Role Description :
The database administrator (DBA) is responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database. Also, is involved in the planning and development of the database as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.
Make sure that databases have the following qualities :
data remains consistent across the database;
data is clearly defined;
users access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs;
there is provision for data security and recovery control (all data is retrievable in an emergency).
Establish the needs of users and monitors user access and security.
Monitor performance and manages parameters to provide fast responses to front-end users.
Map out the conceptual design for a planned database.
Consider both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users.
Refine the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model.
Further refine the physical design to meet system storage requirements.
Install and test new versions of the DBMS.
Maintain data standards, including adherence to the applicable regulation such as HIPAA.
Write database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata) while controlling access permissions and privileges.
Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans.
Ensure that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly and perform capacity planning.
Work closely with Infrastructure Analysts and Developers.
Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security.
Required Skills :
Technical knowledge of Network troubleshooting, Microsoft Active Directory, structured query language (SQL), relational database management systems, Customer service oriented, Critical and analytical thinking.
Ability to work well in a fast paced environment, where the technology is constantly changing.
Education and Experience :
Bachelor or Master Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
4 to 5 years of experience in IT Operations or Computer Engineering field and 3 years of experience in Database Administration.
Able to communicate effectively (read, speak, and write) in English and Spanish.