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Lead Database Administrator

Company: Ameren Services Company
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

If end date is listed, the posting will come down at 12:00 am on that date:About The Position

  • Maintains responsibility for planning, coordinating, modelling, designing, implementing and administering databases.
  • May be responsible for performance optimization and tuning, documentation and change management.
  • Establishes and maintains security and integrity controls.
  • Formulates, performs and monitors backup strategy and disaster recovery.
  • Formulates and monitors policies, procedures and standards.Key responsibilities include:
    • Acts as a database designer responsible for complex databases employing deep knowledge of current technology and tools as well as relevant systems that already exist
    • Establishes and maintains database performance
    • Investigates and resolves intricate, difficult and complex database issues
    • Reviews data source requirements and ensures proper integration with the rest of the applications within the database
    • Analyzes, resolves and tests complex defects or improvements in the database
    • Leads database implementation and large- scale maintenance projects of new and existing databases
    • Identifies and evaluates industry trends in database systems to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management
    • Manages delivery of projects in partnership with business stakeholders, by demonstrating an expert understanding of the business needs and how technical analysis can produce solutions
    • Regularly takes the lead in developing data- related solutions based on cross-functional needs
    • Influences teams and stakeholders to achieve objectives; communicates how database administration work drives value for the business
    • Manages stakeholder relationships to ensure successful deployment of updates, problem solving and ongoing database administration
    • Provides implementation path for a group of systems to provide a solution; sets service level expectations
    • Coaches co-workers and provides feedback to enhance skills and knowledgeQualifications
      • Bachelor's degree required
      • 7+ years of relevant experience
      • Consideration will be given to candidates with 11+ years of experience in lieu of the degree requirementIn addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:
        • In-depth knowledge of database definition, structure, documentation, operational guidelines and security
        • In-depth understanding of relevant database software
        • In-depth knowledge of backup and recovery strategies
        • In-depth knowledge of writing database queries and scripting languages
        • Advanced knowledge of database procedural programming languages
        • Advanced knowledge of performance monitoring and tuning
        • In-depth understanding of business client application(s) and database integration and implementation
        • In-depth knowledge of other areas of Digital, such as cybersecurity
        • Experience working with software/application vendors to optimize their code
        • Expert level SQL statement tuning experience with Oracle databases
        • Advanced knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Manager
        • In depth knowledge and experience with Oracle Exadata, RAC, and Data Guard
        • In depth knowledge and experience with Oracle RMAN, including database cloning
        • Advanced knowledge and experience with Oracle partitioning methods and best practices
        • Experience patching and upgrading Oracle databases
        • Ability to drive complex problems to resolutionAdditional InformationAmeren's selection process includes a series of interviews and may include a leadership assessment process. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

Keywords: Ameren Services Company, St. Louis , Lead Database Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Saint Louis, Missouri

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