Senior Database Administrator (Remote)

TE Connectivity

Location: Fremont, California

Job Type: Full time


At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world.

Job Overview

TE Connectivity’s Database Administration Teams implement and maintain smooth operation and physical design of databases. They conduct performance tuning of indexes and databases in general, review database design and integration of systems, develop stored procedures and/or triggers, provide backup recovery and make recommendations regarding enhancements and/or improvements. TE’s Database Administration Teams also maintain security and integrity controls, by formulating policies, procedures, and standards relating to database management, and monitors transaction activity and utilization.

At TE, we are building a world class Global Application Solutions (GAS) team that will solve some of the most complex strategic problems and deliver topline growth and operational efficiencies across our business. We are looking for an SAP DBA with DB2 experience to join our Global Application Solutions team and oversee the installation and maintenance of our corporate databases. This role will act as a lead for our DB support partner; will interact with multiple stakeholders across the organization; and will be instrumental in furthering the team’s mission.


Reporting directly to Global Database Manager, this role will be responsible for our SAP database environment.

  • Planning, executing installs/upgrades/patching.
  • Work closely with the Project Managers, Process Leads, and other stakeholders to ensure business requirements have been met.
  • Maintain DB stability: backups/restores; monitor disk allocations; troubleshoot performance issues; reorg tables/indexes; parameter changes; monitor overall utilization.
  • Plan DB changes within the framework of the Service Now change management procedures. Ensure audit information is collected as needed for change tickets.
  • Define and collect audit information for the review by Internal and external auditors.
  • Develop and maintain Knowledge articles for standard work.
  • Be very familiar with DB2 for SAP, including SAP notes, raising SAP tickets etc.
  • Be willing to learn and support our HANA environment on premise and in the AWS cloud.
  • Oracle experience is strongly desired.

What your background should look like:

Skills Required

The Database Admin will be able to work effectively with individual team members as well as executive management. From a personal standpoint the successful candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced complex environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology or equivalent degree preferred
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to work well under pressure; manage tight deadlines and situations where conflicting priorities arise
  • Be a highly motivated self-starter
  • Be conceptual and strategic. Take responsibility in seeing that the work gets done and be involved in the details of the business and making things happen
  • Be highly accountable, possessing a “can-do” attitude and a strong results orientation
  • Be a strong collaborator able to simplify the complex into succinct executive summaries. Be able to see different perspectives and have tough conversations to resolve conflicts
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure; manage tight deadlines and situations where conflicting priorities arise
  • Excellent understanding of various databases with proven track record in establishing, managing database processes and activities within a global organization
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization
  • Ability to work with offshore teams
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Ability to clearly document procedures and standard work.

Experience / Qualifications

  • SAP database support background is required
  • Qualified candidates must have completed minimum three DB2 upgrades
  • People management and leadership skills, including coaching, supervision
  • Proactive, Delivery Focused, and Resilient
  • Deep Knowledge of database technologies and practices
  • Knowledge of database trends and tools
  • 10+ years in IT working as a DBA or in a strategic role
  • 5+ years as a DB2 DBA with experience a as lead DBA, preferably in an organization supporting enterprise applications.
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Experience with databases including DB2
  • HANA, Oracle, SQL Server experience is a plus
  • Understanding of and experience successfully working with databases in a complex environment.
  • Read and update embedded SQL in C for both Oracle and DB2
  • Ability to work across an organization, share success, and build a culture that embraces change and growth.


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter. 

Competitive pay commensurate with experience:
$107k to $145k salary (subject to change dependent on physical location)
Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.

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