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Database Administrator

Apply now Posting Number: 492839
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Database Administrator


Information Technology

Job Summary:

The Department of Information Technology welcomes applications for the position of Database Administrator. The Database Administrator is responsible for supporting several Oracle Databases implementations, including mission critical support of our Ellucian Banner ERP, and related systems. As a key member of the Information Technology, this position works with a team of Database Administrators and Application Developers dedicated to providing excellent support of our customers. You will work to ensure integrity and high availability of these essential systems.

Daily tasks include applying both Oracle and Ellucian Banner ERP patches and upgrades, monitoring and tuning system performance, user access, database security, documentation, defining database tables, functions, views and packages. You will also work with the ERP project team (or other project teams as required) to determine needs, set priorities, create project plans and determine schedule for installations/upgrades. You will be responsible for applying vendor delivered patches in a timely manner. The Database Administrator is also responsible for the support of Apache Tomcat and numerous third party products integrating with the Oracle ERP databases. The Database Administrator will have the ability to make a reverberating impact as part of a team that is heavily involved in research and education, prototyping, management, and commercialization.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems and/or five years of experience in the information technology field as an Oracle Database Administrator is required. Adaptability while working in a rapidly changing technological environment is essential.  Excellent customer service and communication skills are a must. 

We are looking for excellence, attention to detail, strong ownership of one’s work, and exceptional problem solving and project management skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Create, maintain and refresh required Oracle instances/databases for development, test and production environments.
  • In conjunction with the network security administrator, establish and manage user access, and design and implement security architecture.
  • Monitor security breaches, error log(s), database and log space, user activity and resource utilization of production environment.
  • Work with application programmers to ensure application problems do not adversely affect production operations.
  • Monitor system resources of database servers to assure production systems meet performance & availability requirements and hardware enhancements are scheduled in a timely fashion.
  • Provide after hours on-call support for critical database issues.
  • Provide expert assistance in SQL and Pl/SQL statement tuning to improve performance.
  • Act as project liaison and coordinate with Linux system administrators for application of OS patches and maintenance required for database servers.
  • Following standards, write, maintain and document Linux scripts needed in support of applications.
  • Work with ERP project team (or other project teams as required) to determine needs, set priorities, create project plans and determine schedule for installations/upgrades.
  • Document all related procedures including disaster recovery.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with installation of Oracle products in a Linux environment, Ellucian Banner/Oracle DBA, Application servers such as Tomcat and WebLogic, and/or IBM System z is preferred.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume & Three Professional References

About the Department:

As a leader in educational applications of technology, Information Technology (IT) offers students, faculty, and staff access to advanced technologies to help promote a strong sense of community. A distinguishing feature of the Marist education is the manner in which information technology is used in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. This environment creates a strong applied research culture and includes Marist students as young paraprofessionals which makes Marist unique within higher education.

Marist IT staff come from diverse career and educational backgrounds. Our community of technologists collaborate to support a commitment to excellence with 80 staff members within 15 departments, more than 200 student paraprofessionals, and a 24/7/365 operation. Effort, talent, and commitment are rewarded and recognized within the division both internally by leadership, and externally through numerous industry accolades and awards. No two days are ever the same while working in IT. With our focus on open-source technology and innovation, we are committed to finding more effective and practical ways to use technology to meet institutional goals.

We are looking for excellence, attention to detail, strong ownership of one’s work, and exceptional problem solving and project management skills. If you’re a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a hard working team, we welcome your application for this position as a Database Administrator.

About Marist College:

Marist College is an independent and comprehensive Master’s granting institution grounded in the liberal arts located in New York's historic Hudson River Valley. It enrolls over 5,000 traditional undergraduate, over 900 full and part-time graduate, and over 300 continuing education students. The College also has a branch campus in Florence, Italy, site locations in Dublin, Paris, and other locations, and an Executive Center in New York City for corporate, graduate, working professional, and undergraduate education.  Marist has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, TIME Magazine, The Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges, and Barron's Best Buys in College Education and is noted for being a pioneer in the area of online degree programs. Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st Century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, the importance of community, and the principle of service. Please see for more information.

Marist employees enjoy a highly competitive benefits and compensation package. We provide comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, their family members, and retirees. Benefits may include tuition, reimbursement, rich health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision), life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and generous retirement savings plans. Other benefits include discount programs, highly competitive paid time off, ample opportunity for community involvement, and local volunteer opportunities with foundations and non-profit organizations.

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8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (On-Call After Hours)

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Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.










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