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Database & Systems Administrator

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Job Title Database & Systems Administrator
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Position Details
The University of Lethbridge Information Technology Services Department is seeking applications for the position of Database & Systems Administrator.  This is a full-time, continuing position located at our Lethbridge campus. Preference will be given to candidates who will work some portion of this role at the Lethbridge campus, but we will also consider hybrid work arrangements for Alberta-based candidates where visits to the Lethbridge campus would be less regular. 

Reporting to the Director, Applications, the Database & Systems Administrator is a capable and versatile professional with a broad background in creating, maintaining and enhancement of database systems. This individual will evaluate existing and emerging technologies, liaise with various University constituents, and assist in designing and implementing reliable, responsive, secure, and cost-effective solutions related to the University’s database services portfolio. 

This position is responsible for day-to-day operational tasks such as database and systems performance analysis, corrective action, proactive tuning, maintenance, patching, administration, and backup and recovery across the entire enterprise application infrastructure. This position will administrate other facets of the technology stack, such as operating system patching, scripting and troubleshooting, as well as implementing and maintaining Apache Tomcat, basic network rules, etc. 

The successful candidate can look forward to an energetic, professional team environment where there is a commitment to personal and professional growth. 

The University of Lethbridge offers a competitive compensation package with a full range of benefits. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Position Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: 
  •     Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent 
  •     5+ years of related work experience 
  •     Proficiency with Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL administration.  Experience with OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) would also be an asset 
  •     Proficiency in Linux and Windows Server administration  
  •     Experience with automating or scripting of system or database administrative tasks 
  •     Experience with networking concepts around firewall rules and network routing 

The incumbent must possess strong organizational, communication and project management skills, and must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision. Strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with faculty and staff is also required. 

A satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required for this position. 
Starting Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $61,413.10 - $77,258.06 annually
Full Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $61,413.10 - $93,103.02 annually (APO - Grade 3)
Campus Lethbridge
Employment Group APO
Position Category Other
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 11/07/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 01/15/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. If you currently reside outside of Alberta, are you open to relocating to Alberta?
    • I already reside in AB.
    • I am unable to relocate at this time.
    • I intend on relocating to Alberta, if selected as the successful candidate.
    • I may be open to relocating to Alberta, under certain circumstances.

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Documents