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Database Administrator

Bank of Hawaii

Oahu, HI
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Database Administrator-1700121

Bank of Hawaii
In 1897, Bank of Hawaii was the first chartered and incorporated bank in the Republic of Hawaii. We’ve been here from territorial days, growing and changing with Hawaii. Today, we are the largest independent bank in Hawaii – a result of knowing our business and community, and always staying ahead of change. At Bank of Hawaii, we think of ourselves as forward thinking pace setters. We are constantly finding creative ways to deliver leading edge financial services to our customers.  Now, we’re embracing change with our new 21st century banking.


It’s our IT team who helps us succeed in offering first class service in new and innovative ways.  As a member of the Information Technology community, you will be among the very best in your profession in an environment that places a high value on integrity, innovation and teamwork.  It motivates us to be decisive, work together to solve problems, and never settle for less than best.


Does this sound like you?
Are you ambitious?  Want to make a difference in how your company operates? Are you a change leader?  Do you thrive in an environment that leverages your abilities as a technology champion?  Are you a self-starter and a forward thinker?  If you love challenges, relish complexity, and have moxie, consider applying your unique talents with a Hawaii banking leader – Bank of Hawaii.  Here you can be at the forefront of whatever you do. Welcome to your tomorrow!


A day in your life as a Database Administrator

Under the guidance of the Manager, this position is responsible for development, testing, and production support of BOH applications; oversight of business and vendor relationships; leadership of project design and phases, identification and analysis of problems; and drives the investigation of solutions, new approaches and techniques for implementation.  If applicable or appropriate, ensures business unit’s compliance with applicable laws, regulations, regulatory requirements and Bank policies and procedures, including but not limited to those related to Fair Banking, Anti-Money Laundering laws and regulations, Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act.  In addition, this position is responsible for demonstrating the Excellence in Sales/Service (ESS) philosophy by participating in and practicing ESS disciplines and behaviors.



We’ll give you these important responsibilities…

Business Partnership

  • Nurtures a positive business relationship with business units and partners.
  • Point of contact for one or more business applications.
  • Facilitates and works with business users to identify and analyze their needs and define business requirements for new or existing systems.
  • Ensures that business requirements are clear, feasible and properly prioritized.
  • Facilitates discussions among technical staff to provide the business community with alternatives and solutions to meet agreed requirements.
  • Identifies and proposes business solutions.
  • Negotiates deliverables across multiple business groups.
  • Understands and applies the discipline of business process management.
  • Analyzes business partner operations to determine opportunities to streamline and automate business process.
  • Supports planning and prioritization of process engineering and related activities.
  • Advises business partners on options, risks, cost versus benefits, and impact on business process, goals and budget.
  • Leads project planning sessions with clients, business analysts, and team members.
  • Directs efforts and communicates project status, schedules and risk assessment.
  • Negotiates agreements and commitments by facilitating communication between business units and IT.



  • Develops and maintains systems from a given set of requirements directly or through other staff.
  • Leads design, code and configuration reviews.
  • Analyzes reviews and rewrites programs and systems to increase operating efficiency or to adapt program to new requirements either internally or through a contracted vendor.
  • Ensures system application, configuration, and/or program code produced individually, by vendors or staff members adheres to the Bank’s standards and applicability to business requirements.
  • Provides logic, screen flows, and diagrams depicting data integration and flows from technical specifications.
  • Develops and maintains documentation of all technical development and subsequent revisions.
  • Reuses existing components in new designs and develops new code for reuse.
  • Makes recommendations towards the development of new code or reuse of existing code.
  • Maintains and enhances third-party software.
  • Leads the planning and execution of application and systems installations and upgrades, including security and program configuration and maintenance for business applications and databases in production, development, test and disaster recovery environments.



  • Leads and participates in team events and projects.
  • Works with all levels of staff and management to address concerns and resolve issues.
  • Coordinates and communicates status on issues, projects and other business activities to management and business partners.
  • Drives assigned tasks through to completion.
  • Provides technical leadership, assistance, and review of work for junior and peer staff members and vendors.
  • Provides appropriate staff mentoring and coaching to foster a strong team atmosphere.
  • Provides input for performance management and development opportunities for junior staff.
  • Responsible for their own learning; takes the initiative to become educated and knowledgeable on topics that pertain to technology, banking industry, and their job.
  • Educates users on systems and processes and acts as and IT consultant.
  • Provides cross training with other team members to maintain effective back up.
  • Understands and articulates to the IT organization the direction of the business, emerging technologies and their cost/benefit.
  • Investigates and facilitates the development of new approaches and techniques for possible implementation individually or through staff. Works closely with management to ensure that all systems are in line with the IMSG technology strategy.
  • Reviews current process and recommends alternatives/solutions for improved efficiency.
  • Accountable for developing and communicating career goals to management.
  • Develops plan for achieving established career objectives.
  • May assist with the leadership of a team or section including staffing, scheduling, performance management and development.


Production Maintenance

  • Supports the production environment; logs and tracks problems; responds to questions and support requests and ensures the production environment meets service levels established with business units.
  • Leads and ensures appropriate analysis of problems, initiates corrective actions through resolution, takes steps to improve production support, implements preventative measures and ensures status updates are provided to those impacted in support of the IMSG Service Level Agreement.
  • Facilitates meetings with Business Units and technical staff to address issues.
  • Ensures outstanding problems are addressed by the appropriate support group/individual and priorities and deadlines are established.
  • Performs regular follow-up according to procedures, and confirms resolution with user prior to closing the problem reports.
  • Confirms impact of user problems are communicated via the various communication channels.
  • Maintains knowledge of products and services supported.
  • Ensure system performance levels are monitored and develops the appropriate alerting and reporting processes as appropriate.
  • Initiates communication with vendor and if needed, escalates with vendor management for problem resolution.
  • Implements program/system updates and enhancements, in accordance with corporate policies and Information Management and Systems Group (IMSG) standards.
  • Manages application system updates and ensures that processes are in place such that similar updates are applied to the underlying infrastructure and associated interfaces.
  • Coordinates with other technical teams to identify, research, and resolve problems with application systems, their associated interfaces, and underlying infrastructure.
  • Maintains documentation of IT procedures, system configuration standards, maintenance and upgrades.
  • Follows risk management guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable BOH policies.


Systems Analysis

  • Leads systems and/or process analysis and design to meet functional and organizational requirements, individually and/or through assigned staff.
  • Provides input and recommends alternatives while costing, estimating, or validating solutions, individually and/or through assigned staff.
  • Incorporates Bank of Hawaii Information security policies and procedures into all system designs.
  • Incorporates the reuse of existing components within designs where feasible and efficient.
  • Aligns systems designs with Bank of Hawaii’s business and technical strategies.
  • Participates in continuous review to ensure that systems meet changing business and regulatory conditions.
  • Manages full systems life cycles which include hardware or software replacement and redesign.



  • Develops test plans that incorporate Corporate Testing Standards and may guide junior staff in the use of industry standards.
  • Provides guidance on the development of appropriate testing activities for junior staff.
  • Directs and performs testing activities.
  • Partners with Business units in support of test scripts and test plans for acceptance testing.
  • Reviews vendor documentation and assists business units with procedures development.
  • Leads design and pre-implementation walkthroughs.
  • Ensures that a test environment is available.
  • Ensures test results are documented and approvals are received prior to implementation.
  • Ensures development and validity of disaster recovery plans for assigned applications.
  • Defines interface requirements and methodology.
  • Recommends business testing requirements.


Vendor Management

  • Has an understanding of contractual agreements and holds vendor accountable to the terms of the agreement.
  • Manages vendor to deliver agreed-upon service levels and delivery commitments related to systems performance.
  • Manages resolution of issues and concerns with vendor performance especially where there is impact to production and project deliverables.
  • Directs vendors to configure vendor delivered products and services to adhere to defined technical specification.
  • Leads and/or participates in contractual negotiations and recommends appropriate changes based on corporate IT standards and support requirements.
  • Leads the development of Request for Information (RFIs), Request for Proposal (RFPs) and business cases.
  • Leads and/or participates in evaluation of vendor proposals and performance taking into account corporate strategy and IT architecture standards.
  • Leads vendor to identify opportunities foe innovation, cost reduction, and improved functionality and efficiencies with provided solutions.
  • Leads the assessment of vendor solution options, identifying risks, cost/benefits, and on-going support considerations.

Performs other job related duties as assigned.




…if you come to us with these qualifications…


  • College degree (e.g. Bachelor’s degree) or equivalent work related experience.



  • Three to five years of work experience in increasingly responsible IT positions; three years immediate experience as a Database Administrator with responsibilities including database design, implementation, testing, maintenance and administration across various platforms or equivalent work experience.


Technical Skills:

  • Expertise with commercial RDBMS (eg Oracle, SQL Server, Teradata)
  • Expertise with Structured Query Language (SQL) on Oracle and SQL Server
  • Expertise with building, administering, tuning and maintaining database systems
  • Expertise with diagnosing and troubleshooting platform and database issues
  • Experience working with backup solutions across multiple database platforms
  • Experience working with application support teams to gather requirements and implement database solutions
  • Experience with Unix, Linux and Microsoft Server operating systems.
  • Background with Financial Services data preferred.


Other Job Qualifications: 

  • Banking/financial industry or related field experience preferred. 
  • Good oral and written communication, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and collaborative style to include teamworking ability.
  • Able to work flexible hours including holidays, weekends and evenings as needed or assigned.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected classification including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.  Bank of Hawaii takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment legally recognized individuals including minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Job Function Information Technology
Primary Location Hawaii-Oahu
Schedule Full-time
Job Posting Mar 20, 2017, 7:55:33 AM
Unposting Date Ongoing

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