Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/29/23
Applications Due: 12/22/23
Vacancy ID: 145081

Position Information


AgencyUniversity at Albany

TitleDatabase Administrator

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPSNU - Professional Services Negotiating Unit (UUP)

Salary RangeFrom $105000 to $115000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address 1400 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12222

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Five (5) years of relevant experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Applicants must address their ability to work with a culturally diverse population in their application or during the interview.
At least one (1) year of experience in Oracle database administration.
Experience managing multiple RDBMSs for enterprise applications.
Deep understanding of database architecture and its implementation in real-world applications.
Experience in performance tuning, backup, and recovery.
Applicants must demonstrate an ability to develop inclusive and equitable relationships within our diverse campus community.
Applicants must demonstrate an ability to support diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging relative to their role.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least three (3) years of experience designing, building, and operating Oracle databases.
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) certification.
Proficiency in PL/SQL.
Experience with scripting languages such as Python and PERL.
Experience operating databases in a Linux environment.
Experience hosting databases in cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, Oracle Cloud, or similar.

Duties Description Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University at Albany seeks applicants for a Database Administrator to support the academic, research, and business needs of this vibrant institution. The successful candidate has the technical knowledge and intellectual curiosity to design, build, and operate databases for a wide variety of applications and services. She/He/They have keen analytical skills and are driven to solve problems and acquire new knowledge to inform and build database solutions commensurate with the needs of a public research university.

As a senior member of a group of IT professionals, the Database Administrator plays a key role in developing and implementing standards, procedures, and controls that ensure the security, reliability, and availability of database solutions to provide robust databases for applications and services. She/He/They are responsible for assuring that the University's database deployments follow industry standards and best practices, meet regulatory requirements, and meet the evolving needs of the campus community.

The Database Administrator collaborates across ITS, providing input and expertise to a range of services.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide day-to-day operational ownership for assigned databases, including patching, upgrading, configuration management, database backups, continuous monitoring, and performance management.
Develop, implement, and document standards, procedures, and controls for architectural design, build/configuration, and operation of databases.
Ensure security, reliability, and availability of databases.
Maintain the security posture for databases in accordance with industry best practices and ITS Chief Information Security Officer and Identity & Access Management policies and procedures.
Provide subject matter expertise for database technologies by staying current with industry trends, developing and following a professional development plan, and regularly sharing knowledge with ITS stakeholders.
Analyze and design databases to meet assigned project and operational requirements.
Provide automated solutions that increase throughput and decrease operational expenses for the deployment and operation of databases.

Additional Responsibilities:

Effectively and proactively communicate and collaborate with peers and management.
Be available to provide scheduled support and consultation outside normal business hours, including occasional evenings, holidays, or weekends, within reasonable professional obligations and expectations.

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Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Programmer/Analyst, SL4; $105,000-115,000.

Special Notes: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This position has the potential for telecommuting up to 50%.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link

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Contact Information

Name Sandy Cowin

Telephone 518-442-6440


Email Address


Street 1400 Washington Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12222


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