Teradata DBA

  • SPI
  • Fort Worth, TX


Full Time

  • No Travel Required


  • Teradata DBA

Job Description

 Responsibilities are:

Physical, Enterprise Level Teradata Database Administration

Performance Monitoring and Tuning

Ensuring Data Quality & Governance

Meta Data & Master Data Management

The qualified candidate will perform database administration. Candidate should possess extensive knowledge of all aspects of Teradata including monitoring and performance tuning.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs physical database administration (dba) tasks in Teradata.

Designs and builds simple to complex database structures from data models.

Proactively performs database monitoring and performance tuning tasks. 

Provide rotating 24x7 on-call support for Teradata environments as necessary

Identify and provide solutions to performance issues in multiple database environments

Participate in the development and maintenance of high quality data design strategies, guidelines, principles and standards

Promote and maintain positive working relationships with application development teams and business users

Collaborate with other data architects, application development team members and/or DBAs to resolve issues                                        

Communicate data design strategy, guidelines, principles and standards to the development teams

Provide mentoring and education, along with technical guidance and direction to the teams

Participate in quality assurance of conceptual, logical and physical data models

Ensure logical and physical data models support the Enterprise Data Model (EDM) strategy

Education / Experience Requirements:

BS / MS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience in the field of Database Administration


Technical / Business Skill:

Three or more year’s total experience as physical DBA in Teradata

Two or more years of experience in database/application performance tuning and monitoring tools.

Experience in database problem identification, problem diagnosis and resolution.

Experience in designing conceptual, logical and physical data models using industry standard tools (e.g. Erwin, Power Designer)

Experience in the normalization process and Entity-Relationship data modeling techniques

Knowledge in using data quality and data governance tools

Knowledge of enterprise data architecture frameworks

Knowledge in a variety of database, ETL, and application concepts, practices and procedures

Knowledge of current trends in data technologies: data services, data virtualization, data integration, Master Data Management, Hadoop/Big Data

Knowledge of Agile development and the Scaled Agile Framework is desirable


Professional / Personal Skills Experience in effective communication at different levels (i.e. junior team members, peers, management, senior management) of the organization

Experience in providing technical data design guidance and direction Ability to build strong relationships across organizations

Ability to demonstrate innovation and creativity when faced with challenging situations

Strong leadership skills Strong problem solving skills Excellent interpersonal skill Exceptional verbal and written communication skills Ability to work with development teams to convey the value of enterprise data modeling, data quality and data governance practices

Ability to work on high performing teams and deliver under pressure situations