Database Administrator (DBA)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 30, 2017
Jan 09, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

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Position Description

This position is responsible for all functions associated with the efficient design, implementation and maintenance of Oracle/SQL databases. Analyzes business application requirements and develops specifications for database construction and maintenance. Also responsible for database modeling, normalization, and vendor interfaces. Maintain and document all production databases and interface systems and resolves database performance problems.  This position interacts with many constituencies to develop database solutions to business problems. This position is also responsible for the design and building of tables, relationships, stored procedures and triggers. Work in either a waterfall or agile methodology.

·Plan and coordinate the activities related to running production environments utilizing Oracle databases.

·Create and maintain MS SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012 databases.

·Install, configure, trouble-shoot Oracle/SQL database and Oracle Application systems in Windows, HP-UX and Linux servers.

·Plan and coordinate the development of test and training and project related database environments.

·Plan and design database physical structure to accommodate large transaction volume and high availability.

·Perform database and application monitoring and tuning to ensure databases run at peak performance. Troubleshooting of performance issues.

·Assist in the design and implementation of database security policy.

·Collaborate with developers to implement SSIS packages, Stored Procedures and Triggers.

·Provide solutions for database sizing and capacity planning, server requirements and space requirements.

·Collaborate with System Engineers group to design, implement and test enterprise backup and recovery solution, including Disaster Recovery initiatives.

·Collaborate with the Application Development and Systems Engineer groups to implement/integrate Active Directory, LDAP and/or DHCP solutions.

·Collaborate with the Networks Services and Applications Development groups to ensure the platforms are robust enough to support the needs of the databases.

·Review new database programs, functions, procedures, and packages before they are loaded to production database.

·Upgrade and patch databases and systems as requested.

·Perform database mirroring, replication and support data loading, conversion and batch job operation and do trouble-shooting of development/production system.

·Recommend, schedule, and perform software improvements and upgrades.

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science preferred; demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree. 

Required Experience

Five years of Database administration experience in Oracle and SQL Server.  Experience in managing and tuning large volume Oracle and SQL Server databases.  Experience in setting up SQL Server Replication. Experience in managing SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012.  Experience in managing Oracle 11g database.  Experience in setting up and managing SQL Server partitioning. Experience in deploying SSIS packages and SSRS reports.  Experience with Oracle Grid and Management Studio.  Experience in database performance tuning.  Experience in tuning SQL statements.  Knowledge of SSAS, Cubes and data warehouse environments.  Experience upgrading SQL server databases to Virtual environments.

Preferred Experience

Experience working in healthcare.  Experience working on Oracle Financials.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 8th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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