Database Administrator

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Decision Research Corporation

Decision Research Corporation (DRC), a software solutions provider, is seeking a Database Administrator for its software solutions. Locations of Philadelphia, Los Angeles or Honolulu are preferred but not required. Remote working is possible for a candidate who has proven history of productive remote working with demonstrable references. This position is responsible for assisting in the execution of tactical and strategic data-related projects, resolution of production issues, and the implementation, support and maintenance of the overall data infrastructure and services.
DRC’s products include the DRC Insurance Platform, which consists of Insurance Price Rating and Analytics, Policy Administration, Claims, Billing, Agent/Consumer Portals and Business Intelligence. The successful candidate will be task oriented, driven to succeed and a team player.
Primary Duties Include:

Build, Support and administer of database systems including installation, upgrades, configuration, consolidation, monitoring, tuning, and maintenance
Provide primary or secondary support for designated database applications and processes
Create and maintain detailed documentation of the SQL Server environment and designated application support responsibilities
Implement, maintain and improve database backup, disaster recovery and high-availability solutions
Collect and review database performance metrics and proactively address performance concerns
Troubleshoot problems with high-level expertise, diligence, and efficiency
Implement and maintain reporting and data integration processes using SSIS
Develop and implement custom database objects (T-SQL scripts, stored procedures, tables, views, functions, etc.) to streamline administration processes
Respond to database related support requests from developers
Maintain user database accounts, performing database back-ups and restores, and providing internal database training to end-users
Collaborate with developers and business analysts effectively

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline such as Computer Science, ICS or MIS
1-2 years of database administration experience in an enterprise environment
Experience with Microsoft Azure SQL and SQL Server versions 2008 through latest
Experience with SSIS
Knowledge of database recovery models, high-availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
Knowledgeable of applicable Microsoft technologies including Active Directory, Windows Server, SQL Server and IIS, as well as networking concepts and common infrastructure
Knowledgeable of server hardware, storage systems and other infrastructure, client/server applications, and server utilities
T-SQL experience required and other scripting language skills desired
Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
Strong organization and documentation skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel, and to communicate and advise others on issues that are complex and/or sensitive in nature
Ability to work successfully independently and with others in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures
Ability to work effectively with, and support the needs of, project team members and the customer support department

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Moʻokūʻauhau & Moʻōlelo

A 3 day Hackathon & Summit focused on exploring Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) identity & Moʻokūʻauhau (Hawaiian Genealogy)

A non-traditional hackathon; expanding on traditional kanaka concepts including moʻokūʻauhau, our collective identity, and honoring our ancestors; using modern technologies; bringing a foundation of kanaka digital tooling to the world.

Come join us as we collectively explore our kanaka identity/heritage—with moʻokūʻauhau as our project’s foundation—using modern technology & tooling. Pretty cool, yeah?

We are starting with an idea around coming together to build a genealogy tool. One that is rooted in kanaka concepts mai ka hiko (da’ olden times) and through a present-day lens.

So you! Yeah, you! We need you! Both those with technical and cultural expertise. Kanaka—and technical allies interested in participating—should come with a good attitude, a learning mentality, and, most likely, extra extension cords.

Bump shoulders with others like you. As our Hawaiians in Tech community has realized, you should know we exist and are tʻriving.

Our weekend will include both a technical and a non-technical track. This includes Keynote talks from community leaders such as Dr. Lilikalā Kame’eleihiwa. Workshops focused on the mo’olelo of Haloa, Kū & Hina, and the opportunity to work in lo’i kalo. We look forward to seeing you all over Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea weekend and plan to finish our Demo Day Sunday morning for those interested in joining in the celebration that day.

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Chasing Rainbows

Why Hawai‘i is the Rainbow Capitol of the World
Join ARCS Honolulu Chapter for a presentation at 5 p.m. HST, Thursday, June 16 by special guest Dr. Steven Businger, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa professor of atmospheric sciences, ARCS Scholar advisor and co-creator of the RainbowChase phone app.
Dr. Businger will share the physics behind the fascinating phenomenon of rainbows (including double rainbows, white rainbows and moonbows).
A certified consulting meterologist, Businger has been UH faculty member since 1993. He leads the Storm Evolution and Energetics Research Group and received the 2011 Chanellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching. He is advisor to 2022 ARCS Scholar T.J. Corrigan.

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Honolulu Geospatial Expo 2022

The Honolulu Geospatial Expo is a free event hosted by the Hawaii Geographic Information Coordinating Council in partnership with the Hawaii Statewide GIS Program. We are happy to be back in person for this event at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium.
Join us and learn what others in the industry are doing with GIS! The Expo will feature a variety of presentations from private and public sector experts who will share their knowledge on a range of diverse topics. Would you like to share your GIS project? We are currently accepting ideas for presentation topics.
Enter our web application competition and win a prize!

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IDEAS Live: Kumu Hina

Join Civil Beat for this virtual IDEAS Live discussion.

Politics and Opinion Editor Chad Blair sits down with Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, also known as Kumu Hina, to talk about the new Bishop Museum exhibition “The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu,” her activism with transgender rights and Native Hawaiian issues, and to catch up with what else she has been involved in.
This Civil Beat IDEAS Live virtual discussion will be held on Crowdcast and Facebook Live.
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Second Monday Code for Hawaii Project Night

Corona virus. CORONA VIRUS! It’s getting REAL!
All further meetings will be online via ZOOM:[https://codeforamerica.zoom.us/j/82895866614?pwd=VW1xc296UDBPOStmWk1QenMreDRMZz09](https://codeforamerica.zoom.us/j/82895866614?pwd=VW1xc296UDBPOStmWk1QenMreDRMZz09)
Code for Hawaii, a branch of Code for America, meets the first 3 Mondays of every month at 6pm-8pm. It’s a volunteer group of developers gathered to use their skillsets to bring civic projects to life that can help the community. People of all skill levels and disciplines (coders and non-coders) are welcome to join us. Just show up and we’ll brief you on our current project. Let us know what you would like to work on and we’ll let you know how you can help contribute to the project. It’s a great opportunity to learn and meet other developers in the community.
Our current efforts include projects such as Kūkā, an app for submitting remote video testimonies. Many state residents that reside on islands other than O’ahu must book flights if they want to give in person testimonies at the Honolulu location. This app among many other benefits allows more people to share their opinions on matters around the state.
We are currently building is the MVP (minimal viable product) for Kūkā to test the concept in the field.
We are also working on many other civic oriented projects covering a wide variety of topics to help our community.
We hope to see you at the next meeting!

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Civil Cafe: Red Hill And The Threat To Honolulu’s Aquifer

An explainer on Honolulu’s aquifer system and Red Hill’s long-term impact.

The Navy’s Red Hill storage tanks leaked fuel into the ground, sickening thousands of people through their home’s drinking water.
The Navy has been ordered by Dept. of Health to submit a plan for emptying the World War II-era fuel facility by June 30 and a plan for its permanent closure by Nov. 1. But it was recently reported that the Red Hill’s infrastructure could take two years to repair.
Experts say the contamination could migrate to civilian wells that are currently shut down and may never reopen.
Civil Beat reporter Christina Jedra will moderate this panel as experts explain how Honolulu’s aquifers work and why in the case of Red Hill, so many answers remain unknown.
Panelists:
Ernie Lau, Manager and Chief Engineer, Board of Water Supply
Donald Thomas, Geochemist and Director of the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes at UH Hilo
Fenix Grange, Supervisor, Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office at the Dept. of Health
> > Submit your questions for the panel here.

All of Civil Beat’s Red Hill coverage can be found here.

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