Senior Database Administrator

Competition Number: REQ 2100
TITLE: Senior Database Administrator
DIVISION: Information Technology
SALARY: Full Time Support, Payband L, $43.12 - $49.96 per hour (37.5 hours per week)
LOCATION: 160 Kendal Avenue
STATUS: Full Time Support
At George Brown College, we have established a reputation for equipping our students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. As employees, we are committed to creating an enriching learning community for our students, delivering excellence in what we do, holding ourselves accountable for our work and demonstrating diversity and respect for one another.

What responsibilities will you have in this role?

  • Drafts and maintains procedures and documentation for databases. Manages database configuration including installing and upgrading software and maintaining relevant documentation.
  • Contributes to the setting of standards for database objects and ensures conformance to these standards.
  • Monitors database activity and resource usage; optimizes database and application server performance and plans for forecast resource needs.
  • Analyzes, plans, documents, and programs or installs complex applications.
  • Maintains and applies up to date, specialist knowledge of database concepts, object and data modelling techniques and design principles, and a detailed knowledge of the full range of database architectures, software and facilities available.
  • Analyses data requirements, to establish, modify or maintain a data model. . Interprets the model into an appropriate database schema within set policies.
  • Demonstrates, installs and commissions selected products.
  • Ensures effective access to data and information assets while maintaining the requirements of security, privacy and confidentiality.
  • Applies techniques of data mining and data warehousing to make information available to end users in a form that is effective for understanding the assets of the College.
  • Conducts research into new technology and recommends to the Manager, new tools and applications that would enhance the services provided by ITS Department to the College.
  • Implements new applications, with or without third party assistance.
  • Provides expert data management advice to other ITS teams. Encourages collaborative work efforts with all ITS teams.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

What qualifications do you need for this role?

  • Three year diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Computer Studies or Information Technology or equivalent; certification as an Oracle database administrator or training courses & workshops on SQL, PL/SQL and Oracle Database Administration, Performance Tuning, Data Guard etc. is required.
  • Minimum eight years work experience as a Database Administrator and or systems architect.
  • Strong conceptual understanding of relational databases along with analytical skills and a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Proven skills in the area of analysis, systems design, testing, implementation and evaluation of databases.
  • Middle tier administration including planning, analysis, coordination, support and maintenance of Oracle Fusion Middleware WebLogic, Tomcat and required technologies in support of the associated application environments and integration components.
  • Knowledge and exposure to DevOps tools like Jenkins, Ansible are considered strong assets.
  • Strong technical knowledge of other databases such as MS SQL server.
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member of a project team.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, able to meet tight deadlines and changing priorities without compromising quality.
  • Excellent communications and technical writing skills.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and apply them in appropriate circumstances.
  • Demonstrated commitment in delivering excellent service to others as this is key in supporting the success of our students and our College.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, teamwork and people skills.
  • Effective ability to interact with others and deal with situations in ways that respect diverse backgrounds, experience and styles.
  • Flexibility in adapting to change and in participating in consultative decision-making processes.

Hours of Work: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.

  • If you are a George Brown College employee, go to to apply via our internal site.
  • If you are an external candidate, go to and click on the "Employment at George Brown" link or click on the 'apply' button to the left of the posted job to apply.
  • Please ensure your resume highlights all relevant education, training and experience that are applicable to the minimum qualifications for this role.
  • The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post-secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
  • First consideration will be provided to internal candidates in accordance with our Support Staff Collective Agreement.

Closing: Open until filled.

George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and indigenous peoples. George Brown College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources representative responsible for the recruitment for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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