Informix DBA | 192391 (Salary to $150K!!) in Addison, TX at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

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Informix DBA | 192391


Location: Dallas, TX 75240

Position Type: 3-6M C2H or Direct-Hire (depending on candidate preference)

Hourly / Salary: to $150K salary

Residency: NO SPONSHORSHIP IS BEING OFFERED AT THIS TIME. Must be able to work on a Direct-Hire without requiring sponsorship. Must be able to convert to fulltime, on a C2H basis, without requiring sponsorship.


Vaco Technology is currently seeking an Informix DBA for a 3-6M C2H or Direct-Hire (depending on candidate preference) located in Dallas, TX. The Informix DBA will be the sole SME responsible for owning the Informix Platform, including performance management and troubleshooting for production support. The Informix DBA should enjoy working with legacy systems. The Informix DBA must possess a strong ability in interacting with management. The Informix DBA will also have the opportunity to work with Oracle, SQL Server, Snowflake, and AWS, etc. The Informix DBA will track and monitor assigned tasks and create solutions to minimize downtime in a global database platform. The Informix DBA will need to possess the ability to quickly identify, understand, and resolve issues, mitigate risks and dependencies, and help drive projects to successful completion. The Informix DBA will provide application development support and technically / functionally assist the global software development teams.

  • Provide Technical Expertise / Leadership in Analysis / Design / Development of the Products
  • Maintain / Provide Up-to-Date Information on Database Technologies to Leadership
  • Attend / Participate in Database Technology Discussions / Evaluations / Forums, etc.
  • Improve Utilization of Existing Database Technologies / Tools
  • Train / Assist in the Development of New Database Engineers / Administrators
  • Plan / Direct Teams in Support of Assigned Projects
  • Prepare Hardware Assessments for Projects / Capacity Planning Efforts
  • Prepare Project Plans / Schedules for Significant Database Implementations / Support Efforts
  • Significant Participating in Major Systems Implementations
  • Develop / Install Major System Modifications in the Database Management Systems
  • Lead the DBA group in Design / Development / Construction / Support of Database Initiatives
  • Lead Projects Managing Deliverables Throughout the Project Lifecycle - Requirements / Design / Construction / Implementation / Support, etc.
  • Performance Tune RDBMS / Related Application Databases
  • Monitor Database Efficiency / Ensure Optimal Performance / Administer Security Access to All Databases
  • Maintain Data Model / Dictionary Content for Database
  • Analyze Development Design Specs / Make Recommendations
  • Create SQL / Programs / Testing / Work with Product Support to Perform Database Migrations
  • Performance Tune Database at the IDS Engine-Level for Batch / OLAP / Enterprise Replication Between Core Instances, etc.
  • Evaluate / Select / Test Database Engine Upgrades / Install Software Releases / Perform Application-Related Database Upgrades
  • Validate / Regression Test Application Suite on Upgraded Systems
  • Allocate Disk Space / Configure Database Partitions / Instances
  • Manage Short-Term / Long-Term Database Capacity Planning
  • Establish Database Archiving / Logging Setup for Database Backup / Recovery
  • Evaluate / Select / Install / Performance Tune / Upgrade Database Administration Tools
  • Create / Manage Configuration Scripts / Perform Health Checks / Extend Growth of an Instance
  • Backup / Restore Databases using Ontape / Onbar Utilities Pushing Offsite Backups to AWS S3 / Glacier
  • Database Copy and Creation / Chunk Management
  • Define Database Physical Structure and Functional Capabilities / Database Security / Data Backup / Recovery Specifications


  • Informix DBA (7+ years) - Informix 10.7 / 12.1 / 14.10 (strongly preferred)
  • Informix Upgrades / Patching / Configurations / Installations / Performance Tuning / Optimization / Migrations
  • Informix Replication / HDR (High-Availability Data Replication), etc.
  • Informix Disaster Recovery / Backups
  • SQL Tuning / OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) / OLTP (Online Transactional Processing)

PREFERRED (not required)

  • Oracle / SQL Server Databases
  • AWS (Amazon WebServices) / AWS S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service) / RedShift
  • IWA (Informix Warehouse Accelerator)
  • RHEL - RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • Shell Scripting - KSH (Korn Shell) / BSH (Bash Shell), etc.

Job Requirements

Informix, AWS, SQL Server, Oracle, Tuning, Optimization, Production, Upgrade, Installs, Migrations