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Supervising Database Administrator

Administrative Operations Los Angeles, California

USC's Technical Operations department is seeking a qualified and experienced Supervising Database Administrator to provide database and applications support for the Office of the Senior Vice President and the Administrative Operations division, and all associated sub-departments. This role will also supervise, recruit, screen, hire and train applications staff for Administrative IT. Will evaluate employee performance and provide guidance and feedback to assigned staff, as required, including counseling and discipline. Will be responsible for planning, designing, developing, and implementing databases of high complexity through other programmers and database experts. Tasked with identifying opportunities to improve upon current applications while maintaining a keen focus on security of all systems, including backups.

Additional job responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership and supervision for multiple staff members in an effort to create, implement, and maintain high-level database systems for a 1,000-person user environment.
  • Create and maintain relationships with both customers and peers in the university environment in order to assess and provide the best possible service model for sustainable success in IT.
  • Develops models, structures, strategies, and timetables for integrating multiple relational databases, including data stored both onsite and in the cloud.
  • Serve as top-level business analyst, providing ongoing administration and refinement of data. Will install databases, coordinating between them and network security, and perform configurations, tuning, and other management duties.
  • Collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders in order to create a sustainable, high-level service model for the future.
  • Evaluate, implement, and maintain third-party solutions, with a keen eye toward creating business efficiencies within Senior Administration.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 5 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Bachelor’s degree in information technology, data science, computer science, or other relevant field. Five years’ experience in Microsoft SQL Server database administration and software programming. Strong understanding of Windows Server applications, and ability to stay current on MS SQL updates. Experience with Microsoft Windows, Unix/Linux, advanced SQL, management information systems (MIS), performance tuning, backup and recovery, advanced Shell scripting, Turbo Assembler (TASM), and Teradata Viewpoint, advanced administration and architectural design. Strong understanding of database designs and query strategies to advise on optimal database performance. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, with deft technical documentation and public presentation abilities to explain database and server issues with non-technical individuals and groups. Supervisory experience, with demonstrated organizational, analytical, and project management skills. Experience with computational resources, data storage and management, and architecture and system administration. Demonstrated experience supporting large-scale network implementations and upgrades, and delivering reliable and quality network service within a higher education environment or large private sector organization with federated operations. Strong customer service orientation.



REQ20071931 Posted Date: 03/11/2019

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