Sr Technical Database Specialist
Quest Diagnostics 1,858 reviews - Lyndhurst, NJ

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The Journey Begins with you.

There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible.

At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek a Senior Technical Database Specialist



Job Summary:
Reviews, evaluates, designs, implements and maintains company databases and associated policies. Implements data models and database designs, resolves database performance and database capacity issues. Performs disaster recovery and other distributed data services consistent with company policies; Installs, upgrades and maintains database and application software and database networking configurations.

Job Accountabilities

1. Technology Knowledge

  • Experience setting company-wide technology strategy across business segments
  • Understands technology markets, regulations and implications.
  • Expert level experience in VLDB’s, OLAP and OLTP range of RDBMS: Oracle, Sybase and/or DB2.
  • Recognized as an expert and internal consultant on specific technologies
  • Enhances technology awareness and expertise through professional journals, organizations and networking
2. Process Knowledge

  • Establishes and approves guidelines, methods and standards for analyses, design, maintenance, and implementation of computer systems & platforms
  • Develops and implements effective solutions
  • Directs the maintenance of integrated systems and projects.
3. Operations Knowledge

  • Responsible for managing all activities related to the development, implementation, and administration of computerized relational databases.
  • Establishes and approves security, support, and other operational policies and controls
  • Represents Quest Diagnostics with clients and vendors at the senior management level
  • Coordinates non-disclosures and market assessments as needed.
  • Ensures system reliability, data integrity and customer satisfaction in Quest Diagnostic’s production and test applications.
4. Communications Skills

  • Influences/persuades client senior management regarding IT tactics, solutions and plans
  • Develops and presents IT mission and objectives to senior management
  • Understands main strategies of departments and interdependencies within the organization
  • Understands client business structures, longer term objectives and the impact of introducing technologies across the business
5. Planning

  • Integrates project and resource plans with departmental strategies
  • Understands the strategic business plan and how industry and government changes can effect it
  • Can apply technology to influence the achievement of the operating units objectives
6. Influencing (Collaboration and Indirect Supervision)

  • Influences established organizational goals and objectives using a knowledge of the decision making process and networks to favorably impact operating unit results
  • Prepares, reviews and approves employee performance evaluations and merit ratings
7. Independent Thinking

  • Works from broad issues and policies
  • Independently sets direction and orientation and establishes evaluation criteria
  • Consults with senior management on the application of technology to address strategic issues
8. Responsibility Factors

  • Responsible for managing all activities related to the development, implementation, and administration of relational databases.
Minimum Job Requirements:
1. BS/BA

2. 8-10 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Desirable Qualifications

1. Proficiency experience with Oracle 10g/11g, Oracle RAC, Dataguard

2. Ability to design, implement and support Oracle production databases for high availability, security, manageability and reliability.

3. Ability to design, implement and support high volume transactional databases.

4. Ability to design, implement and support large database implementations

5. Proficiency in Oracle partitioning, RAC, ASM, Advanced Security, Data Encryption, Data Guard

6. Proficiency in Oracle backup and recovery techniques including RMAN, EDM Legato, Online backup

7. Proficiency in Oracle Grid Control, OEM, Context Management.

8. Proficiency in performance tuning

9. Strong knowledge or Oracle & PL/ SQL, Unix and shell scripting

10. Knowledge of data migration, data archiving and data access techniques.

11. Proficiency EMC Patrol and EDM Backups


12. Preferred in Oracle Application Express (HTML DB)

13. PeopleSoft 8.8 or 9.0

14. Oracle E-Business 11i

15. Oracle Application Server, Oracle Client,

16. PeopleSoft Application Server, Process Scheduler

17. SQL Server 2005/2008


Closing Statement

Quest Diagnostics has many career opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and dedication will complement our belief that the patient comes first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers’ trust every day by providing the highest quality products and services in a professional, accessible and informative way. Our workforce is diverse and talented and believes in our vision: "Dedicated people improving the health of patients through unsurpassed diagnostic insights."

[All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.]

Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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1,858 reviews
Quest Diagnostics is testing its ability to be the world's leading clinical lab. The company performs diagnostics on some 146 million...