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Position Title: Sr Specialist, Database Administrator
Job Code: 436879
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark

Prudential PGIM is seeking an experienced Sr Specialist, Database Administrator to join our team. As the Sr Specialist, Database Adminstrator you will be responsible for working with the user area to determine overall database and application requirements. Using technical and analytical expertise, you will develop recommendations for database designs and prepare detailed specifications and flowcharts.



  • Sybase / SQL Server Database Administration
  • Manage enterprise RDBMs across multiple platforms and environments  - Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle running on Microsoft Windows, Linux (RedHat), or UNIX
  • Install and Configure Database instances
  • Restore development / test environments as per application group requirements
  • Manage autosys jobs
  • Monitor the databases, respond to alerts
  • Manage & report on capacity planning on all databases / database machines
  • Administer, maintain, develop and implement policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the database
  • Configure database log shipping / mirroring / replication
  • Assist in performance tuning - Sybase / SQL Server queries
  • Monitor Solarwinds and identify issues with application queries
  • Participate in BCP tests
  • Participate in design & configuration of database systems
  • Create / enhance and maintain documentation
  • Provide assistance for auditing
  • Administer procedures for backup/recovery, disaster recovery, and performance analysis and database tuning
  • Coordinate the installation of systems
  • Determine and resolve problems in support of production databases
  • Provide training and technical assistance to more junior staff
  • Lead others to solve complex problems; take a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions
  • Work independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
  • May lead teams or projects

  • Knowledge of Sybase (SAP ASE 16)/ SQL Server / Replication Server
  • At least 5-8 years of experience in Sybase and SQL Server, Oracle is plus
  • Knowledge of Sybase / SQL Server Replication - related to implementing and monitoring data replication between heterogeneous platforms
  • Knowledge of Jira/Confluence/Jenkins
  • Knowledge of k-shell scripting, Perl, Windows command line and Powershell
  • Knowledge of database connectivity - JDBC, ODBC, CLI
  • Hardware knowledge a plus
  • Must be a self starter
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent work experience required

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Information Technology
Schedule: Full-time
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