IS Database Administrator III – QNXT

Portland, Oregon

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Job Id: 63228

IS Database Administrator III – QNXT
This position is responsible for executing and maturing the organization’s IS database system support model (plan, design, install, and maintain) in alignment with business strategies.  Primary responsibilities include leading the design, implementation, and maintenance of databases, as well as playing a key role in policy administration and vendor relations.

 This is a remote position. Must live in OR, WA, ID, UT, NV, AZ, WI, TX and/or MT or be willing to self relo upon offer.

IS Database Administrator III – QNXT Responsibilities:
 Database Systems Design
Lead the design and management of highly reliable databases and database servers, including but not limited to the Microsoft environment, enterprise applications, custom built applications, data backup systems and cloud services.
Provide expertise in application systems software/hardware technology to the company, and participate in and consult on projects.
Advise other IS teams on best practices for database/processes design.
Manage the maintenance of the enterprise database portfolio and inventory.
Serve as a resource to developing administrators.
Database Administration and Operations
Execute tasks related to tickets and service requests for advanced to complex database and database server activities, and provide escalation support for compute tickets.
Oversee the maintenance of databases, database platforms and server software, such as database backups, index maintenance, software updates and upgrades.
Analyze business needs; partner with leaders across the organization to research and recommend solutions which balance business needs and risk mitigation.
Oversee the configuration and customization of database systems including high availability and disaster recovery.
Define, build, and review reports on databases and database servers’ performance and event anomalies; ensure internal adjustments are made and substantial gaps documented and elevated to management.
Develop and maintain appropriate database and database administration documentation, including current design and operation.
Oversee the configuration, execution and monitoring of quality of data protection such as databases backup.
Oversee the configuration of user account access to databases as needed.
Oversee the configuration, execution and monitoring of database replications.
Participate in an after-hours on-call rotation.
Standards and Policy Administration
Author and serve as subject matter expert to define requirements and standards for database selection and deployment.
Monitor and continually review existing databases systems to ensure they are designed to comply with established standards and to empower business operations.
Develop and maintain support policies and procedures.
Assist with the development and management of database security policies and systems, such as SQL server security.
Lead the planning for and support of disaster recovery and business continuity initiatives.
Vendor Coordination and Relations
Establish and manage relations with external partners and database vendors including installation and repair of services.
Conduct product and vendor research, and present recommendations to team and/or management.
Maintain service contracts and licensing; effectively negotiate with outside parties; escalate issues as needed.
Essential Department and Organizational Functions
Propose and implement process improvements.
Meet deadlines for completion of job tasks.
Maintain agreed upon work schedule.
Demonstrate cooperation and teamwork.
Provide cross-training on specific job responsibilities.
Meet identified business goals that contribute to departmental goals.
Perform other related duties as needed.
IS Database Administrator III – QNXT Qualifications:
Expert knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in most or all of the following:
Enterprise database platforms, such as Microsoft SQL Server.
Data replication strategy best practices, such as transactional replication and Always On.
Data high availability strategy best practices, such as Microsoft SQL Server clustering.
Data integration strategy best practices, such as ETL.
Document management and collaboration platforms, such as Office 365.
Scripting language technology, such as PowerShell and T-SQL.
Compute environments, such as server hardware, storage and virtualization.
Microsoft server operating systems and core services, such as Active Directory.
Cloud technologies, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
Data protection solutions.
Troubleshooting of system performance issues and root cause.
Monitoring systems and best practices.
Principles of system design and best practices.
Knowledge of ITIL and ITSM governance concepts.
Knowledge of project management practices.
Expert ability to author and maintain system documentation.
Strong and clear communication skills, including listening, verbal, written, customer service, meeting facilitation, and presentations.
Ability to clearly articulate policies, instructions, goals, and objectives.
Able to convey appropriate level of detail effectively to all levels of the organization including non-technical staff and leadership.
Able to simplify and present concepts in an easily understood way.
Ability to proactively and appropriately communicate status and needs.
Ability to author policies, document risks, and propose solutions to information technology management and senior leadership.
Possess a high degree of initiative and motivation.
Ability to effectively collaborate with coworkers, staff, leaders, and executives across all departments.
Able to see lead teams of people with minimal oversight.
Able to see the big picture beyond a request and take appropriate holistic action, employing “systems thinking.”
Strong project management skills.
Strong vendor management skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize work based on business need and direction.
Strong analytical and research skills; able to see patterns in data and draw appropriate conclusions.
Able to propose solutions and communicate business values.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
Understands and adheres to governance and process.
Ability to mentor and assist in developing junior staff.

Education and/or Experience Required
Minimum 5 years’ experience delivering database systems solutions and related services.  Experience should include most or all of the following:
Enterprise database installation, administration and upgrade.
Enterprise database infrastructure design including performance management and cost metrics.
Scripting and automation.
Cloud and “as a Service” offerings.
Microsoft operating systems and core services.
ITIL concepts and practices.
Concepts of Managed Care.
Project management practices.
Systems integration and data flow.
Experience with QNXT.
Experience with Claims Platforms.
Experience with Facets.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field.
Advanced-level Microsoft certifications.
Additional experience in related technology support and/or operational positions.

Salary: $120,000k-$132,000k/yr. (DOE)

Our client is thrilled to offer benefit eligible employees a competitive and robust total rewards package that includes comprehensive benefit offerings. Company benefits are designed to provide employees and their families with a range of options to meet and support their personalized needs.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.
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