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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Senior Database Administrator in MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota

Senior Database Administrator

United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis

Information Technology


Ref #: 15217

LinkedIn Tag: #LI-MW1

How you'll help us Keep Climbing (overview & key responsibilities)

The Senior Database Administrator is responsible for all technical aspects of data analysis and database management, as well as providing some basic project leadership and direction and mentoring for junior members of the team. Database Administrators typically are involved in maintenance, enhancement, designing of data dictionaries, physical and logical database models, and performance tuning. Database Administrators are also responsible for understanding, configuring, and managing database administration tools. A person in this role will be expected to be highly proficient in one main RDBMS platform (for example Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server) and also have exposure to at least one other. Most Senior Database Administrators will have worked on projects where they had a technology selection or direction setting role rather than just operations. A candidate for this role will possess the ability to work independently on multiple projects concurrently, potentially providing direction and guidance to more junior members of the team on the same project. Also, the Senior Database Administrator will be comfortable researching technology solutions and providing recommendations for implementation either verbally or in writing, to leadership or to a broader group. Problem Management is a key skill area for the Senior Database Administrator as they will be asked to lead root cause analysis efforts when major incidents occur. The ability to forensically research an issue by reviewing historical diagnostic data, determine the cause for an issue, identify a solution, and provide direction and drive to implementation of that remediation are all key skills in this space.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides database support for business applications and schedules back up jobs for user databases

  • Provides access control (password resets /account creation/deletion) and checks IP compliance (violation report review, compliance updates and compliance set ups).

  • Performs data life cycling and data replication activities.

  • Research connectivity issues and recurring errors in Application database.

  • Responds to database alerts and takes appropriate actions.

  • Provides escalation for Level 1 and 2 Technical 24x7 support.

  • Performs database creations.

  • Performs performance tuning and troubleshooting for database.

  • Performs application database maintenance and provides technical assistance to users.

  • Manages and facilitates database object changes as part of the Software Development Lifecycle.

  • Ensures that metrics and alerts are properly in place to meet monitoring requirements.

  • Performs application database and OS scripting.

  • Reviews Information Protection compliance reports and notifications for individual databases and internal processes (including compliance updates and compliance set ups).

  • Performs database recovery from logs, hot and cold backups, Export/Imports and Disaster Recovery.

  • Performs database creation, decommissioning, and database updates/migrations to a higher/lower version or cross platform migrations. Also involved in database, schema, and object refresh activities.

  • Monitors and reports existing database Instance, Database, Server activities for CPU, Memory, and Cach, logs performance, and recommends effective resource utilization/emergency recovery procedures

  • Performs Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery activities during Business Continuity Plan events.

  • Plans, schedules, and helps to facilitate operating system software updates and patches (including 3rd party tools) using change management and release management processes.

  • Implements database security and auditing features and periodic reviews.

  • Conducts root cause analysis for repeated incidents.

  • Performs heterogeneous database interface deployment and support for various data interfaces with applications, Middleware interface and functionality deployment with database architecture.

  • Designs and participates in capacity planning processes that include monitoring of existing database Instance, Database, Server activities for CPU, Memory, Cache, Logs performance and recommends effective utilization of resources.

  • Conducts team training and responsible for resource management.

  • Research new technologies to address operations reliability and compliance.

What you need to succeed (minimum qualifications)

  • 5+ years of hand-on working experience with the primary RDBMS platform in large enterprise-scale environments with 100+ databases some of which exceed 10TB in size or more

  • Strong knowledge of ITIL processes and standards including Change, Incident, and Problem Management

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; able to develop recommendations on technology selection as well as problem solutions and clearly articulate that recommendation to peers and leadership

  • Confidence to provide mentoring and direction to junior team members on technical projects; able to self-motivate especially around research and troubleshooting

  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple complex, long-duration technical projects and initiatives with minimal leadership direction

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field

  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc.

What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications)

  • Strong communication skills

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