Premera Blue Cross Database Administrator III in Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People’s Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we’re creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

As a Database Administrator III *for our *Corporate Data and Analytics team, you will be part of a highly innovative team with a big mission. You will pioneer new, efficient, fast-track development approaches that set the standard for the industry and help make our customers’ lives better by improving their healthcare. The team leans toward innovation and rapid delivery of Advanced Analytics, Statistical Analysis, and game-changing Application Development. The work is key to Corporate Strategy decisions and leads the company with new, innovative approaches to make healthcare simpler for our customers. In this position, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the IT systems that support a growing practice centered on Big Data and Data Science. You will be working emerging data management technologies (Hadoop, Netezza, Teradata, NoSQL, etc.). You will be a key player on the team that delivers HIPAA compliant (secure), data-driven solutions to improve health care by enabling members and providers with flexible, accessible tools to provide transparency in health care decisions and increase patient safety.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop plans, coordinate design/deployment efforts, lead and mentor technical resources

  • Direct troubleshooting and accurate root cause analysis for resolving database problems with multiple system dependencies (network, servers, peripherals, storage, etc.)

  • Develop and manage database security methodologies, in cooperation with security administrators

  • Assist architects in developing technical strategies, architectures and futures with awareness of business customer requirements and corporate goals

  • Execute architectures and strategies as authored in a seamless manor

  • Design and implement methods and architectures for enterprise database monitoring, best practices and logging

  • Work with project and production support teams to develop, implement and administer complex procedures

  • Use enterprise ITIL systems to manage incidents, problems and changes

  • Mentor DBA associates in problem/change management disciplines/processes, performance management reporting and technical strategies


What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field of study or four (4) years’ experience

  • Five (5) years’ experience supporting medium to large relational databases

  • Experience with MSFT SQL/SQL AlwaysOn Server Clustering and PostgreSQL

  • Excellent conceptualization, analytical, problem solving and logic skills

  • Knowledge of the following:

  • Additional features and third party software, such as SSIS, SSRS, Quest Software SQL LiteSpeed

  • Operating systems: Windows Server and/or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • Relationship databases and components on Windows and/or Linux

  • Implementation skills or relationship databases and components on Windows and/or Linux

  • Ability to:

  • Consult with clients and teammates to identify all aspects of an issue and generate a solution and understand potential impacts

  • Mentor and lead other technical personnel in enterprise database engineering principles and concepts

What we offer: Premera is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, vision and dental coverage

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)

  • Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more

  • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees

  • Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize

  • Free parking


Job Title: Database Administrator III

Job ID: 11524

Location: Mountlake Terrace, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Equal employment opportunity/Affirmative action

Premera is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Premera seeks to attract and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status. All staff of Premera and its subsidiary companies must demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. Premera is an E-Verify employer.