EXPRESS SCRIPTS SERVICES COMPANY Sr. Database Administrator in Saint Louis, Missouri

POSITION SUMMARY The Sr. Database Administrator is responsible for all activities related to the administration of DB2 z/OS databases. Implements complex or non-routine data models and database designs and data access and table maintenance codes. Assigns personnel to various projects and directs their activities. Consults with application development teams and advises them of the correct usage of appropriate data manipulation techniques. Implements changes into development, QA and production environments and monitor database and system performance. Provides assistance to IT team members with issues needing technical expertise or complex systems and/or database knowledge. Assists with work plan development and work distributions for team members. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Implement complex or non-routine data models and database designs and data access and table maintenance codes. * Resolve complex database performance issues, database capacity issues, replication and other distributed data issues. * Assign personnel to various projects and directs their activities. * Confer with and advises subordinates on administrative policies and procedures, technical problems, priorities, and methods. * Consults with application development teams and advises them of the correct usage of appropriate data manipulation techniques. * Responsible for space management, backup, monitoring and maintaining ongoing performance of databases and develops updates or modifications according to business needs. * Monitor and review the work of other database administrators to ensure correct practices and procedures. * Provide assistance to IT team members with issues needing technical expertise or complex systems and/or database knowledge. * Mentor team to improve their understanding and skill and ensure they are familiar with resource materials including manuals and systems. * Designs technical solutions and prepares implementation methods to be performed by other database administrator team members. * Provide support and backup for management. * Assist with work plan development and work distributions for team members. QUALIFICATIONS 8-12 years of experience with a Bachelor s degree; 6-10 years experience with a Master's degree; 4-8 years of experience with PhD.; 14-18 years of experience without a Bachelor's degree. * Demonstrate ability to design, develop, and maintain databases. * Thorough knowledge of underlying database management systems products and tools. * Knowledge of disk storage mechanisms preferred. * Knowledge of programming languages helpful. * Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments to resolve complex issues with innovative solutions. * Demonstrated ability to prioritize work load and meet project deadlines. * Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make independent decisions. * Extremely detail oriented. Company is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the \\"Most Admired Companies\\" in the pharmacy category. Then, use your intelligence, creativity, integrity and hard work to help us enhance our products and services. We offer a highly competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, 401k with company match, life insurance, paid time off, tuition assistance and an employee stock purchase plan. Express Scripts is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran *LI-EV1.Employer's Job# ESMEUS7211Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.