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Informix Administrator

Hauppauge, NY

SR Informix Database Administrator to provide day to day production administration support, monitoring, and troubleshooting. In this role will be responsible for the installation, configuration, upgrading, administration, monitoring, maintenance and security of databases in an organization. The role includes the development and design of databases strategies, system monitoring and improving database performance and capacity, and planning for future expansion requirements.
This role supports several lines of our business, ensuring uptime of the servers 24x7.
Day to day responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Create, design, develop and implement logical and physical database schemas and tables
  • Establish physical database parameters and calculate optimum values for database boundaries
  • Design and optimize database architecture schema and structures, to include files, tables, and table spaces
  • Develop scripts, documentation, and procedures for database administration, testing, and production
  • Establish periodic schedules to test validity of backups and ability to perform restores
  • Ensure data backups do not exceed configured space
  • Establish query standards for accessing databases of different sizes, selecting and upgrading recommended attributes
  • Provide tuning and performance of the database environment by monitoring optimum values for database parameters
  • Improve system performance by spreading highly used database tables across less busy disks and CPUs
  • Respond with a sense of urgency to production impacting problems
  • Other duties as assigned
Experience and Technical Skills
  • 5+ years of database administration experience required
  • Experience with IBM Informix Dynamic Server version 14.10
  • Experience with SQL Power tools and replication using ER/HDR
  • Connection Manager and Shell scripting (Bash and/or Korn)
  • Experience with AIX and UNIX operating systems
  • Windows Networking Knowledge, Exchange Server, Windows Updates.
  • 4GL Language
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MIS or a related field required, however equivalent experience may be substituted for educational requirements
  • Industry related certifications are preferred, but not required
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