Senior Database Administrator
Company: Amica Insurance
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Senior Database Administrator (Corporate Information Systems
25 Amica Way
Lincoln, RI 02865
Want to be on a team that's building the future?
The feeling is mutual.
Our Lincoln, RI office is seeking a Senior Database Administrator
who will design, implement and maintain databases to ensure the
availability and integrity of corporate data in all Database
Management Systems (DBMS) on multiple platforms.
Work with appropriate personnel, including CIS staff, users and
vendors, to design, implement and maintain databases to support
business requirements at an optimum level. This includes tuning
databases for optimal performance.
Participate in a 24/7 on-call team rotation schedule.
Utilize industry standard tools to monitor and control the
performance, reliability and availability of the corporate database
environments. This includes the identification, diagnosis and
resolution of database systems anomalies.
Develop, test and implement procedures to ensure the availability
and recoverability of corporate databases.
Assist in driving and supporting best practices both within and
across teams and encourage all efforts to simplify and enhance the
Provide support for various activities including: database
maintenance, performance tuning, backup and recovery, application
releases, disaster recovery, database upgrades and patching
Competent to work at the highest technical level in multiple
capacities in the Database Administration Section.
Interact with vendors to implement technical solutions and diagnose
database systems malfunctions/disruptions.
Interact with appropriate areas to identify and evaluate the impact
of business and technology projects on corporate databases.
React on incidents and provide solutions aiming at maintained
Work under limited supervision and provide oversight and expertise
to application developers in SQL Coding and tuning. Act as team
leader on moderately complex projects.
Collaborate on development of complex technical and security
Provide effective mentoring and guidance to other Database
Administrators team members and IT development personnel and may
assist in developing standards for database administration
A 4-year degree and a minimum of 7 years' experience or, an
equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to
successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Proven knowledge and experience in managing, configuring and
monitoring databases on more than one platform (MSSQL, DB2 windows,
Extensive experience in troubleshooting performance issues using
query plan analysis and query optimization
Have an engineering mindset with proactive problem identification,
remediation and automation of routine tasks
Some experience in a scripting language preferred (PowerShell,
Knowledge of configuring database monitoring solutions and setting
Familiarity with Linux environment is a plus
Good understanding of traditional performance tuning approaches
using EXPLAIN PLAN, Query Plan Management etc.
Committed to continuous learning, including but not limited to
training sessions or seminars with a focus on expanding knowledge
beyond the current role.
Ability to effectively break down, prioritize and manage multiple
competing tasks independently.
Ability to identify challenges and risks to the completion of work
along with communication of those with possible original and
innovative solutions to the appropriate personnel.
Capable of completing non-routine work independently including
conducting research and using appropriate problem-solving
Solid communication and interpersonal skills across all levels of
the organization. Able to listen attentively and ask relevant
questions with the intention of being able to accurately understand
and restate the opinions of others.
Perks and Benefits:
--- Paid vacation, holidays and sick days
--- Generous leave programs, including paid parental bonding
--- Medical, dental, vision coverage, short- and long-term
disability, and life insurance
--- Generous retirement benefits
--- Opportunities for advancement in a successful and growing
Amica Mutual Insurance Company is America's oldest mutual insurer
of automobiles. A direct national writer, Amica also offers home,
marine and umbrella insurance. Amica Life Insurance Company, a
wholly owned subsidiary, provides life insurance and retirement
solutions. Amica was founded on the principles of creating peace of
mind and building enduring relationships for and with our
exceptionally loyal policyholders, a mission that thousands of
employees in offices nationwide share and support.
Equal Opportunity Policy: All qualified applicants who are
authorized to work in the United States will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation,
family status, ethnicity, age, national origin, ancestry, physical
and/or mental disability, mental condition, military status,
genetic information or any other class protected by law. The Age
Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination on the
basis of age with respect to individuals who are 40 years of age or
older. Employees are subject to the provisions of the Workers'
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