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Database Administrator/Developer

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Cardiac Management Solutions

The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated technologies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

ZOLL has been Pittsburgh’s Manufacturer of the Year, one of Western PA’s Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices. But it’s our unique opportunity to impact people’s lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.

Position Summary:  As a member of the Enterprise Applications team, the Database Administrator (DBA)/Developer will work with the existing database administrator, the Application Development team, and business stakeholders to plan, design, and deliver software solutions for the business.

The DBA must be familiar with database design concepts, methods for creating highly available environments, industry standards for security and integrity, options for integrating onsite and hosted data sources, tools for monitoring and tuning database instances, and programming techniques for writing efficient queries.  In addition, the DBA must be able to effectively establish and document requirements, track and report on projects, publish technical documentation of solutions, and research and understand best practices and regulatory obligations.

The right candidate will ideally have past hands-on experience administering MS SQL databases running in a public cloud environment such as AWS or MS Azure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess the health of databases,  articulate issues, and formulate resolutions to improve health and performance

  • Design, build, analyze, tune, back up, and support databases

  • Understand and able to troubleshoot and maintain database servers

  • Take proactive measures to monitor, trend, and tune SQL databases, such as running maintenance jobs (backups, DBCCs, applying indexes/re-indexing, etc.), to meet or exceed baseline stability and performance SLAs

  • Develop and maintain SQL stored procedures, views, functions, ETL programs, and ad-hoc queries to support business needs

  • Develop, schedule, and monitor SSIS packages

  • Integrate data from various back-end databases and data sources

  • Manage and audit user access to DEV/TEST and PROD databases

  • Analyze business system requirements and design appropriate technical solutions

  • Develop system documentation as needed, including technical and user documentation

  • Keep up to date in emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them to ZOLL’s operations

  • Other duties as assigned by management                                             

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Educations and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in information technology or a related field or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years’ experience administering and maintaining replicated Microsoft SQL Server databases in a distributed production environment

  • 1+ years of Azure administration will be a huge plus.

  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft environment and tools, such as Enterprise Manager, Query Analyzer, and Profiler

  • Development experience with SSRS, SSIS, and automating SQL Server deployment and configuration through PowerShell, Chef, etc.

  • Experience with PowerShell scripting

  • Proficiency with query optimization, SQL development, parameterized queries, and T-SQL for developing complex stored procedures, triggers, etc.                                                                                                                                                                      

Language Skills:  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems and make appropriate judgment calls to insure the correct outcome.

Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in SQL, T-SQL.  Understanding and working knowledge of HTML, CSS, ASP and .Net required.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, talk and hear.  Employee may occasionally be required to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Equal Opportunity Employer-Disability and Veteran