Database Administrator

  • Company: McKesson Corporation
  • Posted: January 13, 2017
  • Reference ID: 16010599-en-us

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work with McKesson Pharmaceutical - a chain that extends across the country and results in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.

As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson Pharmaceutical delivers vital branded and generic pharmaceuticals, as well as over-the-counter products, to more than 40,000 customers in three primary segments: retail chains, independent retail pharmacies and institutional providers such as hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and long-term care providers.

We base our distribution excellence on electronic order processing, asset management tools, a commitment to Six Sigma methodology, order accuracy and supply chain safety. We work with our customers on solutions - including supply management technology, world-class marketing programs, managed care and repackaging products and services - that help them meet their business and quality goals. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing.

As the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, US Pharmaceutical is committed to driving total pharmacy health for customers and ensuring that customers receive the right drug at the right time, every time. This commitment is underpinned by McKesson’s focus on providing customers with the industry’s highest product availability, intelligent ordering capabilities and unmatched service accuracy.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

Position Description
The SQL Database Administrator (DBA) is a senior position responsible for providing technical support for the database environment including overseeing the development and organization of the databases, assessment and implementation of new technologies, and providing Information Technology with a long-term perspective on the relationship of database technology to the business opportunities facing the company. It is extremely important to the company that on-line processing database systems offer the highest reliability and performance possible.
The DBA develops a methodology for the ongoing assessment of database performance and the identification of problem areas. They develop a security scheme for the database environment, as well as assisting in disaster recovery if necessary. They will provide leadership during the development and enhancement of production applications including working with applications, technical support and operations during the design, development and implementation of applications. Work with others in IT to build the logical database area and provide technical guidance during all phases of the development process. Work with vendors in evaluating and implementing new technologies.
Key Responsibilities
  • Independently creating, modifying and implementing complex database scripts
  • Independently investigating and resolving complex database issues
  • Performing the migration of the current enterprise environment to any new environment
  • Establish and maintain appropriate end-user database access control levels, actively monitor the databases to ensure secure availability and performance within internal and external SLAs
  • Monitor and validate that the various database backup operations are successful
  • Maintain, create, and monitor various database processes
  • Work with application development and production support staff to provide database guidance and ensure coding standards are adhered to
  • Proactively monitor the system hardware utilization, make capacity planning periodically for database systems
  • Escalate problems to management and related teams as appropriate
  • Production support for database related issues


Minimum Requirements
4+ years experience in database administration

Critical Skills
  • 4+ years IT operation with strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Enterprise edition
  • 4+ years strong customer service orientation working supporting end users 
  • 2+ years experience using SQL Integration Services (SSIS)
  • 2+ years experience with Powershell
 Additional Knowledge & Skills 
  • Data warehousing expertise
  • SQL Integration Services  (SSIS)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • ColumnStore Indexes 
4-year degree in computer science or information technology (or equivalent)

Physical Requirements
General Office Demands

Benefits & Company Statement
McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement
No agencies please.

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