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Database Administrator (Higher Ed)


PowerSchool | Higher Education | Austin, TX

This position, under the general direction of the Manager and Director, Software Engineering or DevOps, will be responsible for the overall management and maintenance of information databases used to operate IT applications and systems within an agile environment. The DBA partners with application development teams and infrastructure operations to ensure that database performance is not hindered and performance standards adhere to service-level agreements set with the enterprise.  This position is with PeopleAdmin, a PowerSchool Company.

 Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible for execution of day to day tasks related to monitoring and managing relational database management systems
  • Performs root cause analysis on trended database incidents, performance tuning and major outages up through the application stack
  • Develops automation that can trigger off a variety of industry standard monitoring tools to resolve common issues in the environment or maintain operating levels
  • Contributes to the design of scaling the management of an enterprise database environment including high availability deployment, pluggable databases, encryption and more
  • Specifies proper types of files organization, indexing methods, and security procedures
  • Advises project teams on the design of moderately complex databases
  • Defines specialized aspects of user’s data base administration documentation
  • Develops backup and archival policies and procedures
  • Configures storage systems software to meet requirements
  • Implements software solutions for performance enhancement, operator interface, and increased user capability
  • Other duties as assigned
Skills & Requirements

Qualifications include:

  • 4+ years’ experience as DBA
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent degree
  • Strong working knowledge of relational database management systems, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MS SQL.
  • Strong working knowledge of Shell Scripting, Batch Scripting, and Perl Scripting
  •  Strong working knowledge of Linux and Windows Server environments
  • Experience with remote management and IT automation tools Remote Desktop, Chef, Salt, Ansible, and the CLI
  • Experience with web analytic technologies
  • Familiarity with the functionality of Disaster Recovery, Virtualization, and CRM products
  • Knowledge of private and public Cloud providers
  • Strong problem-solving ability