IT Database Administrator

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TitleIT Database AdministratorHiring RangeCommensurate Rate Depending Upon QualificationsDepartmentIT&SPosting NumberS00421Exempt or Non ExemptExemptReports toChuck CurryFull or Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Months12 MonthsWork Schedule

Standard workdays M-F, 8am – 5pm
This position requires on-call work and flexibility to work occasional overtime, nights and/or weekends.

Position End Date (if temporary) Position Summary Information

Basic Function

The Database Administrator will provide administration, implementation, development, security, and maintenance for databases supporting our system of record, Banner.

This position will provide technical expertise in the setup, implementation, and maintenance of relational database management systems and associated applications that support mission-critical resources for College business.

The position monitors and tunes databases to insure optimal performance and insures proper security, integrity, and recovery of data. The database administrator is responsible for upgrades and patches to our Banner ERP ecosystem. This will include Oracle-based technologies such as database servers, application servers as well as business and learning applications.

This position will also keep abreast of enhancements to both the database environment and to the application product(s) in order to present relevant information to team members and will coordinate system outages with the team leader to minimize disruption to the campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Job Responsibilities:

●Install, configure, upgrade, optimize, and maintain Oracle-based technologies, including but not limited to: Oracle Databases, Oracle Applications, Weblogic (and Apache Tomcat), plus SQL Server and MySQL Databases
●Maintain and upgrade ERP modules and applications that are part of the Ellucian Banner ERP ecosystem
●Perform monitoring and tuning of the relational database management system(s) and related application database(s)
●Document and implement procedures for database backup and recovery using various technologies
●Develop, maintain, and implement procedures to guarantee the accuracy, accessibility and responsiveness of the database environment, ensuring optimal database performance and availability including the identification, analysis, and resolution of complex database issues
●Provide assistance to applications developers in the effective use of database query and programming languages
●Provide technical advice and recommendations to departments requesting specialized support or services
●Become a resource on a variety of database integration issues including migration between disparate databases, data conversion, capacity planning, interface building to other databases and new application deployments

Other Responsibilities:

●Perform and document day to day operations and complex technical systems, processes, and procedures
●Coordinate physical changes to databases and code trees with guidance and acceptance from the functional users
●Perform routine SQL code and table indexing reviews
●Leadership in the definition and development of database standards, procedures, and architectural changes
●Research and recommend new methodologies and technologies to maintain a state of the art system and infrastructure
●Manage tasks and duties that align with project goals and timelines
●Maintain and improve skills through self-study, seminars, and workshops
●Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

●Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or other computer-related field, or equivalent enterprise experience
●2 to 5 years of Oracle administration experience running mission-critical services
●Experience in installation, deployment, and maintenance of applications in Unix/Linux and Windows environments
●Strong understanding and demonstrable development expertise in both both SQL and PL/SQL
●Strong understanding and demonstrable development expertise in Unix/Linux shell scripting
●Strong analytical skills, problem-solving skills and the ability to perform in pressure situations
●Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures used in maintaining an enterprise relational database management system
●Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a professional manner with an emphasis for service quality
●Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to express ideas concisely and clearly to both technical and non-technical clients
●Must be able to respect confidentiality and exercise discretion when working with sensitive data
●This position requires on-call work and flexibility to work occasional overtime, nights and/or weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

●Experience in a higher education environment
●Experience supporting the Ellucian Banner ERP suite
●Experience with authentication systems such as LDAP, CAS or SAML
●Experience administering Tomcat and other middleware technologies
●Strong understanding of ITIL standards and processes
●Experience with Operational Data Store, Data Marts, and/or Data Warehousing
●Oracle Certified Professional
●Experience in Linux systems administration

Physical Requirements

Must be able to move around campus easily.
Be able to lift 25 lbs.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date03/15/2018Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Guilford College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation. See our full Statement of Non-Discrimination.

Additional Information

As an institution that is grounded in the relentless pursuit of core values that include equality and justice for all, the College adheres to Title IX and to all other federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education.


Guilford College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation. The prohibition on discrimination applies to any and all educational program or activities that Guilford College operates, including but not limited to admissions policies; educational programs; scholarships, loans, and other financial aid; and athletic and other school-administered programs, services, and activities. The prohibition on discrimination also applies to applicants or employees with respect to employment.


For additional information related to our nondiscrimination and Title IX policies and procedures, visit Guilford College’s online policy library at: https://www.guilford.edu/sites/default/files/2018-09/Employee%20Handbook%202017%20v8_09-27-2018.pdf. If accommodation or assistance is needed in completing this application, contact Human Resources at 336-316-2134 or email us at [email protected].


Guilford College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors and others, and to protecting College assets. Well informed hiring decisions assist in this effort. To accomplish this goal, the College performs background checks on new employees.


About the College: *Founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends
(Quakers), Guilford College is a selective four-year liberal arts college
located on a 335-acre campus in Greensboro, NC. Known for its challenging,
socially engaged programs in the arts, humanities, business, policy, and
sport studies, social sciences, natural science and mathematics, Guilford
is an intentionally diverse, inclusive community where students and faculty
collaborate critically and creatively to address complex issues and
problems with an emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please describe your Banner and data integration experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Please describe some of your strengths that you can bring to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please describe work performed including demonstrated competencies directly related to this position. Competencies are defined as knowledge, skill, and work behaviors that contribute to success in meeting the minimum and preferred qualifications of the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Describe your Linux/Unix system management experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * What is your current compensation rate? Please indicate your annual, monthly or hourly dollar amount.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What is your desired annual, monthly or hourly compensation rate for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • High School Diploma/GED.
    • Associate degree or some college/university studies.
    • Undergraduate degree from a four year college/university.
    • Master's degree or related studies.
    • Doctorate or other terminal degree/related studies.
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2

 

 

 

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Posted: 5/24/2019
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