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Senior IT Database Administrator

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  63692 


NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

In this role you will primarily maintain and develop a PostgreSQL database while using coding languages like Python to connect and aggregate other data sources.  It will support a small team of data science engineers and programmers who work on optimizing our fleet of wind, solar, and energy storage power plants.  This team works in the Palm Beach, Florida corporate office and will require this position to be co-located.  Secondary duties would be code development and mentoring as the business requires.  


Required qualifications include:
•    Deep knowledge in installing, configuring and maintaining enterprise Database Technology environments including PostgreSQL in an on-premise infrastructure
•    Extensive knowledge installing, upgrading, archiving, and performing Disaster Recovery efforts with PostgreSQL DB's
•    SQL Tuning and Database Performance Evaluation and Configuration
•    Strong capability and experience in writing relational SQL
•    Systems engineering experience, including performance, memory management, I/O & Performance tuning, security, clusters and troubleshooting
•    Experience working directly with customers, resolving database, systems and infrastructure-related issues and also providing systems architecture leadership
•    Working knowledge of relational database internals (locking, consistency, serialization, disaster recovery)
•    Strong coding skills in at least one scripting language a must (Python preferred)
•    Minimum 5 years of experience engineering, administering and managing multiple relational database technologies (e.g. Oracle, PostgreSQL, etc)

Job Overview

Employees in this role are responsible for all activities associated with the administration of either mainframe or distributed computerized databases.

Job Duties & Responsibilities


• Designs, implements, maintains, and monitors databases
• Develops, documents, and implements guidelines, standards and   procedures, maintenance of database dictionaries, and integration of systems through database design
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 4+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Analytical Problem Solving
  • Effective Written Communications
  • Effective Verbal Communications
  • Bachelor's - Sciences
  • DBA/Administration
  • Database Applications
  • Database Connectivity
  • Database BackEnd
  • Performance Consulting


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Information Technology
Organization:  NextEra Energy Resources, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy and provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami