• Database Administrator

    Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh
    Requisition ID
    Posted Date
    4 weeks ago(10/20/2018 1:57 PM)
    Software Development
  • Overview



    Welcome to Allscripts!  Our Mission is to be the most trusted provider of innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. Our Vision is a Connected Community of Health that spans continents and borders. With the largest community of clients in healthcare, Allscripts is able to deliver an integrated platform of clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions to facilitate enhanced collaboration and exchange of critical patient information.


    The primary purpose of this role is to install, design, implement, upgrade, and optimize the performance of databases required to operate Allscripts software solutions.


    • Estimate effort for self and agree on schedules with Project Manager
    • Create and maintain appropriate documentation (Database, Architecture, etc.) 
    • Analyze and diagnose problems reported to the help desk, escalate support issues
    • Discuss issues/requirements with client
    • Work with the development teams in the data modelling and database design of product and efficient SQL for fast application performance
    • Effectively support Sales, BSG and Professional Services
    • Research and identify third party tools / software that improves development process
    • Install and configure database system software plus third-party system tools, applications and products
    • Performance Optimization
    • Performance monitoring, measurement and capacity planning of Production Software solutions, recommending changes to Allscripts products and "standardized" System configurations
    • Implement, periodically test and review appropriate data access and security measures, including access control, audit, backup/restore and system rebuild & recovery processes
    • Implement and continuously improve the database infrastructure environment. Provide fast and value-added services to the development organization
    • Participate in the process of ensuring that identified Business Continuity measures are implemented, documented and regularly tested to enable continue operations of systems identified as requiring such protection in accordance with the corporate Disaster Recovery program
    • Stay current with the DB technology. Perform software upgrades and new software installation both pro-actively and in response to requests from users of systems, including any necessary patches to database systems and applications to ensure continuing stable and secure operation
    • Provide an ad-hoc support service to users of all computer systems, troubleshooting and resolving database problems
    • Carry out prescribed programs of computer system performance management and capacity planning for systems as designated by Management to ensure the necessary system capacity and performance is available as required
    • Pro-actively seek and acquire technical training, vocational training and market and product awareness such that skills remain current, relevant and valued within Allscripts
    • Accurately estimate effort for self and agree schedules with manager
    • Liaise with manager; keep manager informed of progress


    Academic and professional qualifications

    • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or relevant database experience


    • Typically requires 2 - 5 years of relevant experience working with SQL Server.
    • Detailed technical database knowledge is dependant on the specific Allscripts product Development Center requirements.
    • Extensive experience on Performance Optimization – performance monitoring, measurement and capacity planning of Production Software solutions.
    • Wide understanding of the SQL Server engine and its features as: High availability capabilities, Change Data capture, Change tracking, Service broker, replication, query notification services, etc.
    • Database architecture and database design experience.
    • Ability to analyze performance trends from data collected from customers and development and propose architectural changes or coding changes.

    Travel requirements

    • Depends upon the project/program needs

    Working arrangements

    • Hours required to complete projects/assignments



    At Allscripts, our greatest strength comes from bringing together talented people with diverse perspectives to support the technology needs of 180,000 physicians, 1,500 hospitals and 10,000 post-acute organizations across the globe. Allscripts offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including holidays, vacation, medical, dental, and vision insurance, company paid life insurance and retirement savings.


    Allscripts policy is to provide equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in all of its employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for North American based positions with Allscripts must be legally authorized to work in the United States or Canada. Verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire.


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