Database Administrator I at University of Denver in Denver, Colorado

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

Dedicated to quality, innovation, engagement, integrity and inclusion, Information Technology/Enterprise Application Services (IT/EAS) maintains the highest standards in providing a wide range of software solutions to units throughout the University. IT/EAS maintains software systems that support the University's core business as well as develops custom applications in partnership with DU departments to enhance services to our community. Our services range from consultation to implementation to continuous support of software solutions. Services include:

  • Software implementation, support, and development
  • Secure access to institutional information
  • Database development and administration
  • Data interfaces
  • Document Management
  • Workflow solutions
  • Business Process analysis and improvements
  • Consultation with DU departments on software development or purchase
  • Data Warehouse administration, reporting, and data mining
  • Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, and Dashboards
  • Web and Mobile Development
IT/EAS ensures the current and future software applications are efficient and effective, maintains an appropriate balance between leading-edge activities and core business processes, and provides appropriate information access and data security.

IT/EAS is responsible for all aspects of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Database Management, Data Warehouse administration, Information Analytics (BI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Learning Management System (LMS), Document Management, and Workflow.

Position Summary

The Database Administrator I (DBA I) typically performs the duties of a Production DBA, WebLogic Administrator, and an Application DBA. This position is responsible for database and application server installations and upgrades. This position installs and maintains the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Data Warehouse, and other administrative applications. The Junior DBA will perform database and application servers monitoring and databases backup and recovery. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Database Management, and participates in team projects related to database administration and associated application administration.

Essential Functions

Perform the following duties under supervision:
  • Create and maintain Oracle and SQL Server databases required for development, testing, and production usage. Install, configure, and administer Oracle WebLogic Server and other application servers. Perform ERP, Data Warehouse, and other Administrative software installs, upgrades, and patches
  • Execute backup and recovery strategies for databases and applications
  • Monitor databases and applications for availability. Provide 24/7 support for critical situations on a weekly on-call rotation
  • Follow enterprise standards to apply requested and approved modifications to database structures, data, and applications
  • Manage complete project lifecycle. Effectively communicate project status with direct supervisor and project owner
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of relational database theory, design, and architecture. Oracle and/or SQL Server preferred.
  • Knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL.
  • Basic understanding of routine maintenance, backup, and recovery of a database.
  • General understanding of distributed computing architectures, e.g. Client/Server, Internet/Intranet, Enterprise.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business correspondence, policies, and technical procedures. Ability to communicate effectively in various situations.
  • Ability to utilize general mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts and analyze relevant data.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization and documentation exist.
  • Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form. Ability to prioritize and organize a high volume of work.
  • Attention to detail is critical.
  • Work effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • Strong and innovative problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information System/Technology, Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Business Administration or related field.
  • Entry level to 2 years experience in database administration (preferably Oracle and/or SQL Server) or coursework specific to database administration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in computer science, computer information systems, or another related field.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 30, 2022. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:

The salary grade for the position is 11.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non-discrimination-statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: October 26, 2022
Applications close:
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