Lead Database Administrator - MS SQL

University of Iowa Health Care Information Systems

Coralville, IA Technology / Healthcare

Job Reference #: 20001704

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Health Care Information Systems is seeking a Lead Database Administrator to plan, coordinate, deploy and manage complex database management systems, processes and related technologies in support of data warehouse and analytics initiatives.  Primary duties include providing operational support for multi-terabyte database management systems and solutions built on them to ensure performance, capacity, service and security level expectations are met.  This position is responsible for provisioning database system resources, continual monitoring and alert follow-up, database backup, disaster mitigation and recovery.  Involvement in root cause analysis of adverse performance events and subsequent resolution by utilizing tracing, query and database optimization is expected. Research of new and upgrades to existing database system technologies, review of business value with stakeholders and implementation of new technology is part of this role.


Pay Grade: https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/professional-and-scientific-pay-structure-b

Salary: $61,546 to commensurate (Paygrade 5B)

The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave.  Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits

Percent of Time:  100%

Location: 3281 Ridgeway Drive, Coralville, IA

Staff Type: Professional & Scientific

Type of Position: Regular


Education Required


Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Engineering or MIS or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Required Qualifications:


  • MS SQL Server 2014/2016/2019 database management system administration experience (typically 5-7 years) in an enterprise environment
  • MS SQL database index, index management and database statistics proficiency
  • MS Windows Server 2012 R2/2016/2019 clustering implementation experience     
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence (MSBI) stack concepts and usage experience
  • MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) administration experience
  • Working experience organizing and managing projects and documentation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Desired Qualifications


  • MS SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) administration experience
  • MS SQL database, query, and SSIS package performance tuning and optimization proficiency
  • MS SQL database replication concepts, architecture and implementation
  • SAN connected MS SQL server architecture and implementation
  • Active Directory and Kerberos authentication for MS SQL Implementation
  • ETL and data quality tool administration and usage
  • PowerShell scripting proficiency
  • MS SQL Server certification


In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly addresses how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.  A cover letter is desired as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.


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Competitive salary and outstanding fringe benefits.  Applicant credentials subject to verification.   The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a

qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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Job ID: 70696

Posted 27 days ago

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