Individuals within the Systems and Data Management career progression design, install, maintain and upgrade the enterprise's production databases. They provide technical expertise in the use of database technology and are accountable for the overall performance of the enterprise's database environment. Systems and Data Management professionals work closely with clients, business analysts, systems programmers, and application developers to define and resolve information flow and content issues-helping to transform business requirements into environment specific databases. Once a database is in place, they monitor and analyze performance metrics and then allocate database resources to achieve optimum database performance. Individuals implement and perform backup and recovery procedures for the enterprise's databases and help develop the tools and techniques that allow clients to access data in a secure environment. Lastly, they support and help develop a common set of standards, the methods and procedures used for all database development work, and recommend software and hardware upgrade paths.
Individuals have a solid working knowledge of systems administration and database administration methodologies and techniques, with a good under-standing of logical and physical database design principles. They work well in a team environment and exhibit flexibility when addressing daily shifting work priorities.
Career Ladder Position descriptions
Systems and Data Administrator
Senior Systems and Data Administrator
Lead Systems and Data Administrator
Senior Lead Systems and Data Administrator
Chief Systems and Data Administrator