Canada DBA Job




Database Administrator (Mid-Level) - TEXADA SOFTWARE

Database Administrator (Mid-Level), TEXADA SOFTWARE

Guelph, ON, CANADA
Posted Jan 5, 2011 1 Position(s)

Texada clients enjoy the benefits of enhanced efficiency through better asset utilization. Faster transactions, simplified processes, and comprehensive reporting dramatically improve business performance. Your total investment in software is rewarded by a short payback. Best practice support, professional development, industry vision and expertise make Texada the choice for rental and mobile equipment management solutions.

Growth and opportunity.
POSTION TITLE:       Database Administrator (Mid-Level) 
LOCATION:               Guelph, Ontario
START DATE:           ASAP
Texada Software is an independent, publicly-held corporation based in Guelph Ontario that provides software solutions to the equipment rental industry. The technology-driven software products we offer are specifically designed to provide solutions for the equipment rental enterprise, and are fully scalable to meet the needs of any size operation.
The Mid Level DBA leads Junior DBA's in the implementation and maintenance of the database component in Texada's products, and assists Texada's customers in the planning, support, and management of Texada's databases.  



College Diploma or University Degree in Computer Science or related field



3+ years of Oracle database administration; familiarity with MS SQL Server


  • Strong knowledge of relational database technology and relational database design
  • Strong documentation skills, oral and written communication skills
  • Independent learner and analytical problem solver
  • Capable of managing multiple projects at the same time
  • Performs under limited supervision
  • Experience with scripting programming (bash and one of Perl or Python)
  • Experience working with MS SQL
  • Familiar with Unix shell commands, Unix administration experience an asset
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures
  • Proven ability to lead a team and work as part of a broader team to achieve goals


  • Design, implement, and maintain database schema
  • Maintain reliability of data and databases
  • Develop and implement standards for database installation, maintenance and configuration
  • Setup, monitor, and maintain disaster recovery solutions for customers' production databases
  • Write and tune SQL queries and PL/SQL packages
  • Develop and maintain shell scripts
  • Assist in recommendations of purchases of new hardware
  • Troubleshoot application database errors
  • Perform data conversion tasks
  • Lead and manage Junior DBA staff


  • Designs and develops database applications in response to development projects and our customer's information needs
  • Defines and ensures that databases meet the quality standards and security requirements
  • Researches and keeps abreast of latest technologies and best practices
  • Ensure that the hardware is adequate to support the databases and make recommendations when upgrades are required 


  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works efficiently
  • Adaptable in managing competing demands
  • Follows instructions, responds to managements direction; takes responsibility for own actions 


  • Demonstrates the importance of our customers, their needs and the service we provide
  • Works with and communicates to technical staff and end users
  • Collaboratively works with other departments in a production development and maintenance IT environment  


  • Provides the day to day supervision to Junior DBA's
  • Manages multiple projects and achieves timelines
  • Collaboratively works with other departments in a production development and maintenance IT environment
  • Trains and mentors Junior DBA's
  • Makes recommendations and participates in the development of their staff
  • Working in conjunction with the Senior Managers, recruits and hires all staff in their department

Please apply online through Workopolis.

No phone calls, we thank all interested candidates however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
We value diversity in the workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants.

Last updated on February 05, 2011