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Senior IT Database Administrator

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Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location(s): West Palm Beach, FL, US, 33407

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  60154 


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Position Specific Description

At NextEra Energy, we are taking our Database Engineers Team to the next level. These talented employees are the drivers of analyzing, designing, developing, testing, debugging, implementing, and integrating new or existing operational efficiencies into the technical infrastructure and existing business processes. In this role you will primarily work with the many different Database technologies but with a focus on Oracle and PostgreSQL.  You will also be adding value by designing and developing solutions to improve and enhance our operational processes.  You will also drive efficiencies by working with application vendors for issue resolution and provides technical leadership to his/her team and customers.  You will use your solutions-oriented approach and high work ethic, along with excellent communication and process management skills, to mentor internal customers and teammates on the Database platforms. 

Please note this role provides 2nd level support on a rotational basis along with development activities.

Required qualifications include:

  • Deep knowledge in installing, configuring and maintaining enterprise Database Technology environments such as Oracle and PostgreSQL in an on premise and AWS Cloud infrastructure
  • Extensive knowledge installing, upgrading and performing Disaster Recovery efforts with Oracle DB's
  • SQL Tuning and Database Performance Evaluation and Configuration
  • Systems engineering experience, including AIX / Linux 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)
  • Coding skills in at least one scripting language a must (TCL, Perl, Python, PowerShell, etc.)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience engineering, administering and managing multiple relational database technologies (e.g. Oracle, PostgreSQL, etc)
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum methodology
  • Experience in shell and python scripting with focus on DevOps tools, CI/CD
  • Significant exposure in various OS administration tasks
  • Analytical Problem Solving
  • Effective Written Communications
  • Effective Verbal Communications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience:5+ years

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

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience:5+ years


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Information Technology
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  No


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 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.


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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami