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Database Administrator / Analyst

TITLE: Apply Database Administrator / Analyst
Information Technology
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 08-11-2020
REPORTS TO: Director, Business Systems Management
SCHEDULE: Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of one so classified.
The Database Administrator/Analyst serves on a team of other Programmer/Analysts and provides operational database services with security controls to the university including, but not limited to, the design and implementation of related databases, data warehouse/data marts, BI tools, system interfaces, standard applications, and custom applications.
  • Designs write and modify programs to improve application processing (e.g. online applications to websites, data transfer to internal databases, processing of application data and online payment systems
  • Provides database support to users, including gathering user requirements to identify improvements which will simplify processes and increase productivity
  • Identifies ways to solve database needs and challenges. This includes researching new database products, services and protocols to enhance systems within the university
  • Communicates with end-users and departments, responds to queries or requests and acts as a liaison with developers to improve applications and establish best practices for the university
  • Analyzes business requirements and programs automated scripts to provide end-user support and regular maintenance to the databases. Creates custom-designed business analysis queries and code to manipulate information and achieve organizational goals
  • Works with development, support, and operations teams to help achieve a state-of-the-art environment that meets current and future business objectives
  • Reviews service-related reports on a daily basis to assure that issues are identified and resolved proactively (database backups, interfaces, maintenance, monitoring)
  • Leads and participates as a contributor in projects
  • Serves in a consultative role for other Database Programmer/Analysts on the Business Systems Management team, acting as mentor and trainer as needed
  • Significant experience in a data-focused environment
  • Strong command of and experience with SQL, SQL server platforms, and SQL server tools
  • Advanced knowledge of database security, backup/recovery, and performance monitoring standards
  • Understanding of relational and dimensional data modeling
  • PowerShell and Unix shell scripting skills
  • Familiarity with SSAS, SSIS, SSRS
  • Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Excels as a member of a larger team, as a trainer, as a mentor, and as an individual contributor.
  • Knowledge/Experience with the following a definite plus in meeting duties and responsibilities:
    • C#
    • .NET framework
    • PERL
    • Informix database
    • Linux operating system
LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning.
SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package, which includes medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program.

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send completed application, and a current resume to:

LeTourneau University
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-4103
E-mail address: HumanResources@letu.edu


LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See https://www.letu.edu for more information.