Assistant Director, Database & Application Administration

Denver, CO
Oct 03, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Database Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting NumberA01258Position TitleAssistant Director, Database & Application AdministrationPosition NumberE 1167Salary for Announcement

The hiring range for this position is $95,803 – $112,167. The final salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Employee CategoryAdministratorsDepartmentITS - Application ServicesEClass CodeFull Time AdministratorsPosition Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director of Application Services, the Assistant Director, Database and Application Administration provides leadership to Database and Application Administrators responsible for seamless operation of our primary business applications. Bringing successful management experience and personal technical expertise to the team, you’ll serve as its leader, a mentor, and an individual contributor.


30% Staff Management

You’ll lead a diverse team, providing guidance to team managers and multiple individual contributors. You’ll establish team metrics and measure team success on an ongoing basis while crafting strategic goals for your group and leading efforts to achieve them. Your manager will seek your support in decision-making, expecting you to advocate for your team’s priorities. At the same time, you’ll collaborate with Application Services peers to design modern processes and seek feedback from the campus community, taking ownership of issues to ensure they’re resolved.

25% Technical & Process Innovation
Technical and Process Innovation
We encourage a culture of improvement, ensuring an understanding of University needs and industry best practices. You’ll identify opportunities to revise and improve departmental processes, review back-end and front-end technology solutions, and recommend changes to improve unit and University effectiveness. As part of this, you’ll cultivate knowledge of DevOps principles and tools, and promote them within Application Services.

20% Application & Database Administration
As a hands-on leader, you’ll guide your team in managing Ellucian Banner and the infrastructure that supports the system, including Oracle Weblogic, Apache Tomcat and a range of third-party integrations. Your team migrates code into production environments, performs scheduled system upgrades, troubleshoots system performance or stability issues and administers system access for enterprise software solutions. As database administrators, your team manages Oracle and MSSQL database platforms, including routine tuning and maintenance, scheduled upgrades, patch management and data backup/restoration.

15% Project Management
The Assistant Director will manage projects on an as-needed basis to support operational success and strategic goals, helping with project scoping, requirements-gathering and project plan development.
You’ll also represent the App Services team in diverse projects, including disaster recovery planning, new system implementations and business process re-engineering.

5% Vendor Management
As a business leader, you’ll maintain positive relationships with essential vendors, arbitrating price, quantity, contract duration and other contract terms on both routine and large-scale procurement exercises.

5% Other Duties
•Occasional after-hours or on-call assignments.
•Hands-on product support including root cause analysis and ongoing development to support business areas.

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university*
•Experience managing technical personnel.
•Experience supporting production databases or web application servers in a Unix/Linux environment.
•Experience analyzing needs to guide system design and architecture decisions.

(*)Candidates who have not attained a four-year degree may substitute eight years’ professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics or a related field.
•Experience administering Ellucian Banner v8 or v9.
•5+ years of experience managing personnel in an enterprise environment.
•Experience using Unix scripting languages or a relevant programming language such as C, C#, Java or Ruby.
•Experience developing SQL queries in a relational database environment.
•3+ years’ experience administering Oracle Weblogic or Apache Tomcat
•3+ years’ experience administering Oracle Database 11g or later.
•Professional experience in a higher education environment.

Posting date08/23/2019Closing dateClosing InstructionsOpen Until FilledTo ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)09/30/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications received by September 30, 2019 will receive full consideration. Position is open until filled.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

BenefitsDiversity Statement

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:
Employee Benefits Offerings

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.
We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
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