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Western Union Holdings Inc.

Senior Database Administrator

Western Union Holdings Inc. - Englewood, CO



Job Description
Western Union
is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world
quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in
over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our
consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is
to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved – billions
of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means
aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card
strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. So,
if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse
work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you. 

Our
vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved –
billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That
means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card
strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. 

So, if
you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse
work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you. 

Right
now, we are seeking a Senior Database Administrator, based at
Western Union’s global headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. 

In this
role, you will be involved in planning and implementing the Western Union
Payment support systems. Assists in the development of data models (perhaps in
conjunction with a data architect, perhaps solo) for new projects within IT. 

Primary
responsibility for:

The
definition, creation, and maintenance of enterprise databases and database
structures within the organizations.
Analyzes,
tests, and implements physical database design supporting various business
applications (including base definition, structure, documentation,
long-range requirements, operational guidelines).
Ensures data
recovery, maintenance, data integrity, and space requirements for physical
database are met through formulations and monitoring of policies,
procedures, and standards relating to database management.
Provides a
high degree of coordination between user, technical, application, and
corporate entities to ensure effective data management as a corporate
enterprise.
Ensures
solutions meet business objectives and establishes and maintains a
prominent level of user trust and confidence in IT’s knowledge of and
concern for users’ business needs.

Has a
willingness to work with customers of varying levels of technical
expertise in a high-pressure, complex environment. 

Key
responsibilities:

Create and
manage multiple databases and assist in capacity planning Monitor,
maintain database systems and troubleshoot problems that may arise
Maintain data
integrity and security (manage roles and permissions of database users)
Use tools like
Oracle OEM, SQL Profiler for database tuning.
Generate
traces, execution plans, identify performance issues, deadlocks/contention
and resolve them
Develop
strategies and implement solutions for managing back-ups, restoration and
replication
Create and
manage constraints and indexes
Support
software developers with database operations including the development of
complex SQL, tuning of DML and the creation of stored procedures
Proactive
housekeeping/archiving and shrinking of databases
Manage
production, QA and development database environments
Create
detailed documentation including diagrams of database infrastructure
Learn relevant
business processes and understand the data flow, criticality and
dependencies
Effectively
coordinate and communicate with all the stakeholders (internal teams and
clients)
Set up and
maintain database infrastructure for the company’s Business Intelligence
needs

Provide
coaching and mentoring to associates and junior associates 

Require:

Proven ability
to work independently on complex projects
Bachelor’s
degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline is preferred
5-7 years’
experience in administering Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases
Extensive
experience writing PLSQL, T-SQL and stored procedures and query tuning on
high transaction systems
Experienced in
SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting
Services(SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
Experienced in
ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) development / data integration
Sound
knowledge of RDBMS concepts, database architecture and SQL/T-SQL
Demonstrated
proficiency with SQL server profiler for monitoring and troubleshooting
database activity and performance
Experience in
Oracle RAC, SQL Server Clustering and HA technologies including
DataGuard/Golden Gate, mirroring, log shipping, failover cluster and
various replication technologies would be an advantage
Knowledge of
other databases like MySQL, No SQL databases and In-memory databases and
MCTIP certification will be an advantage
Ability to
develop procedure documents and maintain detailed database related
documents Innovative approach to work, constantly looking for upgrading
the system to more efficient and effective innovative technologies

What it’s like here: 

Western Union (WU) is a
company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can
happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and
far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and
business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are
continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send
and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a
combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and
territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and
others play only in digital. We are leaders in both! 

Being on the Western
Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and
quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding
ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team
of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means
being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage.
Sound like you? Apply now! 

Inclusion and diversity
are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends
on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique
point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to
explore that possibility! 

Western Union is proud
to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to
equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex
(including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or
other protected category.  

If you have a disability
or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at careers@westernunion.com.

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Senior Database Administrator Western Union Holdings Inc. - Englewood, CO, United States

   

Location: Englewood, CO

Company Profile:
Western Union Business Solutions is a global leader in foreign exchange and international payments. With industry expertise and market-leading technology, we help companies to deliver funds fast. In 2009, Western Union acquired Custom House, an award-winning industry leader with over 18 years of experience in international payments and currency risk management. By leveraging Custom House's technological innovation and industry experience with a globally-recognized company with a strong financial backing, this acquisition allowed us to further establish our presence in the field of global business-to-business payments, helping our clients to expand into competitive, profitable new markets.