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Database Administrator I

Company: Corning Federal Credit Union
Location: Myrtle Beach
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Database Administrator I

Location: This opportunity is available in the Corning, NY, greater Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC areas. Remote work options will also be considered in PA, NC, SC, GA, TX, and much of NYS.

Corning Credit Union is seeking a Database Administrator I to join our IT Infrastructure Team.

Corning Credit Union (CCU) is one of the leading credit unions in the nation with $2.4 billion in assets and more than 160,000 members worldwide. Headquartered in Corning, NY, we also have facilities in Wilmington, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Franklin County, PA.

We exist solely to serve our members. We're committed to helping our members prosper by being a trusted advisor for financial services. We are also committed to fostering a strong service culture within the organization. Teamwork, open communication, and valuing the individual are just a few of the key performance standards that help us provide an exceptional work environment for our outstanding team.

If you share our passion for serving others, then CCU is the place for you to build a rewarding career. In addition to the vast opportunities that exist within the organization, CCU also offers a competitive base salary and annual bonus plan along with an exceptional benefits package. With a strong emphasis on our team and dedication to excellent customer service, Corning Credit Union continues to be an employer of choice across the markets we serve.

Role Summary: The Database Administrator provides oversight and assurance of the enterprise data processing environment's performance, integrity, and system stability. This includes systems owned by CCU as well as third-party connections and cloud-based applications. The Database Administrator is involved with supporting CCU's data processing environment, which includes implementing tactical solutions, on-going maintenance, strategic planning, and compliance driven from regulators, corporate leadership, and financial industry requirements.

Essential Job Duties

  • Ensures all database platforms remain stable and secure through regular validation of server configurations and monitoring.
  • Collaborates with the infrastructure team to perform testing for Business Continuity (BC).
  • Recommends new technologies to enhance stability, functionality, and security.
  • Performs data migrations and assists with platform installation and upgrades.
  • Ensures the database environment stays up to date with required service packs, hotfixes, and security updates.
  • Works cross-functionally with various operational teams to address performance or stability issues within the systems.
  • Proactively engages with team members and business stakeholders to provide recommendations and findings from root cause analyses.
  • Maintains data integrity, including limiting data duplication and preventing corruption of data sets.
  • Advises and implements system and data retention policies to optimize resources and application processing.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining the department's strategic plan and action items.
  • Interacts with vendors, contractors, and third-party providers to ensure timely actions.
  • Shares knowledge and provides guidance to team members.
  • May lead small to moderate projects with minimal oversight. Required Competencies
    • Expertise in managing SQL Server databases including installation, configuration, backup, and disaster recovery.
      • Proficient in writing and optimizing T-SQL queries to support crucial efficient database operations.
      • Experience in securing SQL Server instances, managing user access, and implementing security best practices.
      • Skilled at performance tuning including optimizing queries, indexing, and server configurations to ensure smooth database performance.
      • Possesses strong understanding of how SQL Server integrates with other systems and applications.
      • Self-starter that demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently with minimal direction and proven project leadership abilities.
      • Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze incidents, identify root causes, and implement solutions.
      • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of new tools, features, and best practices.
      • Displays strong initiative and leadership abilities in order to manage projects effectively.
      • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills and effectively relays information to all levels of the organization.
      • Manages multiple tasks and priorities and possesses excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
      • Works closely with developers, system administrators, and business users to effectively collaborate and build strong relationships.
      • Effectively manages stress and priorities in a constantly changing environment; embraces the need to provide exceptional service and can easily shift focus to accommodate urgent business/member needs. Education Requirements
        • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline preferred; commensurate work experience also considered. Experience Requirements
          • 1 - 3 Years of related experience required Communication Skills Required
            • The ability to read and comprehend moderate to advanced instructions as well as various correspondence and memos.
            • The ability to write moderate to advanced correspondence within professional etiquette standards required
            • The ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to members, clients, and other employees of the Credit Union also required. Physical Requirements

              Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the role.
              • Ability to work within a moderately noisy, fast paced environment.
              • Regular use of computer required.
              • Lifting requirement exceeds 10 pounds.
              • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus from close range to long range.
                Compensation - The Data Base Administrator I pay range is $60,000 - $85,000 per year. Hiring rates are dependent on several factors, including years of related work experience, education, and geographic location. Corning Credit Union also offers an annual bonus plan as part of its comprehensive compensation package. Additionally, most roles have further levels providing added growth opportunities and earnings potential.

                An Equal Opportunity Employer. Corning Credit Union values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

                Pay transparency nondiscrimination provision. The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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Keywords: Corning Federal Credit Union, Wilmington , Database Administrator I, IT / Software / Systems , Myrtle Beach, North Carolina

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