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Database and Application Administrator

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

Database and Application Administrator

Job no: 531016

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Information Technology, Computer and Information Science

Department: Information Services
Classification: Analyst Programmer 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $57,108 - $105,984 per year
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

February 20, 2023, open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your online application, please include:
  • Current resume
  • Cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined.

    Department Summary

    Information Services (IS) is the central information technology unit at the University of Oregon and provides wide-ranging services to campus. Information Services consists of four major functional areas: Customer Experience, which serves as the key contact point for interactions with campus clients and customers; Applications & Middleware, which manages and supports applications, integration services, identity management and data management; Information Security, which helps protect virtual or physical information; and Technology Infrastructure, which provides administration and support for the software, hardware, and services needed to support the campus IT environment. Information Services also includes the Advanced Network Technology Center. IS works closely with the Network for Education and Research in Oregon.

    Established in 1876, the University of Oregon offers a breadth and depth of curricula with more than 270 academic programs and provides the opportunity to work at a respected research university with a strong holistic liberal arts foundation. The UO also has a history of political and social involvement that embraces diverse beliefs, cultures, and values, and it is committed to environmental responsibility.

    The University is also proud of its newly-announced Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, an initiative specifically designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. Information Services collaborates with Research and Innovation and our schools and colleges to support the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University.

    Eugene is the home of the University of Oregon. Located in the lush Willamette Valley, Eugene is well-known for outdoor pursuits like running, cycling, rafting, and fishing, as well as arts, music, crafts, brewing, wine-making, and community-supported agriculture. With branches in Portland and on the Oregon coast, the UO is deeply connected to Oregon's natural and cultural treasures.

    Position Summary

    Reporting to the Director of Software Solutions and Data Services, the Database and Application Administrator works collaboratively with other IT professionals to provide a stable and robust set of data management and application services to campus. This includes, but is not limited to: database, middleware, systems and network administrators; application systems analysts and developers; data integration specialists; business intelligence and analytics specialists; cloud specialists; data architects. This position works closely with IT professionals to analyze, troubleshoot, integrate, and tune applications, with the focus on the underlying databases and data structures.

    This position works on a team of database administrators to implement and maintain multi-tier applications and their underlying databases. This position will be critical in upgrading, monitoring, fixing, configuring and backing up database systems. These systems include Oracle databases in a RAC configuration and MySQL databases configured for high availability. These databases are hosted on RHEL (Redhat and Linux) operating systems. The position is expected to evolve with technology changes and shifts in data management paradigms. The data systems it will manage may be located on site, in one or more cloud locations, or in a combination of on-site and cloud locations. It may be expected to work with structured and unstructured data, depending on the needs of the supported clientele.

    The Database and Application Administrator will take independent action to ensure all technical solutions are compliant with industry guidelines, administrative rules and regulations, and local, state, and federal laws.

    This position is be expected to apply broad knowledge to standard and non-standard technical applications to solve a wide range of problems and accomplish tasks.

    Essential Personnel:
    This position may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

    On Call Rotation:
    This position may be required to participate in an on call rotation. Being on call requires the participant to live in an area with cell phone reception or to be within cell phone reception for the entire duration of the on call period. On call also requires the participant to be within a 1 hour drive of the UO campus for the entire duration of the on call period to be able to respond to issues if needed. On call periods are typically 1-4 weeks in duration.

    Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired.
    The position is available for hybrid or in-person.

    Minimum Requirements

  • A basic foundation of knowledge and skills in systems analysis and related programming support functions generally obtained by a bachelor's degree in computer science, or related area, or an equivalent amount of training and applied experience.

    Professional Competencies

  • Advanced, enterprise-level Oracle and/or MySQL database administration.
  • Ability to adapt and support change within a rapidly evolving technical environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of diverse IT professionals, clients, and partners. Demonstrated ability to create, monitor, upgrade, patch, back up and secure production-critical databases.
  • Ability using SQL in a moderate to complex environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the importance of protecting sensitive and private data.
  • Ability to install and configure software in a Linux or UNIX environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to diverse audiences.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Three years of experience in a technical role focusing on Oracle and/or MySQL database administration in a Linux/Unix environment.
  • Three years of experience administering Ellucian's Banner ERP application and/or other ERP administration.
  • Three years of experience creating/editing coded jobs/procedures with PLSQL/TSQL, Java, Groovy, C or other programming languages.
  • Three years of experience working within technical teams and on complex projects, preferably in an enterprise environment
  • Experience managing service delivery, integrating, and supporting database systems within an on-premise and/or cloud based environment.
  • Experience supporting the ETL process for data decision support systems.
  • Experience configuring and administering multi-tier applications that use Oracle and/or MySQL databases.
  • Experience configuring and administrating clustered, distributed or replicated database systems.
  • Experience architecting and tuning data structures.
  • Experience with basic project management.
  • Experience with ITIL or ITSM.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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