion, University Technology Services/Enterprise Application Services (UTS/EAS) maintains the highest standards in providing a wide range of software solutions to units throughout the University. UTS/EAS maintains software systems that support the University's core business as well as develops custom applications in partnership with DU departments to enhance services to our community. Our services range from consultation to implementation to continuous support of software solutions. Services include:

  • Software implementation, support and development
  • Secure access to institutional information
  • Database development and administration
  • Data interfaces
  • Document Management
  • Workflow solutions
  • Business Process analysis and improvements
  • Consultation with DU departments on software development or purchase
  • Data Warehouse administration, reporting and data mining
  • Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, and Dashboards
  • UTS/EAS ensures the current and future software applications are efficient and effective, maintains an appropriate balance between leading-edge activities and core business processes, and provides appropriate information access and data security.
  • UTS/EAS is responsible for all aspects of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Database Management, Data Warehouse administration, Information Analytics (BI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Learning Management System (LMS), Document Management and Workflow.

Position Summary

The Junior Database Administrator (DBA) typically performs the duties of a Production DBA, a Weblogic Administrator, and an Application DBA. This position is responsible for database and application server installations and upgrades. This position installs and maintains the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Data Warehouse, and other administrative applications. The Junior DBA will perform database and application server monitoring, and database backup and recovery. This position reports to the Director of Enterprise Software Development and Database Administration and participates in team projects related to database administration.

Essential Functions

This position will perform the following duties under supervision:

  • Create and maintain Oracle and SQL Server databases required for development, testing and production usage.
  • Install, configure and administer Oracle Weblogic Server and other application servers.
  • Perform ERP, Data Warehouse and other administrative software installs, upgrades and patches.
  • Execute backup and recovery strategies for databases and applications.
  • Monitor databases and applications for availability.
  • Provide 24/7 support for critical situations on an on-call basis.
  • Follow enterprise standards to apply requested and approved modifications to database structures, data and applications.
  • Manage complete project lifecycle.
  • Effectively communicate project status with direct supervisor and project owner.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of relational database theory, design and architecture.
  • Knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL.
  • Basic understanding of routine maintenance, backup and recovery of a database.
  • General understanding of distributed computing architectures (e.g. Client/Server, Internet/Intranet, Enterprise).
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence, policies and technical procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to various situations.
  • Ability to utilize general mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to apply concepts and analyze relevant data.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization and documentation exists.
  • Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize high volume of work.
  • Attention to detail is critical.
  • Work effectively in team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • Strong and innovative problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Entry level to 2 years of experience in database administration (preferably Oracle and/or SQL Server) or coursework specific to database administration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer information systems or other related field.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Rohini Ananthakrishnan at

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005393
Posted: 3/8/2017
Application Due: 5/7/2017
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable