University of Manitoba

Job Description

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

The opportunity:

Reporting to the Manager of Application Development the Intermediate Database Administrator is primarily responsible for participating in the analysis, development and testing of new and/or modified solutions for clients. The Intermediate Database Administrator also provides maintenance and support to existing systems and participates in quality improvement activities.

The qualifications and experience we’re looking for:

· Bachelor’s degree or a Community College Diploma in a directly related discipline is required.

· Minimum three years’ experience working on a database team with enterprise level systems in a large business environment required.

· Must have experience with Agile software development practices and utilizing industry standard tools (e.g. : JIRA).

· Must have experience in implementing and utilizing DevOps for CI/CD using industry standard tools (e.g. : Git, Jenkins, GitLab).

· Must have experience supporting, monitoring, and patching Oracle server databases as well as one of the following: MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL.

· Must have experience with writing and tuning SQL queries and stored procedures.

· Must have experience with batch scripting languages such as bash, crontab, and batch scheduling tools.

· Must have knowledge of creating/executing test scripts and test plans.

· Knowledge with automated testing software would be an asset Knowledge of software development with Java/J2EE.

· Knowledge of Python would be an asset.

· Experience with High Availability and Disaster Recovery options for one or more database platforms would be an asset.

· Knowledge of the Universities application portfolio and experience in business-critical applications would be an asset.

· Familiarity with cloud computing such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure would be an asset.

· An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

· Must be self-motivated and possess excellent problem-solving skills.

· Demonstrated teamwork/collaboration skills required.

· Demonstrated strong analytical skills to diagnose and resolve complex systems issues is required.

· Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with users of varying levels of technical expertise is required.

· Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and schedule complex projects and tasks is essential.

· Ability to act as a consultant to clients and other staff members is essential.

· Ability to coach and mentor junior staff required.

· Ability to develop strong interpersonal working relationships required.

· Proven technical aptitude with ability to learn new systems quickly required.

· Involvement with local IT user communities would be an asset.

· Knowledge of ITIL fundamentals would be an asset.

· Satisfactory work record, including satisfactory attendance and punctuality, is required.

· Must be available to work occasional overtime as required.

Why the University of Manitoba?

Along with being one of Manitoba’s top employers, we are proud to provide a collaborative and enriching work environment. In addition to a strong compensation package with a competitive salary, the University provides an exceptional workplace that includes:

  • Comprehensive group benefits and pension plan.
  • Competitive vacation time.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • A full spectrum of professional development opportunities.

Apply today through the University of Manitoba’s recruitment site, UM Careers:


Applications will only be accepted if you apply on UM Careers.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities).

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $58,294.60-$84,102.20 per year


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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