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Database Administrator in Hammond, IN at NiSource

Date Posted: 1/3/2019

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    Hammond, IN
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Job Description

  • The Database Administrator is responsible for the reliability, physical design, performance, recoverability and security of corporate databases. 
  • This position is ultimately accountable for the availability, integrity, security, and survivability of corporate databases.
  • Creates, maintains, and tunes all databases (including tables, clusters, indexes, views, sequences, packages and procedures) required for development, testing, education and production usage
  • Performs the capacity planning required to create and maintain the databases.
  • Install new and maintain existing versions of the DBMS engines on distributed servers. Evaluates releases of the database and its tools, and third party products to ensure that the site is running the products that are most appropriate. Planning is also performed by the DBA, along with the application developers and Systems engineers to ensure that any new product usage or release upgrade takes place with minimal impact
  • Plans and implements backup and recovery of the database
  • Implements and enforces security for all of the databases
  • Monitors databases for problems and performs preventative maintenance
  • Performs tuning of application code as it relates to database performance
  • Provides technical support and consulting to the application development teams
  • Troubleshoots problems regarding the databases, applications and development tools
  • Participates in disaster recovery events
  • Because of the rapid changes that occur in the computer industry they may be assigned other duties that are not currently defined

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both written and verbal
  • Technical writing skills and an understanding of technical manuals, software specifications and general methods of database management systems
  • Must demonstrate competency in one of the database management systems defined below

Database Administrator competencies:

  • Oracle Administration
  • MS SQL Server Administration

Competency is defined to include a thorough understanding of the practical and theoretical usage and administration of database management systems (e.g., Oracle and MS SQL Server).

  • Ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience
  • Strong problem analysis skills

Education/Work Experience:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited school.  Work experience will be considered. 
Other Information
  • Occasional travel, including air travel. 
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends, when needed.
  • Must be available to participate in weekly 24x7 on-call rotation.
  • Requires the ability to meet pressured deadlines and time constraints.

 Position will be filled at a level deemed appropriate by the manager, based on educations, skills, experience and knowledge.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before January 30th!