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Senior Database Administrator

Think Research is changing the way healthcare is delivered - no, really! - and not in the Buckley's "tastes awful but it works" kind of way. We are building software to give clinicians the information they need to treat patients better and faster. 

We’re growing fast and we need all hands on deck. Hungry to make a change that will affect millions? Well grab a quick snack, we're looking for you.

Why Us?

  • Be part of something special. It's not every day you get to change the way your friends and family are cared for
  • Our company culture is one of the things we are most proud of. Our friendly, talented, and energetic team makes coming into work feel like we're conquering more than just milestones in our healthcare system, but building strong friendships at the same time
  • Unbeatable downtown location right across the street from Union Station (and 30 seconds away from 17 different Starbucks locations!) 

The kind of things you'd be doing:

  • Design and implement redundant systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of databases
  • Document database design through data modeling, review design to ensure optimized data environments
  • Establish appropriate end-user database access control levels and audit controls
  • Configuration planning and installation of mostly Postgres 9.x databases
  • Troubleshooting and resolution of database/server problems
  • Backup and recovery of local and remote replicated databases
  • Provide day-to-day support to 24 * 7 * 365 production systems as assigned
  • Provide DBA support to development/implementation projects as assigned, doing installations, database loading, conversions, testing
  • Prepare change control documentation
  • ​Administer database security, establish security controls, and conduct audits
  • Design and implement redundant systems, policies, and procedures for business continuity, disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of databases.

Ideal Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Computer Science 
  • 5 years equivalent work experience as a Database Administrator 
  • Working experience with PostgreSQL, Mysql, MongoDB, SQLServer SSIS/SSRS
  • Device configuration, installation, stored procedures & packages PL/SQL and sql script writing
  • ETLs and data loads, Replication & Standby databases, database re-build / de-fragment techniques, logical & physical backup / recovery techniques
  • Application side tuning and server side tuning
  • Strong understanding of all database structures, theories, principles, and practices
  • Working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring and supporting database servers
  • Hands-on database tuning and troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with clustering, pooling, and load balancing would be considered an asset 
  • Experience Unix Scripting
  • Good analytical, problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Quick learner, with good interpersonal and communication skills
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