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IT Operations Database Lead
Ref No.: 17-00312
Location: Albany, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 05/29/2017
This is a six month contract position for an IT Operations Database Lead in Albany, NY

Job Description

The IT Operations Database Lead is a dynamic and fast paced position responsible for leading the operational team as it supports all routine and adhoc activities related to the database systems across the enterprise. The IT Ops Database Lead is responsible for the running and managing of the database environment that support business application and decision support systems. Integration and collaboration with application design teams, analytics teams and Operations essential.

  • Manage, coordinate and implement routine database deployment and administration tasks (monitoring, management, troubleshooting, patching, etc)
  • Lead a team of operational DBAs both on and off-shore
  • Work closely with Database Architecture to define and implement processes/procedures related to database systems
  • Collaborate with Application Development and Analytics teams to establish deployment guidelines, expectations, best practices and SLAs.
  • Fully vet all requests related to database systems to ensure best practices are being followed and system stability is the first priority
  • Perform and document disaster recovery tests, working with Database Architecture to define DR processes
  • Install and configure database systems according to best practices and standards
  • Operational Database tuning and performance monitoring.
  • Interface with Microsoft, Oracle and other vendor companies for technical support.
  • Manage database server backups and restores in an enterprise backup solution
  • Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation for troubleshooting and problem escalation
  • Effectively work with other operational teams (ServiceDesk, Access Management, Engineering, etc)
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Seven (7) years' experience in Information Technology and Database administration
  • A strong understanding of database programming, performance tuning, troubleshooting and best practices
  • A solid understanding of database failover and disaster recovery technologies (Dataguard, Availability groups, FCIs etc)
  • Experience working with database vendors and their associated technical support systems
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Effective communication of complex technical issues across the organization
  • ITIL and Project management experience
  • Knowledge of HIPAA compliance and strong familiarity with SSL, TDE and other encryption technologies
  • The employee agrees to comply with company's Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, rules, regulations and standards of conduct relating to the Corporate Compliance Policy and has a duty and obligation to report any suspected violations of any law, the standards of conduct or Corporate Compliance Policy to his or her immediate Supervisor, the fraud and abuse hotline, the Compliance Officer, the Compliance Director, Human Capital Management or the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrated technical and leadership abilities, managing small DBA and Middleware teams
  • Trizetto Facets hands on experience preferred
  • HMO or health related industry experience preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex or age.