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The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Database Administrator for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economyboth domestic and foreignas well as international affairs.
Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.
With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.
Under the general guidance of the Systems Infrastructure Manager, you will be responsible for installing, configuring, upgrading, administering, monitoring, and performing technical activities necessary to maintain and operate efficient databases. This work will be associated with a wide variety of analytical data and produce routine, single data sources' information requests. You will support the management and maintenance of data and digital assets in the Hoover Institution Library and Archives (HILA) digital systems (i.e., Library, Archive, and Museum (LAM) collections management systems, digital asset management systems, digital preservation systems, etc.). These systems will be managed through RESTful web services. The objective is to facilitate the preservation of and enduring access to digital assets, in a variety of formats, related to twentieth century history in a variety of languages.
Install, configure, and support relational database management systems (RDBMS). Work on databases using intermediate level database design and programming techniques.
Perform resource and usage management (performance/ optimization tuning).
Manage backup/recovery services for data/database systems.
Coordinate and monitor usage of database, including potential security issues/vulnerabilities, and assure the integrity of database.
Perform ongoing and problem diagnostics, resolve operational and user problems, and interface with vendors on technical issues as required.
Participate in the design, configuration, and implementation of new database environments, systems, and tools.
Perform other database administration activities as necessary including:
Onboard new system users and train existing users in new applications, techniques, and processes
Responsible for maintaining accuracy of database records and designing processes to insure ongoing accuracy including overseeing the accuracy of the work product of the Library & Archives staff
Provide technical documentation on system setup and operational procedures for users.
Maintain current knowledge of technology trends and their application in the marketplace.
ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:
May perform routine server administration
* The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated experience with the installation and operation of a relational database system and database applications.
Experience with external user functions, internal systems services, and file system structures.
Demonstrated knowledge of systems platform.
Experience with installing and configuring relational databases management systems software.
Extensive experience in database administration with proven ability to track and report on capacity, current utilization and projected growth, and general health of databases.
Experience with database design and programming techniques such as views, triggers, and stored procedures.
Demonstrated knowledge of database security protocols.
Demonstrated knowledge of modeling techniques.
Ability to analyze and solve problems of moderate scope independently, especially on networked computers of varying types and operating systems.
Ability to work well independently or as a team member.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience creating, editing, and executing scripted data transformations in XML and JSON.
Certifications and Licenses:
Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift 40 pound boxes or bundles.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended hours during peak business cycles.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Additional Information
Location: Hoover Institution, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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