Database and Applications Specialist

  • Carter BloodCare
  • Aug 22, 2023
Full time Information Systems Network SQL Developer

Job Description


Under the direction of Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Database and Applications Specialist (Specialist) provides support for Oracle database, blood banking, and business applications for in-house users and clients and complies with regulations by adhering to design control and quality system standards. This position follows project life cycle for assigned projects small or large.  In addition, the Specialist is responsible for data requests, user support, and troubleshooting.

This position plans, coordinates, directs, designs, builds, helps develop validation plans, tests cases/matrices, and creates test data. The Specialist also performs need analysis and delivers solutions, makes recommendations, provides direction and supports the Carter BloodCare (CBC) mission and vision.

The Specialist will work closely with decision makers, both internally and externally of the Information Services Department to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective IT software solutions for CBC.

Regular, full time attendance is required during office hours.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or closely related academic discipline; at least 8 years of experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s Degree. MA/MS Degree, preferred

  • Degree or certificate in management, preferred

  • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) Certificate and or Microsoft SQL Server, a plus


  • 8 - 10 years in a large IT environment with project planning, software development using Oracle and/or SQL databases, using related development and support tools

  • Strong troubleshooting skills

  • Managing small to medium size projects, from analysis to implementation


  • Knowledge in blood banking, or with similar regulated industry, with ability to comply

  • Strong skills with design and development of computer applications in a regulated environment

  • Strong skills with PL/SQL, SQL Plus, SQL Loader, packages, procedures, functions and triggers, and especially extensive expertise in PL/SQL writing efficient and complex SQL queries with sub-queries. SQL Tuning using Explain PLAN and or TKPROF Utilities

  • Data conversion, migration from one application to the new application, and interfaces among diverse applications for sharing data

  • Proven strong skills with Oracle database and Oracle development tools, including forms/reports, WebLogic, and Apex

  • Superior technical, analytical, and trouble shooting skills

  • Knowledge in Microsoft SQL Server databases, Java, C++, Angular, C#, and .Net

  • Adequacy in Linux and Windows operating systems

  • Adequacy with project management, documentation, and training users & junior developers

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Openness to creativity, innovation, and change

  • Ability to facilitate, manage, and lead, when needed

  • Ability to seek out and share best practices

  • Ability to grasp trends, technological changes and new developments in the IT world

Carter BloodCare is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer. Carter BloodCare provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an employees or applicants race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic, and veteran or disability status. In addition to federal law requirements, Carter BloodCare complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Carter BloodCare is a Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


IT Project Management


Exempt, Commensurate with Experience