DevOps Environments, Configuration management systems, MS Database Projects, Azure DevOps, Troubleshooting SQL, Capacity Planning, Database Configuration, Performance Optimization
Full Time
$80,000 - $99,700
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

SENIOR IT PROFESSIONAL – APPLICATIONS (DATABASE ADMINISTRATION CSMART)                                                                                                       

Division: Enterprise Application Services

Section:  Cloud and Application Management                                                    

Reporting Location: 1100 Louisiana, Houston TX 77002                                   

Workdays & Hours: MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM*   *Subject to Change



This senior level Database Administrator is responsible for highly complex projects involving the organization's databases. Supports database integration requirements, CSMART and its suite of integrated technologies.  Researches data requirements for specific applications or users, and designs database structures and application capabilities to match.   Provide highest level of technical advise to the team and clients for installation, setup, configuration of databases.

Under general direction, formulates and defines system scope and objectives. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.  May be responsible for completion of a phase of a project. Regularly provides guidance and training to less-experienced database administrators.


This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.  Significant time spent using computer display, keyboard, and mouse.  The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.  Operates a motor vehicle.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management and Information Systems (MIS) or a closely related field.  Usually has advanced technical certifications that demonstrate mastery of a specialized application. 


At least six (6) years of technology experience supporting applications.  Advanced certifications and/or greater than six (6) years applicable experience may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the education requirement. 

Experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.




**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

Preference will be given to applicants possessing the following:

  • Experience with capacity planning, database configuration, and performance optimization.
  • Experience in DevOps environments using configuration management systems such as MS Database projects and Azure DevOps.
  • Supporting a mission critical database technology environment.
  • Strong understanding of cloud platforms and deployments (Amazon Web Services/Microsoft Azure).
  • Experience with trouble shooting SQL Server FCI (Failover Cluster Instance) / AlwaysOn Availability Groups


Department may administer skills assessment test

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION                           NO

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.


Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. 



Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: 

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call (832/393-0204). 

If you need special services or accommodations, call. (832/393-0204) (TTY 7-1-1) 

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627. 

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process. 

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.   

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity 
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy. 

Posted By

Sheli Most

Houston, TX, 77002

Dice Id : 90975896
Position Id : 5843768
Have a Job? Post it