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Database Administrator

Posted about 1 month ago

Title: Database Administrator
Location: Tempe, AZ - not required onsite on a regular basis but must be available as needed

Designs, develops, installs, configures, and maintains enterprise storage and switch infrastructure systems (e.g. standardized micro-code and firmware levels, etc.), as well as, install third-party software products to ensure reliability in accordance with user needs and technical specifications while meeting defined service level agreements. Recognizes and troubleshoots issues with storage, switch infrastructure, and assigned third-party software executing on vendor specific hardware (International Business Machines (IBM), Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Brocade, EMC/Dell systems, etc.). Establish and document standards and procedures (including disaster recovery procedures) for management review. Communicates with and provides reporting and technical support to system users and clients.

What Part Will You Play?
Assists with research through review of assigned aspects of enterprise storage system, firmware, vendor software product, and/or Independent Software Vendor's (ISV) product upgrade packages under general/moderate review by higher level Storage Administrator.

Provides findings with supporting details to Lead for review and determination. Supports rollouts and testing of upgrades and new product installs to various remote locations storage environments as directed. Develops roll-out schedules, with assistance. Serves as backup on vendor products or assigned ISV products. Begins to peer review others work for validation. May lead less complex projects. Begins to develop and interpret technical specifications.
  • Modifies existing communications rules within native or third-party applications. Understands set up of storage and switch communication channels. Monitors storage and switch communications paths and pulls capacity reports for higher level review and assessment.
  • Builds, configures dynamic pools, dynamic tiering, and presents Logical Unit Numbers (LUN) to new Hosts. Maintains and monitors existing storage assigned to Hosts as directed by higher level Storage Administrator.
  • Provides higher level Storage Administrators feedback on procedures to improve clarity, readability, and accuracy. Understands and demonstrates a thorough knowledge of disaster recovery techniques.
  • Collects and reports data needed by higher level Storage Administrators in capacity and resource planning and management.
What Are We Looking For in This Role?
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Relevant Experience or Degree in: Major in Computer Science preferred, other majors considered. Willing to accept additional experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Typically Minimum 2 Years Relevant exp 
  • Experience in system administration within a highly available enterprise environment or related experience.
What Are Our Desired Skills and Capabilities?
  • Skills / Knowledge - Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
  • Job Complexity - Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Builds productive internal/external working relationships.
  • Supervision - Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments.
  • Distributed Systems Knowledge/Skills - UNIX and Windows Servers, NAS, SAN architecture(IBM DS8*/XIV, HDS VSP/VSP G1000, HUSVM, EMC/DELL, etc.), vendor Software Products (e.g. Hitachi Tuning Manager, Dynamic Provisioning, Dynamic Tiering, Tiered Storage Manager, Replication Manager, Command Suite, HSA, IBM Tivoli Productivity Center, Switch Fabric Topology, Enterprise Switch Software (e.g. Brocade Network Advisor, etc.), Command Line Interface(CLI), Hitachi Open Remote Copy Manager(HORCM), etc.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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