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Sr. Database Administrator - AEGON Canada

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AEGON Canada - Toronto , Ontario; AEGON Canada is a leading Canadian provider of insurance and investment solutions. A member of AEGON, one of the world's largest insurance and pension companies, AEGON Canada offers the in-depth local knowledge of a Canadian firm within the global power of an expanding international enterprise; Past job postings: Sr. Database Administrator; DBMS: IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL; Career Opportunities .

Job Type: Contract
Location: Toronto, ON
Last Updated: 06/29/2011

Job Description:

Position: Senior Database Administrator


12 month contract opportunity

The Senior Database Administrator will mainly provide support of AEGON Canada database systems (IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL). This includes database development, management, problem analysis, installation, upgrade implementation. Overall planning and applying new features and technology for database system and manage future growth. Strong forward thinking technical skill, team coordination and project management skills are mandatory to ensure the on time delivery of various projects and tasks

. Provide professional customer service to support the business and IT which includes contributing to the improvement of cross functional communication and team synergies
. Leadership in providing future database technology and database management tools
. Identifies opportunities for improving existing processes and new solutions. Builds and documents process improvements and solutions.
. "Energize The Base" in an efficient and effective manner including all assigned incidents and problems are responded to and resolved.
. Proactively monitor database system health and Capacity, maintaining database system effectively and efficiently for optimized performance, support database applications
. Compliance/Regulatory and Governance - Participate in all regulatory initiatives (SOX, ISAP, DRP).
. Act as senior technical resource for areas of responsibility.

Qualifications and Technical Experience:
. Post Secondary degree - Computer Science or equivalent work experience
. 5 + years of experience within Information Technology in designing, deploying and administering Database Management System includes MS SQL
. Working experience with Windows and Solaris platform
. Working experience with MS SQL Reporting Service
. Knowledge of virtualization, NetApp storage management for database application
. Knowledge of disaster recovery planning for database management system.
. Knowledge of database application systems in financial industry

Other assets:
. Microsoft BizTalk
. Microsoft Sharepoint
. MS .Net application
. IBM Websphere


We value and reward the ability of our people .

. to strive to meet the highest possible standards of personal and professional behaviour . to demonstrate the ability to develop effective partnerships, focus on common goals and implement integrated solutions that are in the interests of everyone . to practice clear, open and honest communication and build an environment where full participation is the norm . to serve our customers, and each other in a professional manner. Our people must demonstrate, through their actions and behaviours, that they understand what "service excellence" means and how it needs to drive and direct everything they do . to help other people make the most of their abilities and recognize their full potential. Our people must consistently demonstrate the ability to work with others in a supportive, constructive and encouraging manner with the mutual goal of continual growth and improvement in everything we do and in every person who works here . to demonstrate a keen ability to identify and understand changing conditions and to respond. Our people must use creativity, resourcefulness and critical thinking to push past a problem and on to a well thought out solution . to contribute to the success of our business through the specialized technical skills and knowledge they bring to their role and demonstrate on the job . to take an active interest in our business and its success by better understanding the ways in which their job contributes to the goals and priorities of the organization

We value and reward the ability of our managers .

. to understand the drivers of both short and long term financial success and their risk implications while remaining focused on the overall goals and priorities of the organization

Last updated on July 02, 2011