Architect – Database Administrator

Architect – Database Administrator

Edwards Lifesciences
10-13 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead support and troubleshooting of issues/incidents for Edwards databases. Resolve problems by performing root cause analysis and developing and lead the implementation of corrective and preventative actions
  • Lead security vulnerability remediation of database system components
  • Execute maintenance and upgrades of database systems
  • Execute RASP initiatives (Reliability, Availability, Scalability and Performance) for database systems
  • Participate in infrastructure and/or systems evaluation testing/proof of concepts for database systems
  • Participate in the design and build of database systems
  • Author device, network and/or systems diagrams, including configuration parameters related to database systems
  • Provide training, coaching and knowledge transfer to junior team members

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science or related field
  • 10+ years of IT experience including 6+ years of database administration experience with Oracle and SQL Server in heterogeneous environments (including OLTP, OLAP workloads and diverse business applications: ERP, APS, MES, PLM, HR, Quality, Data Warehouse)
  • 10 years of experience in IT of demonstrably solid performance in an engineering role working with cross-functional teams
  • Experience in local regulated environments
  • Experience working in a enterprise environment governed by Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Change Management
  • Advanced level Database Administration skills in SQL Server including:
  • installation/configuration/patching/upgrades,
  • database/instance management,
  • database storage management,
  • schema/object management,
  • backup/recovery,
  • cloning,
  • archiving,
  • performance tuning,
  • audit and security monitoring

Additional Skills:
  • Experience in one or several of the following DB platforms: Oracle/PostGreSQL/MySQL is a plus
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards database schema, security, and database maintenance processes.
  • Advance level of database programming in T-SQL
  • Experience in database programming on one or several of the following languages: PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PHP is plus.
  • Windows OS (Windows 2012+) Operator skills (including Power shell scripting) is a plus
  • Experience in using one or more Infrastructure and Performance monitoring tools (e.g., OEM, MS SMS, Idera, Dynatrace, Solarwinds)
  • Experience in supporting DBMS and servers in the cloud: AWS, Azure
  • Strong written and verbal communication including the ability to communicate to various levels of audience or to explain complex or technical matters in a manner suitable for non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of best practices related to IT governance, operations, and database administration
  • Experience with Good Manufacturing/Good Documentation Practices (GxP) processes is a plus
  • Experience with FDA guidelines for Software Quality and Systems Validation is a plus
  • Expertise in conducting RFPs, vendor assessments, and contract reviews.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide. For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.

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