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US-CA-Dublin: Sr. Progress Database Administrator

Date: 08-May-2013
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Sr. Progress Database Administrator

* Shares Progress dba tasks with others as required. * Leads by example and reviews the quality of all completed support work. * Defines the standards and procedures that are used to manage Progress database environments. * Provides status reports to managers and other teams as required. * Escalates issues within the reporting structure when necessary. * Drives the tactical resources of department initiatives. * Defines Progress database configuration standards across platforms, whether for transactional or data warehouse style databases. * Defines innovative strategies to improve the standards and procedures used for Progress database monitoring, performance management, capacity planning, backup and recovery, high availability and scalability, security and access control. * Collaborates with System Engineers, Application Developers and Operations to build optimized Progress database solutions. * Ensures that agreed Progress database standards and procedures are adhered to by the Group. * Maintains accurate and up to date documentation on the standards and procedures used to manage Progress databases. * Designs test and implementation plans for database modifications as part of the development to production process. * Analyzes and resolves all database issues, however complex and critical, including referral to 3rd party support agencies when required. * Performs all daily database administration activities such as storage management, backup validation and performance tuning. * Optimizes application data models for performance, manageability, scalability and availability. * Analyzes and provides recommendations on application logic and interfaces to improve database performance and availability. * Implements complex database solutions as needed, such as high availability and disaster recovery. * Creates capacity plans and schedules. * Prepares and analyzes database trend analysis reports. * Builds standard database frameworks. * Designs and builds database-related scripts and programs to support development and production environments.

* Bachelorís Degree in computer Science or a combination of formalized training, practical work experience and a demonstrated knowledge of the essential job duties. * Five years of experience as a production Progress DBA. * Three years experience as a development Progress DBA. * Advanced knowledge and practical experience in the design and support of large, multi-terabyte and mission critical Progress database environments. * Demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of Progress database internals and data structures. * Experience designing, implementing and supporting complex architectures such as high availability, disaster recovery and scalability for mission critical, 24*7 environments. * Experience in capacity planning. * Experience in managing Progress databases on clustered hardware. * Experience deploying and managing databases with enterprise monitoring and management tools.

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