Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Information Technology, Computer and Information Science

Department: Information Services
Classification: Analyst Programmer 3
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $74,484 – $118,128 per year
FTE: 1.0

Hybrid Eligible

Review of Applications Begins

April 17, 2024; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application. Complete applications must include an online application and resume that address how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.

In Order to be Considered:

ALL applications MUST be submitted here: https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/533508/sr-database-and-application-administrator

We are interested in finding the best candidate for the position. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t think you meet every one of our preferred qualifications – use your application to let us know what is meaningful to you about this role and what transferable skills or other qualities you would bring.

Department Summary

Information Services (IS) is the central information technology unit at the University of Oregon and provides wide ranging services to campus. Information Services consists of four major functional areas: Customer Experience, which serves as the key contact point for interactions with campus clients and customers; Applications & Middleware, which manages and supports applications, integration services, identity management and data management; Information Security, which helps protect virtual or physical information; and Technology Infrastructure, which provides administration and support for the software, hardware, and services needed to support the campus IT environment. Information Services also includes the Advanced Network Technology Center. IS works closely with the Network for Education and Research in Oregon.

Established in 1876, the University of Oregon offers a breadth and depth of curricula with more than 270 academic programs and provides the opportunity to work at a respected research university with a strong holistic, liberal arts foundation. The UO also has a history of political and social involvement that embraces diverse beliefs, cultures, and values, and it is committed to environmental responsibility.

The University is also proud of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, an initiative specifically designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. Information Services collaborates with Research and Innovation and our schools and colleges to support the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University.

Eugene is the home of the University of Oregon. Located in the lush Willamette Valley, Eugene is well-known for outdoor pursuits like running, cycling, rafting, and fishing, as well as arts, music, crafts, brewing, wine-making, and community-supported agriculture. With branches in Portland and on the Oregon coast, the UO is deeply connected to Oregon’s natural and cultural treasures.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Software Solutions and Data Services, the Sr. Database and Application Administrator leads, coordinates and works collaboratively with other IT professionals to provide a stable and robust set of data management and application services to campus. This includes, but is not limited to: database, middleware, systems and network administrators; application systems analysts and developers; data integration specialists; business intelligence and analytics specialists; cloud specialists; data architects. This position works closely with IT professionals to analyze, troubleshoot, integrate, and tune applications, with the focus on the underlying databases and data structures.

This position will assist in the leadership of, and participate on, a team of database administrators to implement and maintain multi-tier enterprise applications and their underlying databases. This position will be critical in designing, upgrading, monitoring, fixing, configuring and backing up database systems.
The position is expected to evolve with technology changes and shifts in data management paradigms. The technology systems it will manage may be located on site, in one or more cloud locations, or in a combination of on-site and cloud locations.

The Sr Database and Application Administrator will assume responsibility for large complex enterprise systems and take independent action to ensure all technical solutions are compliant with industry guidelines, administrative rules and regulations, and local, state, and federal laws. The applicant in this position will be expected to apply in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of specialty areas to support standard and non-standard technical applications used to solve a wide range of problems and accomplish tasks.

Essential Personnel
This position may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

The incumbent may be part of an on-call rotation and may be expected to work on some weekends.

Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired.

Minimum Requirements

This classification requires a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in systems analysis and related programming support functions generally obtained by a bachelor’s degree in computer science, or an equivalent amount of training and applied experience.

Professional Competencies

Advanced, enterprise-level Oracle and/or MySQL database administration.
Ability to adapt and support change within a rapidly evolving technical environment.
Demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate and work collaboratively with a team of diverse IT professionals, clients, and partners. Demonstrated ability to create, monitor, upgrade, patch, back up and secure production-critical databases.
Demonstrated ability to design and architect database systems and associated applications in a complex environment.
Demonstrated ability using SQL in a moderate to complex environment.
Demonstrated understanding of the importance of protecting sensitive and private data.
Demonstrated ability to install and configure software in a Linux or UNIX environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to diverse audiences.
Ability to work within and/or lead technical teams and on complex projects.
Ability to utilize project management tools.

Preferred Qualifications

Five years of experience in a technical role focusing on database administration.
Experience with distributed enterprise database applications including designing, configuring, securing, administering and integrating with on premise clustered databases and/or cloud based services.
Experience leading ,coordinating and providing direction of work to a technical team or complex project.
Experience administering and supporting enterprise applications such as Ellucian’s Banner ERP, enterprise data decision support solutions on-prem or within cloud infrastructures.
Experience designing, architecting, troubleshooting and tuning enterprise data structures and models.
Familiarity with PL/SQL, Java, Groovy, C or other programming languages.
Experience with ITIL or ITSM.

FLSA Exempt: Yes