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Epic ECSA/ODBA Database Administrator

Requisition # 19005163 Apply Now

Job Summary –(high level overview of the critical few tasks of the position):

Work collaboratively with the DBA Team and other EIS technical staff to install, maintain, troubleshoot, monitor and optimize our Epic applications, environments and the systems they run on.  This includes our Epic Cache databases, Epic ancillary Windows applications, and Data Courier migrations and administration. Troubleshoot and resolve issues and incidents related to all the above.

  1. Job Responsibilities (the scope of responsibility, department and position levels including knowledge and practice of the clinical/technical skills necessary to the position):
  2. Installs, upgrades, maintains and supports Epic ancillary applications (Web Blob, Interconnect, Hyperspace Web, EPS, etc.) and Cache databases on selected server platforms. Seeks assistance from more senior peers on complex issues.
  3. Applies Epic client pack updates to all installed ancillary applications
  4. Applies Epic server-side updates to all Dev, Test, Train, and Production Cache environments
  5. Works with other EIS teams to apply and validate Linux/Windows patches to database and application servers.
  6. Manages storage associated with Epic Cache databases and Windows ancillary applications. Assists systems administrators with storage allocation and planning related to the database.
  7. Monitors and optimizes the performance of Epic ancillary applications
  8. Monitors and optimizes the performance of Epic Cache database instances in a networked environment
  9. Implements viable database backup, recovery, and high availability strategies and mechanisms.  Executes database recovery, restoration, and/or restart as required.
  10. Defines and implements database parameters, security, audit, and resource allocation policies and procedures.  Defines, creates, and manages user accounts, profiles, privileges, roles, and required audit information.
  11. Communicate and coordinate with other teams (Unix, Oracle, Windows, Network, SAN etc.) related to database, application and environment support and projects.
  12. Responsible for daily Epic build migrations using Epic’s Data Courier utility, working closely with application and change teams.   Analyze and troubleshoot migration issues.
  13. Keeps abreast of current and emerging database trends/technologies.
  14. Carries a cell phone / department-supplied laptop and responds to pages in a timely manner.
  15. Adheres to change control processes.  Maintains version control, administration of scripts for file manipulation and programming access to multiple environments.
  16. Conducts cross-team training and lessons learned sessions.
  17. Maintains documentation of team processes and procedures, including operating manuals or training materials for internally managed databases and systems.
  18. Escalates and statuses lead and management on assigned tasks and priority production support issues.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned by management or team lead.

Physical Requirements:  (physical abilities essential to perform the job):

  • Nothing extraordinary

Work Environment:  (work environments, hazards and exposures the employee may encounter on the job):

  • Office environment

On-Call: (Is this job required to be on-call?  If yes, what is the typical frequency and duration?):

  • 24/7 on call rotation based on schedule

Qualifications: - minimum job criteria including educational requirements, licensure, registration, certification and experience and equivalencies.

Educational requirements and/or preferences (Licensure, Registration, Certification, Experience, Other):

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Requires three years of Epic ECSA or ODBA administration experience, ECSA experience preferred
  • Experience with Linux and/or Windows operating systems is required
  • Certification in ONE of the following areas is required:
    • Epic ECSA (one of the latest 2 Epic/Cache versions)
    • Epic ODBA (one of the latest 2 Epic/Cache versions)    
  • Scripting experience required (PERL, Powershell, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of patient care databases and applications required
  • Working knowledge of monitoring, tuning, and administration of Windows and IIS applications is preferred
  • Working knowledge of monitoring, tuning, and administration of enterprise database systems a plus
  • Working knowledge of Citrix, VMWare, BigIP, F5 or Netscaler load balancing, and SSL/TLS required
  • Ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines, manage several projects at one time, and utilize time effectively for self and others
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing effectively with diverse skill sets and personalities and work effectively as a team player
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analysis skills
  • Project management abilities for cross-team & internal projects
  • Epic Clarity administration experience a plus

  • Working Title: Epic ECSA/ODBA Database Administrator
  • Department: Epic Systems and DBAs
  • Business Entity: Corporate Services
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Information Technology
  • Job Specialty: Database Management
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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