Senior Database Administrator - Telecommute

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As an Oracle Database and Oracle Apps Specialist, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, support and maintenance of all functions of relational database systems. You will be responsible for the following: database access, methods and time, device allocations, validation checks, organization, security, documentation, and statistical methodology. In this role you will monitor overall standards and procedures and assist in integrating various systems. You will also consult with users, determine requirements and recommend database establishment and utilization.

Individual will be accountable for database administration, design, build and tune mission critical Oracle, MySQL, Cassandra, and PostgreSql environments as a team member of Database Services providing technical solutions.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Implementation, Configuration of Oracle, MySQL, Cassandra, and PostgreSql databases
  • Implement HA solution and define Backup/Recovery strategy
  • Define technical infrastructure environment using Oracle, MySQL, Cassandra, and PostgreSql
  • Define and document standards and guidelines
  • Automate repeatable tasks
  • Design, implement and maintain all functions of database systems, including access, methods and time, device allocations, validation checks, organization, security, documentation and statistical methodology.
  • Assist in design, test, implementation, maintenance and control of physical and relational databases.
  • Consult with users; determine requirements and recommends database establishment and utilization.
  • May consult with Systems Analysts and designers on procedures related to new or existing databases.
  • Assists in development of systems and procedures affecting database management, design and maintenance
  • Establish and maintain databases for user testing and production with direction
  • Evaluate, test and produce recommendations for the selection, user and deployment of DBMS software, data management tools and utilities, data warehouse and replication tools.
  • Support problem resolution; consult and advise in application design and tuning; plan, organize and execute product benchmarks for threshold and functionality
  • Provide data administration support of the development and maintenance of production and non-production database environments for distributed applications
  • Participate in product evaluations, design review session, data requirement meetings and consulting with application development products
  • Performance and Tuning
  • Production support
  • Project Delivery
  • Ability to define the complete technical infrastructure environment
  • Ability to review ongoing and proposed projects to identify opportunities for reuse and process improvement
  • Ability to review project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project standards
  • Ability to document and communicate the status of progress against plans, taking corrective action as necessary
  • Ability to identify, clarify, and resolve project activity issues and risks, escalating them as needed
  • Ability to review technical documentation to verify compliance with client requirements and established architectural standards and guidelines
  • Participate in 24×7 on call support


You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate Degree equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of solid database admin experience using products such as Oracle, MySQL, Cassandra, PostgreSQL
  • 5+ years of database production support
  • 3+ years of strong UNIX/LINUX background
  • 3+ years of experience with UNIX Korn Shell
  • 2+ years of experience with Azure or AWS cloud


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Oracle/MySQL Certification
  • Percona Server experience
  • TSM backup environment experience
  • Professional experience in the health care industry


UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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