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Database Architect

Augusta University

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Four-Year Institution

Database Architect

Job ID: 273192
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at


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Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Job Summary

Job Posting Refresh

Under general direction, the Database Architect (DBA) has duties of instructing, directing, and checking the work of other database systems and personnel. Works independently and mentors other DBA team members to design, develop and maintain the enterprise technical platform infrastructure. The principal function of the position is to provide a high-quality, secure, and resilient platform that supports the AU business and research needs. Database Architect provides the highest level of technical support and are subject matter experts on the integration and development of multiple complex enterprise systems. The Database Architect defines the technical specifications and planning for new, as well as existing enterprise systems. They also lead, mentor, and coordinate the efforts of database team members and other technical services staff to ensure that the technical roadmap supports the needs of the organization. The role includes working autonomously and as part of various teams and involves creating specifications, obtaining quotes, and defining cost-effective procurement of technical components for projects in order to meet project delivery timelines. A key focus of the position is to help ensure the success of the Systems team in achieving its strategic and financial goals, which correlate to the mission.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

DATABASE ADMINISTRATION ACTIVITIES (ORACLE AND/OR SQL SERVER) TO INCLUDE: Installing and configuring new instances of the RDBMS, restoring the database from backups after a failure, designing and writing maintenance scripts, monitoring and tuning performance. Designs and architect's database environments.

CREATE STRATEGIC PLANNING: Work closely with the Manager of Research Technology to create strategic planning for the group as it relates to enterprise goals and priorities. Act as a mentor to all DBAs.

MONITOR VENDOR SITES FOR UPGRADES AND PATCHES: Install, configure, and test in accordance with specific new software releases and upgrades. Diagnose and correct system problems resulting from upgrades, enhancements, modifications, and application bugs.

FOLLOW INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES: Ensure institutional policies and procedures concerning system and user operations are followed to maintain system and data integrity. Maintain documentation for all system-related processes.

OTHER DUTIES: Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or related field with nine years of experience with Oracle RDBMS, including SQL and/or PL/SQL as well as DBA-related duties.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Working knowledge of Linux/ Unix

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases


Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills


Ability to maintain confidentiality


Shift: Days; Monday- Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)

Pay Band: B16

Salary Minimum: $95,200/ annually

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today! Search Job ID: 273192

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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