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Senior Database Administrator

Wycliffe USA
Orlando, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 02/24/2009
Categories: IT
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Do you want a job where you know you will make an awesome impact for all eternity? Did you know that there are millions of people in more than 2,700 language groups who are still waiting for the Bible to be translated into their mother tongues? Many have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ! Then consider using your IT Skills to expedite Bible translation for them as a database administrator using Oracle DBMS, DDL, SQL, and Unix OS. In this position, you will provide technical expertise in the design, implementation, and maintenance of relational database management systems that support enterprise applications.

To qualify for this position, you must have a Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and at least one year experience as a database administrator. Also, you must have the ability to design and maintain physical and logical database management systems. Here at Wycliffe we welcome your partnership and hope that through it we will be able to see Bible translation in progress in every language that needs it by the year 2025! This is possible with the aid of information technology. Without it, it is estimated that it will take 150 years to begin Bible translation in every language that needs it. Become a part of this eternally-significant work!

Position Description:
Provides technical expertise in the design, implementation, and maintenance of relational database management systems that support enterprise applications.

Position Responsibilities:
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Ensures logical data models are mapped effectively and efficiently into physical data models that take advantage of the characteristics of the specific database management system used.

Reviews, develops, and designs data models using standard diagramming techniques, in conjunction with application development teams; creates logical data models and translates into physical database structures that integrate with existing or proposed database structures.

Monitors relational databases to optimize database performance, resource use, and physical implementations of databases.

Addresses a variety of database integration issues including migration between disparate databases, integration, maintenance/conversion, capacity planning issues, and new applications.

Maintains development, test, and production databases.

Monitors and manages database backups, logs, and journals; installs, maintains, and upgrades database software; restores and/or recovers data as required.

Creates, procures and maintains various database related documents such as manuals and programmers handbooks.

Collaborates in the design and development of databases to meet user needs and respond to or anticipate technological innovations

Plans and co-ordinates database security measures.

Helps to develop and implement disaster recovery and archiving procedures for enterprise data.

Participates in the Orlando Technical Services Team as well as the Enterprise-wide AIS Systems Team for cross-functional responsibilities.

Position KSA Competency:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of this knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Demonstrates a thorough understanding of Oracle DBMS, DDL, SQL, and Unix OS

Has the ability to design and maintain the physical and logical data base management systems.

Takes initiative, especially with learning new skills

Demonstrates skill in trouble-shooting and in attention to detail

Demonstrates desire and ability to support corporate Biblical and religious goals and participate in regular work related spiritual activities without mental reservation