Senior Systems Database Administrator

Posting Number 2023-11643
Posted Date 6 days ago(3/16/2023 11:01 AM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
60% to 80% Onsite
Information Technology
School of Law (LW1131)
Compensation Grade
Band 53

Position Summary

As a member of the Technology Development Group at NYU School of Law, the Senior Systems Database Administrator is responsible to develop, optimize, and oversee the Law School’s conceptual and logical data systems in addition to creating and implementing standardized database management procedures, and overseeing the installation, security, and upgrading of organizational databases. Serve as a highly capable database architect/manager to enhance the performance of our organization's databases.


Candidates should possess extensive knowledge of database architecture and experience in a similar role.  They should also have proven experience in data analysis and management, with excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Design and implement effective database solutions and models to store and retrieve company data.
  • Examine and identify database structural necessities by evaluating client operations, applications, and programming.
  • Assess database implementation procedures to ensure they comply with internal and external regulations.
  • Install and organize information systems to guarantee company functionality.
  • Prepare accurate database design and architecture reports for management and executive teams.
  • Oversee the migration of data from legacy systems to new solutions.
  • Monitor the system performance by performing regular tests, troubleshooting, and integrating new features.
  • Recommend solutions to improve new and existing database systems.
  • Educate staff members through training and individual support.
  • Offer support by responding to system problems in a timely manner.
  • Enhancing the scalability and performance of existing database architecture.
  • Developing database structures and features according to organizational needs.
  • Protecting data by developing data security and restoration policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Conducting diagnostic tests and evaluating performance metrics.
  • Developing procedures to ensure data integrity and quality.
  • Preparing and presenting system performance reports to senior managers.
  • Performing database maintenance, migration, and upgrading hardware and software.
  • Documenting processes and complying with best practices in database management.
  • Keeping up to date with developments and trends in database management.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college in computer science or equivalent professional experience

Required Experience:
5+ years relevant experience as a database administrator in a medium to large scale, complex enterprise system and application environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to implement and support web services.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• In-depth understanding of database structure principles • Experience gathering and analyzing system requirements • Knowledge of data mining and segmentation techniques • Expertise in MS SQL Server and MySQL • Ability to use both command line and management tools such as Azure Data Studio • Familiarity with data visualization tools • Ability to work with stakeholders to assess potential risks. • Ability to analyze existing tools and databases and provide software solution recommendations. • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical, lay terms. • High-level experience in methodologies and processes for managing large-scale databases. • Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases. • Understanding of addressing and metadata standards. • High-level written and verbal communication skills • Proven analytical skills • Problem-solving attitude

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of related technologies and skills such as API development, micro services applications, AWS RDS, PHP, Python, and GitHub.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $90,000.00 to USD $110,000.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.


NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse and innovator in legal education, known for its focus on leadership, global issues, and public service. As part of this diverse and accomplished community, you’ll work with top faculty, support learning and research, and have regular opportunities to develop professionally. Located in Greenwich Village, one of New York’s most inviting neighborhoods, the Law School offers highly competitive benefits and perks, notably tuition remission.

NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at

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