IS Specialist DBA in Tampa, FL

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Amgen Inc   •  

Tampa, FL 33602

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Less than 5 years

Posted 56 days ago

Amgen is seeking a Specialist Information Systems (IS) DBA – Oracle to join the Infrastructure Operations team in support of Global Business Services and will have the primary responsibility for all activities related to Oracle Database administration in a 24×7 regulated environment at an SME (Subject Matter Expert) Level. The Specialist IS DBA will act as an SME on other new database technologies that will be introduced into the Amgen environment AWS Aurora and PostGreSQL. The DBA will interact with multiple internal and partner groups for DBA activities and work with DBA leads and Management to lay out a Database roadmap, build business cases to get approval, and manage projects to achieve that roadmap.

The Specialist IS DBA will report to the Senior Manager Information Systems at Amgen's Capability Center in Tampa, FL. At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the-art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world's leading biotechnology companies.

The Infrastructure Operations team is the Global Enterprise Administration group that manages physical and virtual hosting including private and public cloud hosting options, operating systems, databases, middleware, storage, and backup. The primary database technologies supported are Oracle and MS SQL along with supporting other database technologies such as AWS Aurora, MySQL, PostgreSQL…

Key Activities for the Specialist IS DBA include:

  • Database administration responsibilities: automate installations, upgrades and patching. Optimize HA, backup and recovery strategies based on business RPO requirements. Set up database tools and scripts to proactively monitor databases.
  • Provide support for cloud migrations and implementations including database migrations from Oracle to AWS RDS, AWS Aurora MySQL or PostGreSQL.
  • Consult with and advise users on various database issues working with internal and external teams, projects, plans and implements long-range requirements for database administration and design
  • Work with the architecture teams to develop strategy and evaluate toolsets for continual process improvement
  • Develops and documents standards and procedures for database support
  • Implements and supports database security regulations, policies, and guidelines
  • Reviews and approves application and database design decisions to ensure that application solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and reliability upon deployment
  • Train and develop team members/partners
  • Rotational 24×7 On-Call Support

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Information Systems and/or Oracle DBA experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Information Systems and/or Oracle DBA experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Information Systems and/or Oracle DBA experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Information Systems and/or Oracle DBA experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Database Certifications and experience in AWS, Oracle, Oracle RAC,
  • Python programming experience
  • Audit and security compliance issues (internal & government regulations)
  • Understanding of operating system tools for performance issues
  • Working knowledge on NAS/SAN storage, Clustering and HA configurations
  • Experience with various toolsets for Database Administration, Performance, Reporting and monitoring needs
  • Experience managing regulated systems in Pharma sector
  • Excellent data-driven problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience leading large initiatives in multiple functional areas of a complex organization
  • Proven experience as part of a high performance team
  • Skill in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues
  • ITIL experience

Valid Through: 2019-10-13