Database Technician

19 May 2016
02 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The objective of the NM Database Technician is to support delivery of ABB SCADA/DMS/EMS systems and applications globally. Some of the primary objectives of this role include delivering configured systems using Network Control approved product implementation standards, as well as acquiring working knowledge of regional market needs and helping drive standardization in the delivery process. The Database Technician is responsible for ensuring adequate documentation of required processes and practices.

The role is accountable for the following activities:
• Use database documentation, including product data standards and procedures to import and export customer data into;
• Understand and document definitions for the data dictionary (metadata);
• Provide technical and/or business assistance in identifying, evaluating and developing customer data models;
• Develop, coordinate, and implement plans to test business and functional processes during system development and quality assurance testing;
• Create or assist others in the writing of user documentation, instructions, and procedures;
• Monitor and document post-implementation problems and revision requests;
• Write description of steps taken to modify system and procedures required to implement new software;
• Provide problem solving, technical, and business expertise in the design, testing, and deployment of business applications;
• Create clear, detailed documents of systems requirements including workflow and functionality requirements, data requirements, data integrity requirements, and reporting requirements;
• Create calculations and reports using NM system tools;
• National and international travel may be required.

• Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university in computer science, information sciences or a related field;
• A thorough understanding of RDBMS, especially Oracle and SQL Server;
• Knowledge of Oracle development environment SQL, PL/SQL, SQL*Plus, SQL*Loader, UNIX shell scripting;
• Data modelling and validation skills;
• Excellent computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel;
• Basic understanding of Operating systems (Windows and Linux);
• Positive, proactive personality;
• Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills;
• Ability to manage multiple assignments and deliver results per plan;
• Ability to work independently and within the framework of a team;
• Ability to read, write and communicate verbally in English;
• Knowledge of GIS technologies is a plus;
• An understanding of cyber security best practices is a plus;
• Knowledge and understanding of power systems would be an advantage.