Lumeris Principal DBA in St. Louis, Missouri

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Principal DBA

Position Summary:

Job Profile Summary

We’re looking for a talented, principal level administrator to advance our database administration and engineering teams. This is a very technical role, spending the majority of the time as an administrator and contributor to the successful delivery of services by this team, and the other time mentoring, innovating and leading. This person should be capable of leading their team by example and by contribution. They should be great teammate who loves collaborating with others, and others should love to work with them as well. This role requires a love of learning, problem solving, and the ability to guide a team towards implementing architectures and solutions that perform at cloud-scale. As a technical leader this person will also provide guidance and mentorship to team members. The Principal Database Administrator will work with the Lumeris technical infrastructure and development teams to implement, automate and tune new and existing implementations of Relational Databases, NoSQL and Big Data technology in mission-critical 24/7 production Enterprise and SaaS environments

Job Description:

  • Participates in the design, maintenance, enhancement and administration of relational databases, NoSQL and Big Data technology

  • Drives continuous improvement efforts in enhancing performance and providing increased functionality across all database platforms

  • Evaluate and help develop long-term strategic goals for all enterprise database environments

  • Work with engineering and development teams to develop database architectures, coding standards and quality assurance policies and procedures

  • Design and implement redundant systems, policies and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets

  • Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols and standards in support of infrastructure and development efforts

  • Partner with development teams and support application release deployments

  • Establish appropriate end-user database access controls, best practices and perform transaction and security audits

  • Ensure compliance with the company’s policies and procedures while developing solutions for automation and scalability

  • Mentor and provide guidance and work leadership to less experienced DBAs

Experience, Qualifications, and Education

  • 7+ years of database administration experience

  • Proven experience managing large-scale databases in a 24/7 Cloud, SaaS or Hosting environment

  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and tuning of enterprise relational database environments

  • Bachelors Degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Strong, hands-on, working knowledge of relational databases and Data Warehouse environments

  • Expert with SQL and Oracle PL/SQL languages

  • Life cycle experience in architecting new or redesigning existing solutions

  • Provide training to development and DBA teams for new and existing technologies

  • Excellent shell scripting skills.

  • Strong cross-group collaboration skills and experience working across multiple teams both within a division and enterprise wide.

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, negotiating, influencing, facilitation, organizational, prioritization, decision making, and conflict resolution skills

  • Strong technical acumen, able to ensure that technical solutions, strategies, practices, and governance deliver business and customer value

Lumeris is an EEO/AA employer M/F/V/D.


St. Louis, MO

Time Type:

Full time


Join Our Growing Team!

Lumeris serves as a long-term operating partner for organizations that are committed to the transition from volume- to value-based care and delivering extraordinary clinical and financial outcomes. Lumeris enables clients to profitably achieve greater results through proven playbooks based on collaboration, transparent data and innovative engagement methodologies. Lumeris offers comprehensive services for managing all types of populations, including launching new Medicare Advantage Health Plans, Commercial and Government Health Plan Optimization, and Multi-Payer, Multi-Population Health Services Organizations (PHSOs). Currently, Lumeris is engaged with health systems, provider alliances and payers representing tens of millions of lives moving to value-based care.

Over the past seven years, we have tripled in size to more than 800 employees and built the only solution on the market with our proven outcomes. For the past six years, Essence Healthcare, a long-standing Lumeris client, has received 4.5 Stars or higher from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Essence Healthcare was Lumeris’ pioneer client and has been leveraging Lumeris for more than a decade to operate its Medicare Advantage plans, which serve more than 60,000 Medicare beneficiaries in various counties throughout Missouri and southern Illinois.

In 2018, Lumeris was named Best in KLAS for Value-Based Care Managed Services in the area of client-reported impact on the Triple Aim by KLAS Research. This was the third year in a row Lumeris received the award, and it has only been given for three years. As the industry’s most reliable and effective partner for developing population health management solutions, our success is driving tremendous growth in our company. Join us today in making a real difference in how healthcare is delivered!

Why Join Lumeris?

At Lumeris, you will be part of team that is focused on solving the nation’s healthcare problem, and you will be able to contribute to our purpose. Our environment is fast-paced, change-oriented and focused on growth and employee engagement. At Lumeris, we know that talent is best utilized when given the opportunity to succeed. That is why we have removed the boundaries that inhibit success and focus on fostering an environment that allows employees to utilize their talents.