Oracle Database and ERP Administrator
St. Edward’s University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Oracle Database and ERP Administrator (DBA). The DBA will support the implementation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) by administering and maintaining the ERP application, related and integrated administration software applications, and the underlying Oracle relational database management system (RDBMS) and related tools. The DBA reports to the Director of Enterprise Information Systems.
The Oracle Database and ERP Administrator has many key responsibilities including:
Install, administer, maintain, support and monitor the performance of the Oracle RDBMS, related tools and infrastructure.
Manage upgrades, patches and fixes to the Oracle RDBMS and related tools.
Develop, execute and verify Oracle database backup and restoration strategies, policies and procedures.
Install, administer, maintain, support and monitor the performance of the ERP and related and integrated applications.
Manage upgrades, patches and fixes to the ERP and related applications.
Automate processes to monitor resource utilization and performance of Oracle and ERP-related applications and tools.
Evaluate trends in Oracle and ERP resource utilization against evolving resource needs. Identify and plan for necessary capacity enhancements.
Diagnose and resolve problems and errors related to the Oracle RDBMS, the ERP and related software applications and tools.
Serve as a technical subject matter expert for application developers and other technical staff. Provide and maintain appropriate Oracle and ERP test and development environments for the use of developers, other technical staff, and members of client offices. Provide assistance in application integration and problem resolution.
Collaborate with the Office of Digital Infrastructure on the design of information technology infrastructure to support the Oracle RDBMS, the ERP and related applications and tools. Work to ensure appropriate testing and monitoring of these systems.
Provide collaborative leadership in developing, maintaining and implementing strategies for securing the Oracle RDBMS, the ERP and related tools and applications. Develop and execute efficient and secure strategies for administering user accounts.
Demonstrate commitment to system uptime, reliability and customer service. Collaborate with others within Enterprise Information Systems, Digital Infrastructure, and Information Technology Resources in the context of software upgrades, patches and enhancements with a sharp focus on end user experience.
Implement and maintain highly reliable, available, secure systems and make recommendations for improving operational efficiencies.
Test and evaluate Oracle products and other tools for functionality and performance. Make procurement recommendations.
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How to Apply:
Oracle Database and ERP Administrator Search Committee
St. Edward’s University
Campus Mail Box 1064
3001 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
Proficiency in Oracle database administration. At least 5 years of experience with Oracle Database (9i thru 11g).
At least 5 years of experience working with Oracle Application Server (IAS 9i and above).
Programming experience with SQL and PL/SQL.
Oracle Certified Professional training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with installation, configuration, and monitoring of Oracle Streams for data warehousing preferred.
Experience with ERP administration. Experience with either Oracle (Peoplesoft) administration or Ellucian (Banner) administration preferred.
Experience with web architecture and tools to support enterprise portal and mobile applications preferred.
Ability to implement or modify complex application systems.
Self-motivation and self-direction; ability to work independently; ability to work effectively in a team environment; willingness to take direction; ability to participate in group planning processes; ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple assignments, initiatives and priorities; ability to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to rapidly learn and apply new technologies, tools, techniques and methodologies. Open to change.
Strong oral and written communications skills. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with colleagues with different areas and levels of technical expertise.
Strong organizational skills, proven ability to manage time and priorities, ability to complete complex projects and tasks with attention to detail.
Work experience in higher education and an understanding of higher education business practices preferred.
Strong familiarity with a broad range of information technology concepts—including concepts associated with enterprise level information technology infrastructure.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s University is the premier private institution of higher learning in Austin. Enrolling approximately 5,300 students, the university offers more than 90 academic programs. In addition to the many programs designed for traditional undergraduates, the university offers more than 15 undergraduate degree programs designed for working adults and 11 master degree programs. Over the last two decades the university has doubled its enrollment and invested more than $147 million in new campus facilities. US News & World Report has ranked St. Edward’s among the top regional universities in the West for nine consecutive years, and peers identified St. Edward’s as one of a handful of “up-and-coming universities” in both 2010 and 2011. The university’s newly adopted strategic plan, Academic Distinctiveness and Global Preparedness, reflects the university’s commitment to prepare students for success in a 21st century world increasingly shaped by globalization and ubiquitous technology. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage the university maintains a strong focus on issues of social justice.