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Senior Database Administrator - REMOTE

Company: Highmark Health
Location: Trenton
Posted on: March 29, 2024

Job Description:

Company :
Job Description :
This job takes a lead role and uses specialized knowledge and expertise to implement, maintain, monitor, and ensure performance of more complex databases. Takes a lead role in planning and implementing upgrades or installation of new, more complex components, if required. May mentor less experienced team members. Local Pittsburgh candidates may be required to come into the office weekly in the future.

  • Take a lead role to create, develop, and review the physical model created from the logical model, ensuring that the detailed physical design of data structures and databases complies with standards, guidelines and procedures recommended for all aspects of more complex data modeling, database design, and maintenance.

  • Take a lead role to provide support for application staff and business areas regarding more complex database implementations, which could include a customized in-house database and/or a third party application package.

  • Establish automated monitor mechanism for space and database availability conditions. Establish best practices for database and application high availability through the use of third party technologies and through the exploitation of various database features.

  • Take a lead role in providing applications support for staff, as well as, outside division to answer questions and resolve problems related to the DBMS technology and computing platform such as Z/OS, UNIX, Linux, and Windows

  • Take a lead role in conducting root cause analysis to identify and resolve problems impacting more complex application and/or database availability and service levels.

  • Contact vendor support when necessary to facilitate application development and client problem resolution with optimum speed and efficiency.

  • Provide after hours and weekend support as required for on call responsibilities, database refreshes, testing, technology upgrades, and other off hour assignments.

  • Take a lead role and participates in establishing and maintaining technical standards, departmental procedures, and other technical documentation as required. Assure compliance to required Corporate standards, procedures, guidelines and processes, including audits.

  • Take a lead role in identifying, developing, and providing technology training to the application developers of the organization (formal and informal).

  • Participate in staff training opportunities (formal and informal) relative to rules, procedures, and standards for the access and maintenance of shared data resources.

  • Take a lead role and participates as assigned to intra and inter-departmental project initiatives.

  • Participate as assigned in the testing and recommendation of more complex tools and utilities to improve the effectiveness of managing and supporting the database environments.

  • Maintain contacts with other DBA professionals externally in other Health Insurance/Health Care industries and/or other industries to maintain a perspective of current trends and best practices.

  • Other duties as assigned or requested.


    • High school diploma GED

    • 3-5 years of experience in Information Technology


      • Multiple database technology experience important

      • 2+ years of Hadoop Admin experience ideal

      • CDP experience very helpful

      • Experience in cloud technologies helpful

      • Any automation experience using Bash scripts would be very helpful

      • Vendor database administrator certifications

      • 3 years Healthcare Industry

        Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.
        Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.
        As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company's Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.
        Furthermore, it is every employee's responsibility to comply with the company's Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.
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        Base pay is determined by a variety of factors including a candidate's qualifications, experience, and expected contributions, as well as internal peer equity, market, and business considerations. The displayed salary range does not reflect any geographic differential Highmark may apply for certain locations based upon comparative markets.
        Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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        Req ID: J237213

Keywords: Highmark Health, Trenton , Senior Database Administrator - REMOTE, IT / Software / Systems , Trenton, New Jersey

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