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Canadian Bank Note Company - Ottawa, Ontario; CBN was established in 1897 to supply security-printed products to the Canadian government, which it has done continuously ever since. The supply of Canadian currency, passports and postage stamps are three important activities entrusted to the Company; DBMS: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL ; Past job postings: Database/System Administrator ; Career Opportunities .

Database/System Administrator

Reports To:   Director, Information Services
Location:   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Job Description:
As the Database Administrator on the Tier3 System Management team, you will manage, tune, maintain & troubleshoot the production, development & test databases that support our mission-critical applications. The DBA will provide technical design, development & proactive maintenance of databases & the associated files to ensure accessibility, security & integrity of company data. This candidate will be responsible for database performance and capacity monitoring, tuning, planning, disaster recovery, system backup/recovery, audit readiness, data structure tuning, problem resolution & all administration related to the database environment. This role will also have some systems management responsibilities including managing of end-to-end system hardware and operating systems, as required.
Roles and Responsibilities include:
  • Support all daily operational activities relating to database management and administration
  • Assist the software development, technical support and systems management teams in system design and troubleshooting.
  • Monitor and tune the Databases for optimal performance.
  • Assist with impact analysis of any changes proposed to database schema and/or objects.
  • Manage and maintain system documentation, capacity management, plans, performance management plans, and disaster recovery plans.
  • Partake in equal share of After-Hours on-call support. Includes both systems and database management oversight.
  • Conduct Systems Acceptance Testing. Review and approve system change requests.
  • Perform hardware installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair as necessary
  • Maintain IT Security Audit Readiness
  • Perform software installations, upgrades and patches.
  • University Degree (minimum 3 year) in Computer Systems, Engineering or an equivalent combination of Education and relevant Experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Suse Linux and Windows Server
  • Experienced with installation, management and tuning of one or more Database Platforms (ie. Oracle, Microsoft, MySQL).
  • Understanding of Database Administration best practices (e.g. Schema management, index optimization, backup/recover methods)
  • Understanding and ability to apply Database environment performance tuning principles.
  • Generalized understanding and exposure to all major DBMS components (ie. Optimizers, replication, clustering, backup, performance tuning tools, etc).
  • Strong commitment to 24x7 environment monitoring and on-call rotation schedule.
  • Highly self motivated and directed.
  • Experience in tightly securing the DBMS and databases. Experience with Security Audits.
  • Experience implementing and managing clustered/failover environments.
  • Some knowledge and experience with Application/Web Servers (ie. Tomcat, IIS, Apache, etc)
  • Comfortable and understands importance of solid system documentation.
  • Proven track record of demonstrating initiative, reliability, productivity and multitasking
  • Must possess excellent communication skills
  • Must possess a valid Canadian security clearance (secret)
  • Ability to lead technical projects.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited is committed to achieving a skilled and diversified workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We encourage applications from women, visible minorities, people with disabilities and Aboriginal people.

No phone calls or agencies, please.

Please send your resume to:

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
Human Resources
145 Richmond Road
Ottawa ON K1Z 1A1
Fax: 613-722-4561

Please quote the position of interest in the subject line of your email.

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Last updated on June 25, 2011