Database Administrator

Distribution Lebanon, Indiana


SUMMARY:   We are searching for a Database Administrator with knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase ASE Server and Oracle to manage the databases for the Distribution Center.  This position is responsible for the continued up-time operation of a large fulfillment system which interfaces to the corporate systems for data downloads and uploads and to a local external system for picking and product movement as well as for transportation of all shipments.


  • Ongoing Database Administration support, enhancement and project work.
  • Monitor the Microsoft, Sybase and Oracle databases for continued operation with emphasis on performance, database growth, system bottlenecks, deadlocks, and user sessions.
  • Administration of database middleware software, processes, and procedures
  • Investigate path for conversion from Sybase ASE Server to Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Ensure that backup procedures are implemented according to planned design.
  • Responsible for performance monitoring and tuning and consistency checks of databases.
  • Responsible for requested start-up and shutdown of a given database.
  • Maintain inter-database gatweays.
  • Maintain and manage multiple databases for Development, Testing, and Special Projects.
  • Analyze system monitoring reports to make recommendations on hardware and operating system needs.
  • Offer support and suggestions on efficiency to developers, with an emphasis on optimizing indexes, table design, etc.
  • Validate recovery procedures on a regular basis to ensure integrity of the backups and procedures.
  • Handle problem resolution, reporting, and tracking.
  • Implement scripts to automate batch processing.
  • Maintain separate test and production images of source code for tables, procedures, triggers, etc.; Work with vendor provided utilities to facilitate this task.
  • Review devoloper’s scripts and command files when readying application for test and production.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation for after hours support.
  • Document standards, procedures, and naming conventions for database development and usage.


  • Work with Operations Personnel as needed to ensure continued operation as upgrades and patches are planned and installed for all database systems.
  • Participate in future planning strategy discussions.
  • Participate in annual database education and training classes.
  • Help in training users and other systems administration personnel.
  • Special or as needed duties assigned by Manager.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 11, 13, and 15;
  • Knowledge of Sybase ASE Enterprise Server 15 and 16;
  • Knowledge of Oracle 18c Enterprise Server and Oracle Transparent Gateways;
  • Knowledge of Linux operating system, command language and shell scripting;
  • Strong analytical skills needed to determine issues in existing systems;
  • Strong SQL programming skills;
  • Previous Warehouse Management System experience is helpful;

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  It is preferred that candidates will have at least a Bachelors degree or equivalent experience, and 3-5 years of relevant professional experience.

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