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Database Administrator/Developer

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois 60637
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Job Summary

The University of Chicago Law School is seeking a Database Administrator/Developer to join its IT team. The position will have responsibilities for maintaining existing databases, planning and developing new databases, and engaging in database related application development.  Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Works in conjunction with Web Application Front-End developers to create data driven web applications.

  • Works with other departments on data integrations with central systems, including utilizing APIs for data access or developing API to provide data access/integration.

  • Reviews database design to understand the effect on the physical database and how data is stored, accessed and analyzed.

  • Assists in determining the impact of making database changes on other systems and the staff cost for making such changes.

  • Modifies and optimizes database programs to increase processing performance.

  • Codes database descriptions and specifies identifiers of database- to- database management systems or directs others in coding database descriptions.

  • Ensures consistency and reliability of data throughout database systems. Institutes, monitors, and tests database administration procedures including backup and recovery.

  • Tests and corrects errors and refines changes to databases.

  • Specifies the user access level for each segment of one or more data items such as inserting, replacing, retrieving, or deleting data.

  • Works with the user community by responding to special data needs and questions. Designs reports and files to display requested information, including on-screen links to other screens.

  • Provides assistance on various report writer access, database views, and storage procedures related to all databases.

  • Provides customer support on how to use the database system, including user training and on-going support.



Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field OR an equivalent combination of experience and coursework required; Microsoft Certification for SQL (MCSA, MCSE, or other appropriate certification) preferred.




  • A minimum of three years of experience administering, analyzing and/or developing relational databases, including a minimum of one year of experience working with servers

  • A minimum of two years of experience with data-driven web application development experience


  • Experience connecting external languages (JavaScript/JSON, Python, etc.) or statistical software (Stata, Matlab, SAS, R/S, etc.) to databases

  • Multiple Relational Database Management experience (RDBMS)

  • MS-SQL, Java, HTML, C++ experience

  • Familiarity with Oracle/PeopleSoft, including Student Information Systems products



  • Understanding of client server technology

  • An understanding of server hardware and software

  • Familiarity with triggers, stored procedures, standard coding practices, and data access utilities

  • Understanding of data issues, data models, good data practice, and the impact of data decisions on practical operation of business applications

  • Working knowledge of servers, networks, and communication protocols

  • Knowledge of relational database design and application design/development methodologies

  • Analytical abilities with research and troubleshooting skills

  • Planning and organizational skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities

  • Ability and willingness to learn new systems

  • Attention to detail





If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply online at:


Requisition #: 103448



The University of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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