Senior Database Administrator, IT
Tesoro Corporation, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a Fortune 150 and Global 500 company with approximately 6,000 employees. As a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products we operate seven refineries and more than 900 branded retail stations.
Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of honesty and integrity; respect and trust; commitment to excellence; creative and entrepreneurial spirit; teamwork; and safety and environmental stewardship.
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The Sr. Database Administrator, IT position administers database management systems, including customized development, monitoring and tuning database performance, and routine maintenance.
Develops, customizes, configures, and installs database management systems. Plans and implements new database instance and schema creation on existing database management systems. Applies security best practices to database environments. Schedules, configures, and installs database upgrades and patches.
Helps business and Information Technology personnel determine backup strategies for database management systems. Schedules database backups based on business needs. Diagnoses and resolves backup failures. Performs test restores of database backups to ensure backups are recoverable in event of database failure and/or disaster. Performs recovery of databases to working systems.
Administers intelligent agent software and database programming language scripts to automate database management systems monitoring tasks. Responds to database management systems alert notifications. Diagnoses and resolves database management system problems.
Tunes database performance to ensure defined business requirements and service level agreements are met. Modifies database programming language statements and adjusts memory parameters to enhance database performance. Migrates data to and from various database management systems. Performs export and import procedures for database refreshes. Converts data between database management systems.
Provides technical assistance to developers for database related code and connectivity. Reviews database design specifications and application coding routines to ensure adherence to efficient methods for database usage. Develops, documents, and maintains database management system operational procedures.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree with major in Management Information Systems or equivalent experience typically required.
Minimum 5 years database administration experience, including production troubleshooting and performance tuning experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education typically required.
United States-Texas-San Antonio