Oracle Database Administrator - Extended Search

University of Massachusetts Amherst in Massachusetts

Date Posted January 30, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Oracle Database Administrator – Extended Search

(Search # R42570)

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has an opening for an Oracle Database Administrator and is seeking a highly experienced and motivated individual to join its Development team. The ideal candidate is well versed in Oracle Databases and related third party software.


A national public research university and the flagship campus of the Commonwealth’s university system, UMass Amherst is located in the top college town in North America according to a recent article and offers the perfect blend of New England natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture and energy. With more than 26,000 students, the campus showcases top-rate undergraduate and graduate programs, top-notch faculty and competitive NCAA Division I athletics.


The Database Administrator contributes to the reliable and secure operation of the Oracle Database and related software components. Key responsibilities include installation, implementation and support of Oracle Databases and related software, and acting as the primary technical resource for our administrative computing applications. The Database Administrator provides ongoing support, including software tuning, installing upgrades and fixes, and maintaining software for 24/7 availability; contributes to policies and procedures ensuring a consistent data architecture that efficiently operates high quality, maintainable applications; and designs and implements a security plan for these systems.


Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field with 4 years of related experience, or a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an IT field, with more than 5 years of related experience (or equivalent combination of education and training); 3+ years of experience on software development projects with software management responsibilities; experience developing and maintaining source code libraries and managing formal software releases for production environments; experience with Oracle Database server administration; experience with systems and database administration, application design and analysis; demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and resolve difficult system problems under deadline, quickly learn new technologies and software, meet deadlines, work independently, communicate well verbally and in writing; and experience with SQL, including DDL and DML.


Preferred Qualifications: Expertise with the Web technology stack (Microsoft .Net, jQuery, HTML5, JavaScript); familiarity with the Microsoft Server or the Linux operating systems; demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment; and ability to program in C or a scripting language such as Perl.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


To apply online, please go to or and submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references (who will not be contacted without permission). Review of applications will begin with those received by February 18, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.