DuPont Database Management Service Delivery Leader in Johnston, Iowa

Database Management Service Delivery Leader (Job Number: 194845W-01)


Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ is recruiting for a Database Management Service Delivery Leader role in Johnston, Iowa.

Reporting to the Global Infrastructure Solution & Service Delivery Leader, the Database Solution & Service Delivery Leader is a dynamic technology professional who will work closely with the IT leadership, internal teams, business/functions and our vendors to manage the database portfolio for the Corteva Agriscience™ division. S/He will have responsibility for managing internal employees, IT service providers, and third party contractors responsible for day-to-day operations as well as project delivery for the database portfolio.


  • Engage, execute and deploy database portfolio related transformation projects

  • Establish operational model for support of the database portfolio

  • Provide leadership, coaching and direction to a team of highly skilled global workforce. In addition, hire and train staff, both employees and contingent workers globally

  • The DBA Lead is responsible for establishing and managing the daily and long-term strategic management of DB related tasks e.g. DB maintenance, monitoring, performance mgmt, backups, recovery etc.

  • The DBA Lead is expected to understand, manage & report SOX compliance rules and follow ‘Segregation of Duties’ (SoD) for the Compliance and Quality during audits

  • Incorporate operational excellence standards into daily operations to continually improve performance & availability

  • Responsible for communications and interfacing with internal and external stakeholders impacted, or potentially impacted, by service disruption, additions, changes, and/or reductions in service

  • Partner with IT stakeholders, end-to-end service integration team and external vendors, as needed, to plan and drive implementation of changes impacting the portfolio including deployment of new tools, functionalities, etc.

  • Validate and ensure all software components have sufficient license entitlements and maintenance contracts in place, as required for the databases

  • The DBA Lead is expected to create and maintain the Business Continuity Plan as per organization needs.

  • Assist the Application development team as and when needed to make sure the application runs with maximum efficiency

  • Preparing customized reports that gives 360 degree view of all the DBA related tasks

  • Should have strong working knowledge on SQL and Oracle

  • Stay abreast with the changing technologies and business trends to enhance overall effectiveness

  • Identify and implement service improvements and process improvements

  • Responsible for application lifecycle management in collaboration with the Enterprise architects for large upgrades, App decommissioning etc.


  • Service level targets (e.g., availability, performance) established, met and/or exceeded for the Database portfolio

  • Timely investigation and resolution of database issues through coordination with User Support teams

  • On schedule and on-budget delivery of various projects in the database space



  • Minimum 10+ yearsof experience in large scale database managementPreferred Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology,engineering or related field

  • Preferred certifications: SQL Certified, Oracle Certified

  • Strong Knowledge for database platforms – bothapplications as well as infrastructure

Technical Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge of the database portfolioencompassing various productivity tools, platforms & technologies like Oracle,SQL Server, DB2, Partitioning, Replication, Data Modelling, etc.

  • Ability learn and upskill on new technologies, processesand applications

  • Experience working with vendors, product roadmaps andsupport lifecycles

  • Understanding of ITIL processes

Leadership Competencies

  • Lead cross-functional global teams

  • Manage externally-contracted vendor resources

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.


Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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