Tyson Foods Lead Analyst Database Administration in Springdale, Arkansas


Req ID:


Position Number:

11278413 Lead Analyst Database Administration

Job Description:

SUMMARY: This position's primary responsibility is to oversee and provide expert technical direction for database technologies. This individual's principal goals are to develop and manage database environments across departments and to attain all IT service level agreements for the user community within the organization. The lead will plan and provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations. This position will work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective solutions for all aspects of the organization. This role will also have responsibility to help define and implement IT policies, standards, procedures, and best practices. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following: provide technical direction and recommendations to team members and IS management; understand and ensure compliance to IS standards and methodology; recommend and develop plans for systems development and operations; hardware, software and equipment purchases; negotiate with technical personnel and customers for services, products and direction; review and advise groups in the selection, usage and maintenance of technology solutions; provide direction to the vendors and stay current on the latest technologies of the systems supported by the organization to assist in the future planning of necessary IT initiatives; other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other technical area. Equivalent work experience may be acceptable.

Experience: 6+ years of experience in Information Systems or related area with proven enterprise database administration experience.

Computer Skills: Strong knowledge of multiple technologies including but not limited to networking, server based, desktop based, and DBMS.

Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience communicating technical information to non-technical team members.

Special Skills: Advanced understanding and experience with a System Development Lifecycle Methodology; advanced experience developing, reviewing, and/or modifying specifications, configurations, and programs to meet specified requirements; experience in: analyzing and interpreting information systems proposals, evaluating and developing alternative implementation plans, reviewing and developing coding standards and working productively in a cross functional team; advanced knowledge of relevant multi-user computer systems, applications and/or equipment; knowledge of current technology developments and trends; extensive problem solving skills; experience developing and executing integrated test plans; basic project management capabilities.

Travel: Some travel may be required. Amount of travel will be determined by individual project requirements.

Preferred Requirements: Experience administering databases in a multi-platform enterprise environment. Understanding of Cloud hosting/service offerings in addition to database cloud assessment and migration processes. AWS is preferred. Powershell, Linux/Unix, TSQL, Windows batch, CLI scripting is preferred. Proficient level of understanding of design, syntax and debugging of scripts in multi-platform database environment. Proficient in performance diagnosis, interpreting indexes, index management and database statistics, query plan analysis and database performance tuning strategies. Demonstrated Database Administration experience with Oracle and/or SQL; NoSQL experience is preferred.

Facility Name (Location):

Corporate 265

Pay Type:



Lead Analyst Database Administration







Job Function:

Information Technology

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

Position-Specific Requirements:

Demonstrated Database Administration experience with SQL Server and/or MYSQL.

Relocation Covered:


Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement:

Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.