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Database Administrator - IT Recovery (DR1)

"We're not in the shipping business; we're in the information business" -Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder
Global supply chain management is what we do, but at the heart of Expeditors you will find professionalism, leadership, and a friendly environment, all of which foster an innovative, customer service-based approach to logistics.
16,000 trained professionals
250+ locations worldwide
Fortune 500
Globally unified systems
THIS JOB IS IN SPOKANE WASHINGTON
JOB TITLE:
Database Administrator - DR1
DIRECT REPORTING STRUCTURE:
DR1 - Supervisor
INDIRECT REPORTING STRUCTURE:
PURPOSE:
The Database Administrator at DR1 is the primary it Recovery expert as it pertains to data replication technologies. This includes the setup, monitoring, as well as continuous testing of those technologies.
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:
The database administration team is responsible for reliability, integrity, availability and consistency of data through the support of the database environments throughout the Expeditors systems. As a DBA, you will engage business analysts, system architects, systems administrators, software developers and quality assurance resources to deliver a database environment that supports our business objectives.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
People:
Be a team player
Attend Corporate DBA team meetings
Articulate technical topics to non-technical individuals or teams
Operations:
Database Backup and Recovery
Database Design
Database High Availability / Disaster Recovery Solutions
Database Installation, Configurations, and Upgrades
Database Migrations to New Servers
Database Monitoring
Database Performance
Database Replication
Database Security / Authorizations
Database Troubleshooting
SQL Tuning
On call duty rotation with corporate DBA team
Customer
Acknowledge customer requests and take ownership
Maintain a "IT Recovery first" mindset when interacting with internal or external customers
Strong follow through with customer engagements, achieving closure
Finance:
Ensure hardware and software resources are efficiently used
Perform return on investment analysis for project efforts
Compliance:
Follow Expeditors Code of Business Conduct
Culture:
Demonstrate Expeditors 10 cultural attributes: Appearance, Attitude, Confidence, Curiosity, Excellence, Integrity, Pride, Resolute, Sense of Humor, and Visionary.
Systems:
Be open to implementing new system changes or enhancements to better processes and procedures.
Be involved and suggest system/process improvements.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND BEHAVIOUR:
Knowledge:
DB2, SQL Server, PostgreSQL experience
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Scripting/Programming (e.g. Perl, Shell, Java, Python, Powershell etc.)
Linux , Unix, and Windows OS
Skill:
Capacity planning
Exploratory analysis
Organization
Research and troubleshooting
Behaviour:
Team player
Sense of urgency
Open to feedback
Initiative and ability to work in autonomy
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Training Requirements:
Meet company standards of 52 hours training per year, including as needed management/leadership training.
Education and Experience:
2+ years working as a Database Administrator or equivalent experience.
Qualifications:
DB2 Expertise Required
Familiarity with other relational database management systems ( SQL Server, Oracle) and their core concepts
Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL)
Experience with Unix and Microsoft Windows environments
Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
Ability to collaborate in team environment
Essential Experience
Mid-level experience configuring, installing, monitoring and maintenance of DB2
Mid-level experience troubleshooting database errors and tuning database performance
Ability to research and evaluates alternatives, and recommend business solutions
Ability to self-sufficiently prioritize and execute tasks in a fast paced environment
Clear and proactive communication skills with a customer service oriented attitude
Preferred Experience
Degree or certification in Computer Science, IT or related field
Database design and analysis
Scripting Language (Perl, Shell, Java, SQL, etc.)
Experience with Unix OS environment
Expeditors offers excellent benefits
Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time
Health Plan: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision
Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Training and Personnel Development Program
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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