Database Administrator #2

Salary: $40.67 – $50.00 per hour (based on experience and qualifications)

Get ready to digitally enable the good work at UHN, as you become a key part of data management evolution.

As a Technical Specialist reporting to the Senior Manager of Data Engineering, you are a strong Database Administrator capable of balancing your focus on both present and emerging database technology. You can successfully manage and support on-prem and cloud database management systems (relational, NoSQL, Open Source). You are very comfortable with cross-platform data migration and consolidation tasks, database tuning and resource management. You want in on the ground floor of a data-centred transformation by contributing your growing DBA and cloud architecture expertise to new initiatives. Others describe you as a team-oriented asset highly skilled in emotional intelligence, exceedingly efficient, capable of seeing the big picture, and passionate about enabling digital healthcare.


Your daily impact (as part of a DBA team) will include:

  • Building and maintaining unstructured, relational and cloud-based database management systems
  • Traditional management tasks on database clusters in Postgres, Oracle (Cloud), SQL Server
  • Exploratory work in NoSQL databases
  • Actively planning and executing database consolidation on multiple major platforms
  • Continuously improving the security (e.g. encryption – active and at rest), monitoring and tuning of all enterprise database management across all architecture stacks
  • Proactively detecting and fixing database issues before the effects are known to the business
  • Planning, executing, maintaining and regularly testing High Availability and Disaster Recovery architecture
  • Working with ETL Architects to maintain and expand use of Azure Data Factory
  • Aiding Data Lake teams / exploring Data Lake technology
  • Integrating databases with third party monitoring / backup solutions (Service Now, SolarWinds, Commvault, etc.)
  • Masterfully balancing resources and scheduling to maintain performance with concrete resource limits
  • Administering Microsoft Azure Data Factory / Power BI Gateways
  • Possibility of on-call duties on a rotational basis
  • Participation in creating a road-map for technical advancement through technical documentation
  • Migrating and consolidating databases and servers to upgraded virtual and/or cloud environments
  • Working closely with data warehouse specialists to optimize data modelling practices and performance
  • Assisting the organization in various data-driven road maps: Database technologies, Master Data Management, Data Governance, etc.
  • Working directly with vendors to follow best practices for database administration and data modelling
  • Vendor management in the areas of technical support, consulting and education opportunities
  • Learning and teaching others on your team and in the organization
  • Project and operations responsibilities not explicitly listed above, both individually and as part of project teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Mathematics / related major bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required
  • 5 years of quality Technical Specialist expertise / demonstrable hands-on skills across mixed database technologies – RDBMS, cloud-based and/or NoSQL
  • A figure-it-out mentality with a positive, team-oriented attitude; a demonstrated history of a charismatic self-starter who drives change
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, Emotional Intelligence
  • A proven ability to adapt priorities in a complex, fast-paced, fluid environment
  • Experience working on Agile projects and/or teams required
  • Able to work effectively individually and in a team environment with other DBA’s with overlapping platform expertise

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient with MySQL, Postgres, Oracle 18c, SQL Server 2016/2019
  • Certifications in relevant technologies preferred (ITIL, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, OCA/OCP, MSCE, etc.)
  • Hands-on cloud Technology: Oracle Exadata Cloud, Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Factory
  • Commvault backup and recovery experience preferred
  • Service Now experience preferred
  • Experience with NoSQL databases and data lake technology
  • Master Data Management general knowledge preferred
  • Ontario healthcare sector experience preferred


POSTED DATE: September 14 – Posting End: Until filled

Staffing Advisor, Human Resources RFE 2nd Floor – Posting #861796

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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