Database Administrator
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

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As a member of Cornell University's central IT organization's Applications Middleware team, the person in this position will install, test, and maintain University wide Oracle databases. Along with supporting databases, knowledge of other Oracle products and architecture is highly desired including SOA, OBIEE, Enterprise Manager and EPM (Hyperion). Primary responsibilities include all aspects of supporting the Oracle RDBMS databases, such as standalone, RACs, and standby databases; along with maintaining backup and restore procedures, upgrading versions, applying patches and overall maintaining the high level of current availability. In addition, utilize existing and writing new SQL scripts and using OEM tools to help monitor the performance of the operating systems and databases, test backup and recovery procedures for Oracle databases, and make recommendations to improve the procedures.

Will be required to work outside standard university operating hours (nights, weekends, and holidays) on an on-call and rotational basis.


  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Computer Science, with a minimum 5 years database and programming experience in systems and applications environments compatible with Cornell's distributed systems and network architecture.
  • 2-5 years’ experience leading complex database and applications development/integration projects and serving as an effective facilitator of issues driving these projects. Must have the ability and experience to manage multiple and simultaneous priorities across projects.
  • Demonstrated experience applying analytical methods, critical thinking, problem-solving and listening skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbally) to customers of varying levels of technical expertise.
  • Ability to self-start and to work, often collaboratively with others toward a set of broadly-defined goals. Ability to quickly develop competence with little or no training/oversight. Must have the ability to manage and participate in multiple and simultaneous priorities within cross-functional project teams.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with databases including security practices, backup and recovery tactics and performance monitoring.
  • Knowledge of integration software desired, such as Oracle SOA along with experience with Oracle middle-tier Weblogic software.
  • Along with Oracle RDBMS, knowledge of additional database administration desired, such as MySQL and Sequel Server
  • Experience managing or administration of UNIX servers, experience using Windows servers is a benefit.
  • Knowledge of reporting tools desired, such as Oracle OBIEE and EPM (Hyperion)
  • Knowledge and understanding of client/server applications, networking, database management systems, object-oriented design and construction, distributed applications, Puppet, Subversion, Apache, & Kerberos desired.
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies helpful.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Agile development methodologies and Cloud Computing concepts and designs.
Knowledgeable with virtualization techniques and technologies to facilitate the development of highly scalable, multi-tenant SaaS offerings

Background check may be required


No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new CornellNYC Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.

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