Database and Systems Management Lead (8901)

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Northridge, CA
Full Time Information Technology

Job Description

Database and Systems Management Lead (8901)

Database and Systems Management Lead (JID 8901)
Analyst/Programmer III
Full-Time / $6,249 - $9,400/mo.

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Major Duties
Under general supervision, the Database and Systems Management Lead is responsible for leading the Database and Systems Management team in: all daily operations, break-fix issues, managing monthly/quarterly patches, project management, employee mentorship, coordinating ticket queue and ensuring timely resolution to issues; managing project prioritization and coordination. The incumbent designs, tests, deploys database and system application environments; coordinates day-to-day 24/7 operations, monitoring and performance tuning of database (relational and non-relational) and application environments (PeopleSoft Portal, HR, Common Finance System (CFS), Campus Solutions (CS), Auxiliaries (AUX), Local Application Database (LAD) and Datawarehouse) in addition to related automation, integration and monitoring tools; partners with systems administration and application development teams to ensure smooth operations and successful project delivery; maintains documentation of all environments managed by the team; promotes automation at all stages of database and application administration; champions and implements industry standard DevOps principles for application and code deployments; identifies and recommends solutions using IaaS, PaaS or SaaS with a focus on availability, reliability, performance and cost; develops/tests business continuity and disaster recovery procedures; plans, tests, submits and communicates Change Management Requests (CMR) for production changes including: weekly migrations, application and database maintenance and upgrades; coordinates with relevant campus stakeholders and CSU Chancellor's Office (CO) on planned maintenance activities; coordinates with key clients inside and outside of the IT Division to schedule system upgrades and maintenance windows; serves as point of contact for internal and external clients; represents the division in various on-campus and off-campus committees; liaises with CSU Chancellor's Office and their third-party service providers on projects, related scheduling and on incident reports/resolution; coordinates with CSU Chancellors Office and keep up-to-date on all maintenance activities impacting CSUN while coordinating the dissemination of relevant information to relevant campus stakeholders; and performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in Computer Science, Engineering or a job-related field. Five years of full-time, progressively responsible field-related experience, including one year of project management, team leadership, systems implementation and PeopleSoft development. Experience working with application monitoring and performance tools, and automation/configuration management using Ansible preferred. Experience with agile methodologies and working on agile teams desired.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Extensive knowledge of: programming, systems analysis techniques, and systems development principles; and relational database principles. Functional knowledge of: Oracle PeopleSoft, Weblogic, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Windows operating systems, and relational database engines (Oracle, MySQL, SQL). Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an available, reliable, resilient and secure enterprise service environment. Ability and specialized skills to: code, test, and debug software applications; provide ongoing project leadership to technical development staff; analyze problems and propose effective solution; react positively under pressure to meet tight deadlines; understand functional and procedural requirements and develop alternative solutions; relate system solutions to departmental management and staff; and communicate effectively both orally and in writing; develop and make presentations; conduct meetings; develop and provide user training; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Knowledge of cloud concepts in AWS and Microsoft Azure, preferred.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $6,249 - $12,100 per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $6,249 - $9,400, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. May include some evenings and weekends.

REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

Application Period
Applications received through June 23, 2020 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Background Check
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree