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Director Database Administration

Company: VITAS Healthcare Corporation
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for supporting and ensuring the success of the VITAS IT Matrix approach, ensuring demonstrable progress across all Product Workstreams. Works within the VITAS IT Matrix Organization to assign project resources, prioritize tasks, balance resource demands and deliver projects on time and on budget. Monitors all staff commitments and delivery capability, immediately escalating delays to the appropriate leadership, product owner and project managers. Maintain stable development, test, reporting and production database environments. Oversee maintenance and support of UNIX server hardware, software and operating system environment. Provide on call support and for the timely and accurate resolution of problems for all database systems. Execute a mentoring process to bring all DBAs up to a high degree of competency. Determine, schedule and lead the major projects to be accomplished by the DBA department. Coordinate and schedule all projects that require database interaction and support. Participate in all phases of development projects that interact with the database systems. Work with application programmers on the use of database tools, techniques and concepts. Assist application developers with writing efficient SQL. Plan, install, coordinate and implement program products and tools that ease the administration and monitoring of databases. Develop and maintain standards to effectively monitor system performance. Maintain adequate operating system backups and daily backups of all critical databases according to disaster recovery procedures. Keep current on all new DBMS releases to exploit the new functionality. Coordinate and perform database upgrades, installs and testing. Perform Unix server installations, upgrades and testing. Provide support to the corporation in handling the daily scheduled database production jobs. Perform table modifications, database sizing, security and referential integrity administration. Maintain database synchronization on the backup servers in accordance with the disaster recovery procedures. Devise database reorganization and tuning strategies for optimum performance. Make recommendations to senior IT and/or Vitas personnel on the most cost-effective technical solutions during project design and implementation. Document required Service Level Agreements for all database servers. Co-ordinate all downtime and service impacting activities and inform the various business units. Prepare, execute and document Disaster Recovery procedures for all database systems and co-ordinate recovery activities with the Disaster Recovery team. Produce monthly reports of database growth and level of activity for critical databases. Coordinate, maintain and support all HR functions for direct reports, including vacation/time off requests, annual reviews and expense reports. Coordinate CARs and Purchase orders for equipment and materials required in maintaining an effective department. Create a model that supports the organization's mission and values based on an internal and external needs assessment. Monitor the internal/external environment and identify opportunities to fulfill the corporate strategy. Set priorities for planning activities for assigned unit. Serve as strategic liaison for key organizational initiatives between business units and their customers, both internal and external. Assess current operational business models and develop appropriate new models as needed. Approve personnel actions such as new hire requests and discharges, to ensure proper staffing Participate in policy development. QUALIFICATIONS Minimum five years DBA experience with Sybase and 2 years experience with MS SQL server Prior experience performing database installations and upgrades Prior experience with Sybase replication is a plus Experience with SQL scripting, stored procedures and triggers Working knowledge of HP-UX and Windows operating systems Ability to develop and maintain Unix shell scripts and cron jobs Working knowledge of network connectivity and interoperability of multi-platform environments Project management skills are required and the ability to use Microsoft Project Proven production support background of application databases in a 24 X 7 environment Strong problem solving and analytical skills are necessary for this position Database administration certification supplements the position skill base and is considered a plus Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing Excellent time management and organizational skills are necessary for this position. Ability to work independently without supervision Ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience Ability to work on various assignments simultaneously Strong interpersonal skills within all levels of the organization Ability to navigate within automated systems and proficiency in Outlook, Word and Excel Extensive knowledge of policies and practices involved in the human resources function Ability to direct staff and business functions in an engaging environment maintaining workforce production and development Advanced leadership skills to resolve critical issues and make strategic decisions to contribute to the organizational goals and objectives Effective operational and cost management skills Ability to utilize and administer the disciplinary action process through coaching and counseling to improve performance or terminate employment EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field from an accredited college or university or the international equivalent required. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES EOE/AA M/F/D/V

Keywords: VITAS Healthcare Corporation, Hollywood , Director Database Administration, IT / Software / Systems , Hollywood, Florida

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