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Watson Health - DB2/Sailfish DBA in Ann Arbor, MI at IBM

Date Posted: 2/5/2019

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Position Overview
The Senior Database Engineer is responsible for performing all database administration tasks to assure the availability, performance, integrity, and security of databases for large scale Data Warehouse / Decision Support Systems. Duties include database support, research, process automation, documentation, database upgrades, backup/recovery, DR testing.
Essential Responsibilities
Perform all Database Administration duties
  • Participate in 24x7 on-call support and planned downtime maintenance activities
  • Work closely with IBM Watson Health data warehouse team (project lead, data modelers, technical team, ETL developers)
  • Ensure compliance with all technical specifications
  • Ensure that department documentation is up to date and accurate
  • Provide front-line database support for customer-facing applications and databases
  • Assure the availability and performance of the different database environments
  • Backup/recovery strategy and planning
  • Participate in disaster recovery exercise planning and execution
  • Responsible for problem escalation to IBM Support and third parties as necessary
  • Research and recommend technology selections
  • Design and implement new technology and database features
  • Plan and manage project tasks, schedules, and resources related to database administration
  • Communicate with the customer through formal correspondence
  • Mentor less experienced DBA's and perform DBA peer review of DBA changes
  • Work in conjunction with other project components to define data, storage and retrieval requirements
  • Diagnose and solve complex problems including non-functional problems such as performance issues by identifying workarounds, and driving resolution / "owning" the problem


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