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Database Administrator
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted May 16, 2024
Title Database Administrator
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Enterprise Application Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology

Position Summary

The University at Buffalo, a top 40 public research university and the State University of NY’s flagship university, is searching for a Database Administrator in Enterprise Application Services. This position is an important role working with leading edge technology in one of the largest and most progressive IT organizations in Western NY.

In this role you will:
  • Implement, modify and maintain enterprise level databases as an application level Database Administrator.
  • Work closely with Database Analyst team members and the infrastructure team’s physical level Database Analyst’s.
  • Develop and coordinate backup and recovery strategies ensuring stability and integrity.
  • Perform maintenance activities including job scheduling, database tuning, schema and model design, user account management, testing and data refreshing in lower environments as required.
  • Develop, implement and document standards and procedures.
  • Assist with query performance analysis and optimization.
  • Assist with vendor product database installation adhering to local standards.
Join the vibrant community of UB Information Technology (UBIT) at an exciting time of growth and innovation. Our team comprises highly skilled and motivated professionals equipped with cutting-edge training and technical resources. Learn and collaborate in an environment that fosters success and supports your professional development. For more information about UBIT, visit our website. All duties and responsibilities occur in a 24×7 environment, necessitating occasional extended hours, holidays, or varied hours.

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. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more 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

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of experience or master’s degree or professional certification with 1 years of experience
  • Experience in the Information Systems field, the experience should encompass relevant aspects of implementing database systems in support of reporting and application development and should include experience in a comparable environment
  • Performance tuning and troubleshooting experience
  • Project management, communication and problem-solving skills, and eagerness to learn new technologies and techniques
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others having diverse skill levels and varying backgrounds
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with advanced, large scale database systems
  • Experience in a university environment
  • Experience with one or more of the following database systems: Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL
  • Experience with operating database systems in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Understanding and experience with contemporary database tools and techniques

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