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GIS Database Administrator
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Synergis | Atlanta, GA
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Job Description

Title: Database Administrator (DBA)

Location: Atlanta, GA (Downtown)

Position Type: Perm

Purpose: This position interfaces closely with portfolio and business unit developers to design, implement, tune, and troubleshoot database solutions for new development projects, enhancements to existing solutions, and implementation of purchased vendor packages. A DBA ensures that proper creation, support, placement, performance and security are in place for Southern Company data. Significant coordination is required with developers and infrastructure support groups for operating system upgrades, software upgrades, migrations, and hardware replacements.


  • Degree in Computer Science or a related field (preferred)
  • In-depth knowledge of DBMS related technologies (specifically Oracle)
  • In-depth knowledge of GIS related technologies (preferred - specifically ESRI and ArcFM)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and/or implement timely, cost effective, and high quality database solutions
  • Perform database maintenance, consisting of:
    • DBMS and related software installs, upgrades and patches (including security patching)
    • Logical and physical database design
    • Database Reorganizations
    • Space monitoring and management/Capacity planning
    • Performance analysis and tuning (both at SQL and DBMS level)
    • Data integrity checks and cleanup
    • Database backups and recovery
    • Disaster recovery
    • Data loads
    • Coding, maintaining and consulting on database procedures and triggers
    • Troubleshooting DBMS and related problems
    • Participate in on-call support
    • Perform ArcSDE maintenance, consisting of:
      • ArcSDE and related software installs, upgrades and patches
      • Database structure modifications/schema management
      • Troubleshooting ArcSDE and related problems
      • Spatial index tuning
      • Consultation on database and ArcSDE issues and tools with internal customers and other IT groups
      • Build and maintain relationships with customers, peers, staff and other IT groups
      • Provide project activities in compliance with the approved methodologies and standards
        • Provide root cause analysis, efficient production support and maintenance/enhancements for existing applications
        • Participate in special projects/assignments
        • Meet schedules and estimates for assigned tasks
        • Demonstrate understanding and application of Southern Style attributes

Job Requirements:

  • In-depth knowledge of Oracle 11g and 12c (12c preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Oracle tools/utilities such as RMAN and OEM
  • Working knowledge of Linux platform including Scripting, editors, etc.
  • Working knowledge of ESRI ArcCatalog and ArcMap tools is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the Python programming language is a plus
  • Working knowledge and understanding of software development technologies, methodologies, and associated tools
  • Working knowledge of application architectures (Web, Client Server, Batch, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of typical IT organization and business units
  • Awareness of energy industry trends, opportunities and challenges
  • Knowledge of Schneider's ArcFM product is preferred.


  • Proven effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to negotiate and influence others
  • Ability to function independently and as a team member
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn new approved technologies and apply them
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to quickly establish new, strong interpersonal relationships with customers, peers, and management.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Synergis

Synergis' programming team develops solutions that help integrate applications, reduce repetitive or time consuming tasks by understanding the unique challenges of leveraging technology to your advantage. Are you looking to improve your design time? Or reduce design errors and revisions? Or gain a competitive edge? How about eliminating redundant, value diminishing work processes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then why not let Synergis Technologies develop a solution to automate your sales or drawing creation. Our experts understand that each design environment is unique and sometimes requires more than an "out-of-the-box" solution. Therefore our programming services are designed to leverage your existing software tools, and streamline your work processes. Synergis Technologies' process automation experts have a proven track record for developing solutions that provide the following results: Lower labor costs by improving efficiency Provide faster delivery of proposals and detailed drawings Reduce errors and revisions in documentation and drawings Increase production capacity without increased labor force Leverage existing software and technologies Retain and document product knowledge Eliminate duplicate data entry by integrating multiple software packages To speak to our process automation experts, please call 800-836-5440.