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Senior Database Administrator(Rdb)

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Centene Corporation

Chesterfield, MO

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Senior Database Administrator(Rdb)





Position Purpose:

Administer, maintain, develop and implement policies and procedures for ensuring the availability, performance, and integrity of the company database.

Assist data modeling to design and implement data structures which meet the business requirement for timely, accurate data

Promote data quality and enforce data integrity

Resolve database performance issues, capacity issues, replication, and other distributed data issues

Determine user requirements, set up and test computer databases, and coordinate changes

Interact with development and end-user personnel to determine application data access requirements, transaction rates, volume analysis, and other pertinent data required to develop and maintain integrated databases

Job specific duties:

As a Senior Rdb Database Administrator for you will play a significant role in the design, implementation and maintenance of production databases. You will be responsible for monitoring daily database activities and overall performance, growth and tuning configurations as well as the security of the database.

You will be a self-starter and will be required to cover after-hours/weekend on-call rotations in addition to standard work hours.

Assume primary ownership for the build, data management, access and permissions and roles requests submitted and work with the application team and manager on prioritization

Provide Database Administration and support of Oracle Rdb databases.

Implement and support Administration tasks such as backup and recovery procedures, database utilities, and data replication technologies for both PROD and NON-PROD environments

Provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance to application development teams for Oracle Rdb related issues.

Log, schedule and track all changes using change management system tools

Responsible for all corrections to the database infrastructure and for repairs, maintenance and periodic reorganization of Rdb databases



Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, related field or equivalent experience.

3 years of related experience with OpenVMS and Oracle Rdb.

OpenVMS Integrity experience including OpenVMS 8.4-2x.

Oracle Rdb 7.3, ODBC, SQL/services, RMU Show Statistics, RMU Backup/Restore, Rdb database reorganization, hashed indexes, sorted ranked indexes, after-image journaling & recovery, Rdb upgrades.

In-depth understanding of OpenVMS & Oracle Rdb performance tuning concepts, proficiency with OpenVMS DCL and CA Job Scheduler. Troubleshooting & analysis experience.

ACMS experience is not required but highly desirable (a plus).

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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Founded as a single health plan in 1984, Centene Corporation (Centene) has established itself as a national leader in the healthcare services field. Today, through a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions, we remain deeply committed to delivering results for our stakeholders: state governments, members, providers, uninsured individuals and families, and other healthcare and commercial organizations

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