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IT Database Administrator Sr.

REQ: REQ-143372 IT

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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Our new global headquarters is conveniently located in Irvine, CA near John Wayne Airport in the Park Place development. For our onsite and hybrid employees you will be able to enjoy amenities such as access to many restaurants and shops, running trails, a fitness deck, outdoor seating, dry cleaning, car wash, free garage parking, car charging stations, shuttle service for train commuters, outdoor games like bocce, horseshoes, gaming tables, pickle ball, and basketball. For more information on Park Place visit

Who We Are:
  Panasonic Avionics takes entertainment to new heights. We’re the world’s leading supplier of (IFEC) inflight entertainment and communications systems that allow airborne passengers to get their fix of live TV, movies, music, interactive games, maps, and much more! We make traveling on airplanes more exciting! 
Design, deploy, maintain, manage, tune, and troubleshoot the Microsoft SQL servers and database components that are hosted on-premises and in the cloud (IaaS/PaaS). Install and upgrade MS SQL (Windows-based systems and servers), managing access to the servers, and maintaining the security and stability of the MS SQL Server infrastructure.

Operational Work: 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve SQL Server system and database issues, including root cause analysis and mitigation of future issues
  • Collaborate and communicate with support personnel with internal departments and vendor partners
  • Provide timely and efficient support to assigned operations
  • Coordinate day-to-day operations of Microsoft SQL environments including servers, services, and security
  • Apply security patches and hotfixes
  • Handle weekly on-call rotation shifts as well as act as escalation for MS SQL services from other on-call staff members

Architect/Design Work: 

  • Work with stakeholders and other technical teams to collect business and technical requirements and present enterprise or department/application specific solutions
  • Scope, plan, design, document, implement, and align a globally distributed Microsoft SQL Server services infrastructure, including maintenance plans, backups, upgrades, performance monitoring and tuning, and migration as per company policy for large scale organizations.

Documentation and compliance: 

  • Create and maintain documentation of new and existing Microsoft SQL environments, processes, workflows, troubleshooting, licensing, etc for global enterprise
  • Assist in ensuring alignment with PAC policies and procedures
  • Support audits (internal/external) for all Microsoft SQL Server subject areas.


  • Strong understanding of architecting, implementing, configuring, and supporting Microsoft SQL Server technologies in a global enterprise environment with 24/7/365 availability, including High Availability and Fault Tolerance technologies.
  • Ability to create, customize, debug, and deploy scripts (PowerShell, TSQL, etc.).
  • Familiarity with VMware virtualization platform and Azure-based IaaS/PaaS Microsoft SQL Server solutions.
  • Familiarity with storage subsystems as they relate to Microsoft SQL Server operations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a national and global teams.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and/or Microsoft SQL certifications.
  • 5+ years of enterprise experience as a Microsoft SQL Server database administrator for SQL Server 2012 and later.
  • 2+ years of Azure SQL database operations background strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in working with a large enterprise distributed computing environment.
  • Other relevant certifications are a plus, especially relating to Microsoft Windows Server support.
  • English language fluency for written and spoken communication, including documentation creation for various audiences and occasional presentations to internal teams and management
  • Ability to work sitting for extended periods (up to 2 hours at a time, up to 8 hours a day).
  • Up to 10% travel domestic and international as needed.
Other Requirements: The salary range of $94,000 - $158,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. The final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives. The minimum hourly wage for this role will be the greater of the posted range, or minimum wage for the location where the employee will be working, subject to local minimum wage requirements.   Our principles:   
  • Contribution to Society | Fairness & Honesty | Cooperation & Team Spirit | Untiring Effort for Improvement | Courtesy & Humility | Adaptability | Gratitude  
What We Offer:  
  • At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program.  
  • Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive flexible paid time off. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure. All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year. We also close our offices at the corporate level in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year. For operational positions that are expected to work on holidays, we provide additional compensation for hours worked.  
  • Health Insurance: Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI). Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family. Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.   
  • 401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1. 
  • Washington residents only are eligible for: Washington’s Family and Medical Leave program and Washington’s Paid Sick Leave program. 
  • Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program.   
All applicants are subject to Company policies, third party customer and worksite requirements, and government requirements, regarding vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19.  Where permitted by applicable law, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. While the Company strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, it may require vaccination and/or testing for positions in which third party customer, worksite, or government requirements apply, in accordance with applicable law. At those locations where requirements apply, exemptions will be considered based on applicable law.    Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Avionics Corporate.  

REQ: REQ-143372 IT

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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As a global policy, Panasonic does not recognize resumes or other application materials submitted from staffing agencies and search firms outside of our system. Therefore, please do not submit resumes or other application materials through the external Panasonic web site or directly to our employees. Any resumes or other application materials submitted through the external web site or directly to employees of Panasonic or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates will not be eligible for any agency fee, and the resume and other application materials will be added to our database for direct recruitment.

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