Ball State University — Database Administrator for Data Warehouse and Analytics Technology

Ball State University is seeking an energetic person interested in working with the latest enterprise and warehouse database technologies. If you have a passion for technology and a hunger to learn, we’d like to talk to you about taking your career to the next level. If you are excited about the challenge of managing the warehouse databases of a large university, you may be the candidate we’re looking for. As the Database Administrator for Warehouse Systems, you’ll be responsible for managing the warehouse databases to ensure continuous uptime and fast response time. Your role will also work collaboratively with Institutional Research and Decision Support and others in the campus community to enhance warehouse systems to fit the needs of the university and support their data needs. This position has the potential for partial remote work.  If you are ready for a new challenge, we’d like to talk with you.

This position will maintain the enterprise data warehouse; provide database administrative support for Ball State’s enterprise database servers, including Redshift, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Servers; provide database solutions and support to clients of Enterprise Information Systems (EIS); effectively utilize the resource areas available within and outside of EIS in order to implement appropriate solutions that address the needs of clients. Help to ensure the high reliability and availability of applications running on local or remotely hosted enterprise systems.  Additionally, work with the ERP Administrators in Banner.  

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by date of appointment, or Associate’s degree plus an additional combination of education or experience in IT equivalent to two years, or High school diploma or GED plus an additional combination of education or experience in IT equivalent to four years. One year of demonstrated knowledge and experience in database server support, system analysis, design or application development. Experience gained through professional employment or internship experience will count towards this requirement.  Demonstrated expertise in IT project leadership spanning all phases of development; proven verbal and written communication skills.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. 

Preferred Qualifications: Relational database administration experience with Microsoft Oracle and/or SQL Server in an enterprise server environment. Demonstrated competency in SQL or SQL-like languages and creating ETL/ELT packages or procedures. Data Warehousing, three or more years Redshift, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server experience. Experience with Ellucian Banner systems, StarRez, Canvas, Tableau, or AWS. Demonstrated expertise in enterprise application development environments used by IT for the development of Intranet/Internet applications; demonstrated expertise in administering relational database management systems; and experience in data warehouse support. Experience in process improvement projects.

Apply online at: . Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Phil Shaffer. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through October 10, 2021. 

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation.  We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:    

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.