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Senior Database Administrator

Who We Are

Strata Decision Technology is a pioneer and leader in the development of innovative SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions for financial and business analytics and decision support in healthcare. Founded in 1996, the Company's solutions are used by over 1,000 healthcare organizations, including major academic medical centers, community hospitals, children's hospitals and many of the largest and most influential healthcare systems in the U.S.

The Company provides a single integrated software platform for budgeting, decision support, financial forecasting, strategic planning, capital purchase planning and tracking, management reporting, and performance management. The solutions are enhanced by a full range of services, including software implementation, data integration, application hosting, and technical support. The Company’s headquarters are in the Aon Center in Chicago, IL.

Why Join Us?

Strata Decision Technology is using innovative technology to process large data volumes. We provide a dynamic, world-class development and technology environment. At Strata, you will be working with a smart group of technologist to solve some of healthcare’s most pressing issues.

The healthcare industry in general and healthcare information technology in particular, are among the most attractive career opportunities in today’s business market.  While numerous other industries have been reducing staff and limiting growth opportunities, the last several years have seen healthcare IT reach new heights – a trend that is unlikely to diminish for a number of years. Our mantra is to help heal healthcare, be at the forefront of applying innovative technology and data management methods to the healthcare domain.

The Position

We are now looking for a Database Administrator to join our team. Our database technology is based on Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition.

Typical responsibilities include some or all of the following:

  • Monitoring operational performance and optimizing SQL in large database farm;
  • Working with developers on database design to ensure high-performance and scalability;
  • Refining the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model;
  • Controlling access permissions and privileges;
  • Developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans;
  • Installing and testing new versions of the DBMS;
  • Capacity planning;
  • Ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning correctly;
  • Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata);
  • Communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security;

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 5+ years of applied IT experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server configuration and strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong analytical skills – the ability to assist in resolving various systems issues for multiple integrated locations and systems.
  • Understand various OS, network and storage technology.
  • Interest/understanding of Hadoop based data management technologies is a plus
  • Experience with multi-dimensional datasets, OLAP cubes, and MDX queries is a plus but not required
  • Ability to deploy, monitor, maintain, develop, upgrade, and support databases and database servers.
  • Time management and organizational skills are imperative.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal, with all levels of management and personnel.
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply learned principles
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