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Database Administrator

Information Technology - Solutions

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Job Type: Regular Full Time

Open Positions: 0

Posting Date: September 07, 2017

Closing Date: September 17, 2017

Union affiliation: NC

Job Reports To: Application Integration Architect

Job description

Salary (Grade: NC8)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Oversees all aspects of the development and administration of the databases used by the University’s business applications on all centralized administrative computing platforms. Is responsible for many aspects of the database, including but not limited to: initial database architecture design, implementation, administration, access, monitoring, tuning, backup, recovery, migration, and support.

The University has been recognized as one of the National Capital Region’s top employers in 2015. The main campus, located at the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core, gives you access to a range of services, including fitness facilities and popular food outlets. As an employee, you will be working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, respect and appreciation. To encourage you to feel at home, the University has created a work environment that promotes health and well-being and facilitates a healthy work-life balance.

Information Technology is a dynamic and collaborative environment. We are focused on prioritizing and optimizing technological investments that facilitate the best student experience, as well as the activities of faculty, researchers and staff. Our greatest strength are the people working with us. People like you, professionals eager to flex their intellectual muscle and achieve new heights in their career. Working here gives you access to a great IT environment, rich with a diverse range of platforms, products, and services. This is a place where innovative ideas are welcome.

In a nutshell: working here is challenging and rewarding. It’ll bring out the best of you. We want people that have the drive to advance IT in higher education. We have the technologies to keep your inner fires burning, and benefits that can help you sustain a better lifestyle. And all this minutes away from gyms, the Byward Market, downtown, and the Rideau Canal at lunch time for runners and skaters.
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Essential Qualifications

University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in database administration, data administration, logical data design, physical database design, data processing, systems design and application programming.
Knowledge of the management practices in the fields of database and data administration.
Knowledge of the common analysis and data modelling methodologies used in the field.
Knowledge of the strengths and limitations of the common approaches to database design.
Knowledge of industry standards and best practices.
Significant knowledge of supportive software tools.
Significant experience with tools required for the overall monitoring, maintenance and performance of Microsoft SQL Server.
Knowledge of Microsoft Windows server management.
Knowledge of Oracle Database management
Knowledge of Oracle ExaData is an asset
Ability to proactively keep abreast of new/emerging technologies.
Ability to communicate technical concepts to users.
Bilingualism - French and English (spoken and written).

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. Applications from employees holding regular non-unionized positions will be considered first. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. The University also accepts external applications, they will be selected in second place. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

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