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Towne Centre Drive
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Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#116524 Manager, Database Administration - Hybrid/Remote

Extended Deadline: Tue 7/5/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/01/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Towne Centre Drive and remote.

This position will remain open until filled.


UC San Diego Health is seeking a Manager of Database Administration who will be the responsible for developing and implementing an enterprise database administration strategy that aligns enterprise information assets with business and technology strategy. This position will report to the Director of Enterprise Systems and Data Integration, and the candidate will manage and oversee a team of Database Administrators (DBAs) supporting these organizational objectives. The candidate will be responsible for the ongoing development for all members of their team and provide coaching, mentoring, and professional growth leadership by implementing strong process and technology solutions. The candidate will be the primary point of escalation for database administration issues and will proactively manage all organizational change management and communications activities related to the DBA team for both internal IS and broader enterprise stakeholders as appropriate.

Database Administration Requirements:

The Manager of Database Administration will function as the point person for availability, integrity, confidentiality, and performance of all UC San Diego Health database assets. Additionally, the development and implementation of an enterprise architecture strategy and roadmap in collaboration with various stakeholders will be required. Specific duties include assessing the current state and designing the future state of the enterprise database and data warehouse environments, database platforms (on premise and cloud), and infrastructure (physical and cloud). Developing the roadmap based on maturity assessments and pain points for capabilities around all three of these areas (data warehouse models, (on premise & cloud) database platforms, and (on premise & cloud) infrastructure) is key to success in this role.

Project Management Requirements:

The Manager of Database Administration will function as the technical program manager responsible for project plans as it relates to database requests in conjunction with the operational project managers to ensure accessibility, integrity, and availability of our database environment. Specific duties include but are not limited to developing and maintaining project plans, directing work to other team members, creating status reports, facilitating decisions, identifying and mitigating risks, collecting and interpreting data from various sources, presenting measure and program results to clinical and operations executives, and managing evolving technical requirements.

Product Management:

The Manager of Database Administration will function as the technical product manager responsible for developing and evangelizing the adoption and utilization of the data assets. The Manager of Database Administration will be responsible for designs and specifications for our servers hosting information assets (i.e. - CPU, memory, disks, networking, cluster configurations, mirroring, availability groups, and disaster recovery). Strong experience and background in both the logical and physical aspects of the database management is required to be successful in this role. Roadmaps will be developed in conjunction with senior leadership, operational stakeholders, and vendor advisors to ensure the designs, specifications, and products can meet business and clinical requirements including scaling across multiple dimensions. Specific duties include but are not limited to facilitating strategic planning sessions, conducting product related research, developing product requirements and specifications, producing development approaches and timelines, coordinating the integration of products into the larger enterprise product portfolio, assessing third party products/vendor solutions, communication plans, training plans, writing recommendations to senior leadership, and creating maintenance/upgrade plans.

People Management:

The Manager of Database Administration will be responsible for the performance management and development process to foster a collaborative and high performing team. This includes, but is not limited to, creating and sustaining a workplace culture, which aligns with the mission, vision, guiding principles, and values for UC San Diego Health. Function as an effective resource to facilitate conflict resolution and enabling collaboration across multiple teams. A key measure of success will be implementing, communicating, and maintaining strong processes to support both the DBA team and the enterprise stakeholders.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Provides direct supervision typically to professionals or skilled technical employees. Functions as advisor to unit and administration. Analyzes and resolves problems, interprets policies (e.g., fiscal management, HR, contracts and grants, resource management in defined areas) and demonstrates solid subject matter knowledge. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Supervises staff to assure accountability and stewardship of department resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental goals and objectives. Collaborates across the enterprise to enable change management and adoption of the processes and tools developed by the team.


  • Nine (9) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus five (5) years of related experience/training. Related experience - database administration or development, application management, healthcare analytics, and/or management of complex database environments and platforms.


  • Advanced degree in healthcare information technology, computer science, statistics, or related area.
  • Five (5) years experience as a database administrator or architect in the healthcare or related industry.
  • Expertise in the fields of data quality, data profiling, data security, Master Data concepts, and data migration.
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels, including executive-level management, on a regular basis.
  • Experience with Epic Clarity and Caboodle.
  • Experience with financial, operational, HR, payroll and research data.
  • Ability to prepare models at varying levels of detail, such as broad conceptual and planning models as well as detailed logical designs or dimensional models using tools such as ERwin.
  • Expert skill in logical data design, data integration and the specification of data services.
  • Broad, working knowledge of MSSQL, Oracle, DB2, and other DB systems.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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