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Database Administrator, CAS Administrative Operations

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
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Aug 8, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus), Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
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Database Administrator, CAS Administrative Operations
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Instructional Support Specialist
CAS Administrative Operations
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The College of Arts and Sciencesat the University at Buffalois seeking a Database Administrator. This position assists the Assistant Dean of Planning and Analytics in the coordination and development of a cohesive data infrastructure that supports the College of Arts and Sciences programming, assessment, and planning initiatives. In this role you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the technical data infrastructure needed to support the college and the departments it serves.

As the Database Administrator you will:
  • Coordinate activities to maintain and further develop the department’s centralized data repository to facilitate aggregation and reporting of market data in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Planning and Analytics.
  • Extract, validate, and integrate large data sets from various sources in electronic and non-electronic formats to facilitate reporting and analysis.
  • Maintain, evaluate, design, review and implement database management standards to better serve the needs of the department/organization, including the maintenance of user access and security.
  • Collaborate with members of other CAS departments/divisions, including but not limited to Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing and Communications and Enrollment on data sources, web application and governance.
  • Regularly identify opportunities and develop enhancements to the team’s data repository and supporting software. Continually look for opportunities to enhance the data and reporting capabilities of the team; ensuring easy and fast access to data for Planning team members.
  • Develop, secure, and maintain database tools used to gather and combine data for all CAS entities.
  • Creating and implementing data security and recovery controls. Effectively manage all data across the platform and communicate all projects / feedback to the necessary parties.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent.
  • Three year’s experience in database design and management including: Database installation and configuration, data security, user creation and maintenance, database backups and recovery, database performance tuning and optimization, data transformation and loading, and querying and reporting.
  • Possess SQL certification in MySQL, MSSQL or other.
  • Project management experience.
  • Expert knowledge of SQL Server/ T- SQL, scripting languages including Unix shells and PowerShell, and the principles of web-based technologies.
  • Excellent communication and technical writing
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Technology Experience:
  • Operating Systems, including Linux, Windows, and Macs
  • Data feeds: APIs, data taxonomy
  • SQL Server/T- SQL
  • Experience with Qualtrics Survey software, Tableau Data visualization software and a high-level programming language – C++, Java, C#, Python, Javascript
  • Scripting languages – Unix Shells, PowerShell
  • Current tech stack – MS SQL, Oracle and/or MySQL

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree
  • Five or more years’ experience in database design and management including: Database installation and configuration, data security, user creation and maintenance, database backups and recovery, database performance tuning and optimization, data transformation and loading, and querying and reporting.

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$75,000 - $85,000
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