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Associate Database Administrator Job

DATE: Aug 22, 2017

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 73354 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Information Technology 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


The Associate Database Administrator is responsible for the performance, integrity, security and automation of DSW databases. This individual also provides database support for complex Enterprise projects, as well as performing preventive maintenance and troubleshooting issues. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Database Administration and has no direct reports.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is supporting Oracle database servers and automating routine database tasks.
  • Proven problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments to resolve issues with innovative solutions.
  • Be responsible for space management, backups, monitoring, security and performance of databases.
  • Consult with application development teams on database administration considerations.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work load and meet tight project deadlines.
  • Monitor and follow the work of other database administrators to ensure correct practices and procedures.
  • Ability to adapt in a very dynamic work environment and make independent decisions.
  • Provide incident and problem management support, including 24x7 pager support rotation responsibilities.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Must be passionate about being a developer DBA.
  • Must have strong programming skills and experience.
  • Must be a good listener and a team player.
  • Escalate and follow through on issues created with the database vendors.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and accept additional responsibility as per team needs.
  • Willingness to improve, not just follow, existing processes and procedures.
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills. Role requires preparing technical DBA documents and communicating with cross-functional partners.
  • Willingness to work on a flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines and business requirements.




  • Strong programming experience in Shell scripting, Perl and PL/SQL.
  • 1-2 years of software Development Experience is a must.
  • 3-4 years of progressive IT experience.
  • 1-2 years of Oracle DBA experience.
  • Experience working with Oracle databases in a UNIX environment.
  • Experience with Database security, access management, backups and monitoring. 



  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Computer Science is a must.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Retail Industry experience is a plus



Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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