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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Database Administrator II (OIT) in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


If you are an ambitious Database Administrator looking for an exciting opportunity to leverage your experience in Mysql, Sql Server and learn Cloud database technologies, look no further. Come, join us on our journey to the future and be part of a dynamic team. We value those who are curious about technology, collaborative, service oriented, possess detail-oriented mindset, and strive to make things better.

We are seeking a self-starter, team player, highly motivated individual with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to will form collaborative partnerships grounded in trust and integrity with customers, peers, stakeholders, and leadership.


  • Builds, maintains and support enterprise databases for Emory Enterprise-wide applications.

  • Manages, monitors, and tunes databases to resolve database issues and ensures delivery of optimal database performance.

  • Interacts with application owners to explain and resolve technical issues and create efficiencies.

  • Performs rotating on-call 24/7 duties to support enterprise-wide applications.

  • Performs rotating on-call duties to support enterprise-wide applications.

  • Interacts with development teams and customers to determine database issues.

  • Assists with upgrades to ensure application databases function properly.

  • Patches databases to ensure Emory IT standards are met.

  • Performs related responsibilities as assigned.


  • Database Administrator will manage several existing databases and partner with development teams to implement Mysql and Sql Server databases

  • Define, develop, and implement automated and repeatable processes to meet data requirements, including those for availability, reliability, confidentiality, integrity, performance, scalability, auditing, and security

  • Development as well as operations including database builds, configuration, migrations, backup, recovery, performance tuning, data security by collaborating with other IT teams such as Cloud Engineering, Research Solutions, Enterprise Applications, Systems administration, Storage, and Security

  • Provide routine maintenance, monitoring, performance tuning, troubleshooting and problem resolution for production and non-production databases, including security and software updates.

  • Production operations responsibilities as part of a team for maintaining 24/7 coverage.

  • Ongoing automation and enhancements of the database platforms

  • Upgrade current databases to newer versions in alignment with vendor roadmaps

  • Work closely with application teams as a trusted advisor showcasing customer centricity and service managementCollaborate and offer leadership in chartering new technologies and develop pilot projects.


  • A bachelor's degree in IT or related field and two years of relevant IT experience in database administration that includes developing application queries or stored procedures, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.


  • AWS, Oracle, MongoDB, DynamoDB and other non-relational database experience is nice to have but not required.

  • Define, develop, and implement automated and repeatable processes to meet data requirements, including those for availability, reliability, confidentiality, integrity, performance, scalability, auditing, and security.

  • Working knowledge and experience with DevOps tools like Ansible, Git, Cloud Formation template, and site reliability engineering principles in an AWS environment.

  • Experience with operating in an Agile Scrum setting.

  • Familiarity with principles and practices of Change Management, Configuration Management, Project Management, and Systems Development Lifecycle.

  • Experience designing and managing services that protect sensitive data, such as data that is regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 76622

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Office Information Technology

Department OIT: Database Admin SC

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Information Technology

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor