Information Technologist - Oracle Database and System Administration

Vancouver Island University

November 27, 2013

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Job Category: 
Management and Operations
Job Specialization: 
IT Management
Company Overview: 

At Vancouver Island University, we don't just hire employees, we hire people. Imagine a future with a job that you love and a life that you want to lead -- imagine yourself working at Vancouver Island University.

At VIU, we offer a solid compensation package that includes a comprehensive benefits plan; several weeks of holiday time each year, plus a week-long break at the end of December; professional development opportunities and a desirable pension plan that takes the worry out of retirement. As a part of our campus community, you will work with supportive colleagues, be presented with interesting challenges within an encouraging environment and be provided with tools and training that inspires variety and promotes learning. All while you enjoy the pace and quality of life on beautiful Vancouver Island.  

Job Summary: 

Consider becoming a part of our team, the department of Information Systems currently invites applications for the position:

Information Technologist - Oracle Database and System Administration


The Information Technologist will work as part of a team, managing and supporting the Oracle Database and supporting servers, as well as a VMS server cluster. Under the direction of the Manager, responsibilities include the following: provide effective and efficient support for the Vancouver Island University information systems; manage, tune and troubleshoot the Oracle Database and its integration with a wide variety of computer software applications and sub-systems in a highly complex, multi-platform and multi-operating system environment; responsible for data integrity, backup and restoration of institutional data in production and disaster recovery situations; plan for the evolution of VIU information systems and evaluate technology; manage the servers running the Oracle database in production and development environments; manage the VMS server cluster environment; respond to requests for service, provide appropriate resolutions and maintain associated documentation and on-line records; create and maintain accurate and concise documentation related to the development, installation, configuration and maintenance of all supported systems; research, test and deploy solutions for a wide variety of Information Systems problems and needs; lead or be a member of teams working on small to large-scale information technology projects; and provide support for all campuses and sites including Cowichan, Parksville and Powell River.

Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities, including, student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.

This regular, full-time appointment, located on VIU’s Nanaimo campus, will be made effective as soon as possible.

Required Qualifications:
BSc Degree in computing science, or related field, from an appropriately accredited institution. Three to five years of directly related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Demonstrated strengths in Oracle Database administration and Systems Manager in a mixed OS environment ideally including Linux, VMS and Windows. Skilled in programming/scripting development, PL-SQL, Perl, sh and bash. Advanced analytical and problem solving skills on a wide variety of computing hardware and software systems. Strong working knowledge of network architecture, storage systems (fibre channel,SAN). Demonstrated success as a team member, in leadership roles and working autonomously. Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to produce and maintain high quality technical documentation. Ability to conduct research, produce reports and make appropriate recommendations. Ability to work in a high-pressure environment, requiring proficiency in multitasking, prioritizing and meeting deadlines. Willingness to travel, as required, to provide support at all campuses.

Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures).

Preferred Qualifications:
Recent expertise and experience in the following: VMS systems management, DCL, TOAD, LDAP, enterprise Windows environments, Active Directory.

How To Apply: 

The posting period for the career opportunity, competition #13-4103, will remain open until December 18, 2013.

Please Submit:
Cover Letter
Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.

NB: Previous applicants to postings 13-4045 and 13-4069 need not reapply.

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