Database Administrator I

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic and operational success. The Database Administrator I shall have the primary responsibility to manage relational databases. This customer-centric role will create and maintain reports in a suite of reporting tools. An accomplished IT professional will be someone who has a thorough understanding of the MS SQL database platform and have the ability to write processes and procedures in Transact-SQL.

Essential Duties:

Communicate with faculty and staff and translate the institution's needs into operational procedures and systems. This position requires the ability to function successfully in both team and independent work environments. Provide emergency 24 x 7 on-call support on a rotating basis.

  • Build database systems of high availability and quality depending on each end user’s specialized role.
  • Design and implement database in accordance to end user's information needs and views.
  • Define users and enable data distribution to the right user, in the appropriate format, and in a timely manner.
  • Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data.
  • Minimize database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses.
  • Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users.
  • Determine, enforce and document database policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy, and integrity.
  • Monitor database performance, implement changes, and apply new patches and versions when required
  • Perform a wide range of database administration duties including installations, debugging, maintenance, upgrades, and general support for Cisco, Juniper, HP, Nortel, and Extreme network equipment.
  • Coordinate with the rest of the IMT team to meet the team objectives.
  • Provide emergency 24 x 7 on-call support on a rotating basis.
  • Diagnoses and resolves complex problems in the university network core and building LANs.
  • Reviews and designs the network to provide a high level of security to protect the institution’s assets and data.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Problem-solving skills and ability to think algorithmically.
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to research & solve complex issues independently.
  • Ability to effectively communicate issues and resolutions to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive customer and internal information
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Ability to handle information that’s sensitive and confidential in nature in the utmost professional manner.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.


  • The successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master's degree preferred), in Networking, Computer Science, Information Technology. Three plus years of progressive management experience, or related work experience (relevant experience - field preferred – and education may be considered in lieu of a degree).
  • Proven working experience as a Database Administrator. Hands-on experience with database standards and end-user applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity, and SQL.
  • Previous experience with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third-party tools.
  • Familiarity with programming languages API
  • Significant experience working with Windows servers and network monitoring tools.
  • Strong knowledge of networking, including TCP/IP, VLANs, Ethernet, SONET, switching, routing, and routing protocols (BGP/OSPF), 802.1Q, and DNS.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.

Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience. In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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