Database Administrator II

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Information Technology


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


The Database Administration team within Fred Hutch's IT organization hosts and supports databases and data pipelines for scientific and administrative groups. The Database Administrator is responsible for the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of database systems and providing advanced support for databases and data pipelines. This position will report to the Database Administration Supervisor.


  • Fulfill day-to-day operational, administration, and support tasks associated with database servers, databases, and data pipelines.
  • Participate in the 24x7 on-call support rotation.
  • Provide troubleshooting and support for database systems, databases, and data pipelines.
  • Control and limit server, database, and data pipeline access in compliance with data security policies and best practices.
  • Build, deploy, maintain, and support database servers and databases.
  • Develop, deploy, monitor, and support data pipelines in the Enterprise Job Scheduler.
  • Serve as technical lead for moderately complicated database-related projects.
  • Ensure technical documentation and diagrams remain current and accurate.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer/Information Science or Database Management.
  • 3-6 years administering or developing database systems in an enterprise with increasing responsibilities.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server administration.
  • Proven expertise with SQL and at least one modern scripting language.
  • Familiarity with SSAS, SSIS, SSRS.
  • Experience developing, troubleshooting, and administering Data Pipelines.
  • Strong analytical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong facilitation, interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work, completing daily support responsibilities and project driven tasks in a timely manner.
  • Data Warehouse development or administration experience.
  • Exceptional customer service.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience as Systems Analyst or in Systems Integration, Database Development, or Systems Administration.
  • Experience with MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS RDS.
  • Experience working with regulated data and systems.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft administration or development.
  • Experience with Enterprise Job Scheduling software.


Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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