Database Administrator

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

The Database Administrator's role is to design, install, monitor, maintain, and performance tune production databases while ensuring high levels of data availability. This individual is also responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of databases and their accompanying software.

Key Responsibilities
Monitor database system details within the database, including stored procedures and execution time, and implement efficiency improvements.
Investigates and resolves technical issues including those escalated by the IT Service Desk, PC Techs, IT analysts, programmers and project managers. Collaborates and engages appropriate technical and business resources, including technical support from product manufacturers and vendors, to determine root cause and resolve issues in a timely manner.
Design and implement redundant systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets.
Provides subject matter expertise in database technologies for IT projects and initiatives and support the implementation of those projects. This includes provisioning new or upgrading systems and following best practice standards and design.
Assess and develop long-term strategic goals for production databases in conjunction with data owners and department managers.

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or related field plus 5 years of relevant experience.
Working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring and supporting database servers specifically using Microsoft SQL Server. Experience with other database platforms including Oracle is a plus.
Ability to interact with all individuals in a productive, professional and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program
Demonstrated team player with professional, positive attitude and willingness to be flexible
Self-motivated with the ability to organize time effectively, demonstrated ability to manage details
Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.
Hands-on database tuning and troubleshooting experience
Industry certifications for contemporary Microsoft SQL Server version or versions
On-call availability is required

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 666576

Posted On: Jan 10, 2022

Updated On: Mar 17, 2022