Senior PeopleSoft Database Administrator

Requisition # 2021-12871
Date Posted 6 months ago(6/4/2021 2:50 PM)
Software and Application Svs
Information Technology
Job Type


Software Infrastructure Services (SIS) is a group of highly-technical, highly-competent technologists who support the software infrastructure necessary to provide academic and administrative computing at Princeton University.  The Senior Database Administrator supports the mission of the University by providing a secure, reliable, high-quality, high-performance environment for enterprise class databases. These databases are used by both administrative and academic applications which support the University community. The position also works closely with colleagues in other OIT groups as well as technical staff in University departments to provide expert advice and support of development projects.  This position works both on teams and independently, requiring only limited supervision.


  • Installation, upgrade and maintenance of enterprise database software including: Oracle and MS SQL Server, 
  • Manage vendor interaction for database software related items and ensure license agreement compliance
  • Assist in the overall planning for the future direction of database software in support of the University's mission and goals.
  • Monitor and maintain production and non-production database environments 
  • Provide database backup and recovery services
  • Provide database troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • Provide standards, procedures and guidelines for the effective and secure use of the databases and database features
  • Create and maintain physical database structures
  • Provide technical support and assistance 
  • Provide consulting support for use of database features
  • Provide problem resolution and troubleshooting services for database application related errors
  • Install, upgrade, monitor and maintain the Peoplesoft infrastructure components (web server, app server (Tuxedo), process schedulers, and integration broker                                                                           
  • Provide Peoplesoft application upgrade support, problem resolution and troubleshooting services
  • Monitor and maintain the security of the databases and database software (with other groups) 
  • Provide quarterly security patching services
  • Provide migration services to oversee changes to the production environments
  • 24 hour production problem support 
  • Daily verification of database backups, review and resolution of log and monitoring messages
  • When provided access to personal, proprietary and/or otherwise confidential data, maintains such data in the strictest confidence and follows procedures to ensure the privacy, security and proper use of data


  • 10 or more years of Oracle DBA experience 
  • 5 or more years of Peoplesoft DBA experience
  • 5 or more years Peoplesoft Internet Architecture experience (including Weblogic Web server & Tuxedo)
  • Linux experience
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager experience
  • Very strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and the ability to work effectively with diverse teams of people possessing varying technology backgrounds
  • Strong customer Service orientation
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task with several complex and demanding projects
  • Ability to express ideas concisely and clearly
  • Ability to develop and maintain project plans
  • Ability and willingness to learn new technologies and skills
  • Ability to understand interaction of technologies
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively
  • Ability to develop and maintain documentation
  • Proactively share information and ideas with peers, customers and supervisors
  • Expected to be able to utilize most MS office products
  • Off hours support is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with cloud hosting, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle cloud 
  • Microsoft SQL Server experience 
  • Previous experience operationally supporting production systems. 
  • Windows OS


Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and/or Computer Science or equivalent experience 


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required


Experience Level

Mid-Senior Level



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