Senior Infrastructure Engr-Database Engr


New Haven, CT, US, 06511

Category:  Information Technology

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Senior Database Infrastructure Engineers provides engineering services and operational support associated with KofC's Database platforms across the enterprise. Responsible for building, deploying, documenting, and maintaining functional, optimized, secure and highly recoverable Database Management Systems in all environments.

Core Responsibilities


  • Recommends, installs, configures, monitors, and maintains Database Management Systems both on premises and in the cloud
  • Enforces Data Governance Policies including database transaction and security audits
  • Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
  • Provides Database Administration services in support of information technology and business project activities, often serving as members of a project team
  • Troubleshoot, manage, and resolve incident, problem, service request and change management assignments associated with Database Management systems across the enterprise
  • Design Database Backup solutions which are highly recoverable for all Databases across the enterprise. Frequently requires engagement with internal KofC departments, external partners and/or vendors
  • Monitors Database performance and responds to issues for all supported Database Management Systems
  • Monitor, optimize and allocate physical data storage for all supported Database Management Systems
  • Analyze and review proposed Database Management Systems based on industry experience, research, vendor interaction, proof of concepts, labs, and compliance.
  • Install, setup and configure Database Management Systems in support of information technology and business project activities, serving as a member of a project team
  • Upgrade, maintain, and administer Database Management Systems across all platforms including initial installations, patches, and hotfixes
  • Enforce Data Governance Policies for all Database Management Systems across the enterprise
  • Work with application development staff to develop database coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures and provide recommendations for Database performance tuning
  • Accountable for management and resolution of incident, problem, service request and change management assignments for all supported Database Management Systems
  • Provides support and services (evaluate, diagnose and resolve) to other internal ITS departments for diagnosing Database performance issues and recommending solutions
  • Accountable for the backup and recoverability of all Databases across the enterprise
  • Responsible for monitoring Database performance and responding to issues for all supported Database Management Systems
  • Responsible for monitoring, optimizing, and allocating physical data storage for all supported Database Management Systems
  • Participates in disaster recovery and business continuity testing for all Database platforms


Skills Qualifications


  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with good work ethic and attitude
  • Ability to research, recommend, and develop cost-effective solutions
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sound judgment in decision making
  • z\OS (Mainframe) Operating Systems: Windows OS, Linux\Unix,
  • Database Management Systems:  DB2 on z\OS, SQL Server on Premise, SQL Server Azure, DB2 LUW (Windows and Linux), Snowflake, and other cloud hosted database technology.
  • Database Management tools and applications: SPF Editor and JCL (Mainframe), BMC Mainview, some knowledge of COBOL is a plus,  SSMS, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS (SQL Server), Data Vault, SQL and T-SQL, (SQL Server and DB2), stored procedures, Cron scheduling and VI Editor (Linux),.
  • Database Management scripting: in depth knowledge of SQL and T-SQL, Stored Procedures in a relational Database environment, Windows, and Linux scripting.
  • Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.



  • BS or BA in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field or equivalent combination of experience and training
  • 7 to 10+ years of experience in the administration of Database Management Systems or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Strong z\OS and DB2 on z\OS (Mainframe) background and experience is a plus. 
  • ITIL IV certified

Authorization to work in the United States is required

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. 

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.


Employee benefits include:


Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.


Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.


Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.


Health and Wellness:


  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford