Database Specialist

Employer: Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: IT/Computers/Networking
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 4/30/2024
Closing Date: 7/1/2024
Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.
Job Description

Job no: 529477
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice President-Info Technology
Department: Secure Identity Services
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, Fully Remote, Hybrid
Categories: Information Systems / Technology

Job Description

Serve as a member of the Middleware application development team in support of our database platforms. Work with application leads to provide secure, performant and reliable database storage for applications. Consult with stakeholders and service owners to migrate legacy applications from our existing ERP. Provide technical leadership and guidance for database usage and integrations.

Required Qualifications

- Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related field, or equivalent training and work experience
- Significant knowledge and experience in SQL development and programming principles
- In-depth knowledge of SQL syntax, query formulation, query tuning, and procedural languages such as T-SQL, PL/SQL, or PL/pgSQL
- Knowledge of software development best practices and methodologies
- Experience tuning database platforms for performance and reliability
- Practical experience developing scripts for tooling and automation
- Capable of working on multiple complex projects independently
- Excellent communication skills for communicating technical subject matter to a variety of audiences with varying technical backgrounds
- Committed to supporting and promoting a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with Oracle and Postgres databases
- Experience with Java and ORM technologies
- Experience with ORDS, HTTP and RESTful web services
- Experience with cloud database offerings, such as AWS Aurora
- Experience with LDAP, XML and JSON
- Experience with identity and access management principles

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact IT Human Resources at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 30, 2024
Applications close: Open until filled

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