UIC Alaska

Database Management Specialist - UMIAQ Environmental

Research & Scientific
Location : Location
Travel Requirement
25% - 50%


Company Overview
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and is recognized as one of Alaska's top 10 companies with approximately 4,000 employees nationwide and revenues above $700M annually. UIC is projected to grow substantially in the coming years to become a top 3 company in Alaska by 2030. 

As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings growth and benefits to our Inupiat shareholders. The size and diversity of our operations means we have a broad variety of career opportunities. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.


UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska and supports its parent company, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation’s (UIC), mission is to provide social and economic resources to its Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants through the development of long-term, meaningful career opportunities.  UMIAQ Environmental identifies potentially impacted resources, communities, organizations, and individuals to help define project issues and constraints associated with future development projects and their potential impacts to natural, environmental, and human resources.


UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and the environments in which we conduct business.  We recruit qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.


This dynamic company supports the other UIC Subsidiaries as well as maintains its own project work.  This position is expected to interface heavily with our clients and develop new opportunities.  The Associate Scientist is expected to provide project management as well as project support for other staff.  Our projects range from the oil and gas sector to infrastructure development to planning.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement database solutions to support various applications and ensure their stability, reliability, and performance.
  • Manage database security, backup, recovery, and integrity.
  • Monitor database performance and tune the system for optimal efficiency.
  • Develop and maintain database documentation, including data standards, procedures, and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata).
  • Implement data models and database designs, data access, and table maintenance codes.
  • Ensure compliance with database vendor license agreements.
  • Coordinate with teams to manage database servers and storage systems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve database-related issues and provide technical support.
  • Conduct regular database capacity planning and performance analysis.
  • Manage and mentor junior database administrators and staff.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in database management, with at least 3 years in a senior or lead role.
  • Professional certification (e.g., Oracle Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator, AWS Certified Database – Specialty) is preferred.
  • Extensive experience with database management systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MongoDB.
  • Proven track record of designing and managing large-scale, complex database systems.


  • Proficient in SQL and database performance tuning.
  • Strong knowledge of database security and data protection.
  • Familiarity with data warehousing, ETL processes, and business intelligence tools.
  • Experience with database automation and scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell).
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with cloud-based database solutions such as AWS RDS, Azure SQL Database, or Google Cloud SQL.
  • Knowledge of big data technologies and frameworks like Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience in a DevOps environment with continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) processes.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in an office environment.
  • Willingness to work outside of regular business hours for maintenance and emergency response.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.

If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.


Important Notice

Candidates must pass a background check in order to fill this position.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status. Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V




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