Park Ridge, Illinois


Sonoco’s Global IT Infrastructure & Operations (ITIO) group is a team of innovators who love technology as much as you do. Together, we’ll use a disciplined, innovative and a business focused approach to develop a wide variety of high-quality solutions and services. You’ll work in a stable, resilient and secure operating environment where you—and the products and services you deliver—will thrive.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take an entire IT department and help transform it into a world-class provider of high-quality services that not only aligns with but anticipates the business needs.

The ITIO organization is focused on delivering exceptional and secure network services across 330+ sites around the globe. All this while designing a state-of-the-art cost effective globally transformed network within a user centric culture across all the ITIO service teams.

Towards this objective, the ITO organization is looking for an Application Database Administrator that will focus on supporting Honeywell Optivision and related application suites, with an emphasis on system performance and reliability.  The goal of the Application DBA is to ensure a supportable, performant, and robust database and application platform that supports a variety of business facing applications.

As an Application DBA you will be providing Tier 2 and 3 support for a variety of database and applications, with an initial focus on Honeywell Optivision.  This inclusive, customer driven, and open mindset will ignite a global cultural shift that will enable Sonoco to continue to evolve driving innovation and support of a wide variety of technologies. You will be involved with the development, implementation and continual improvement of database and application administration delivery while serving as a change agent for IT.

Not only will you be responsible for delivering quality services and projects in a timely manner, but you will also help foster an inclusive and innovative culture. Primary responsibilities include architecture, implementation, and support of Oracle and related technology suite of products that drive and support our world-class company.  

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Application DBA Supervisor, you will responsibility for the following: 

  • Architect, implement, automate and support Honeywell Optivision applications
  • Support of Oracle, MS SQL, MySql, Progress, and other Database Technologies
  • Patching, build-outs, monitoring, code deployments, upgrades
  • Provide Application Administration support where identified
  • Support .Net architecture and other Middleware Technology Administration
  • Provide project planning, testing, and implementation support
  • Ensure Sonoco is following best industry practice
  • Participate on rotating on-call schedule


  • 5 yrs experience as an Honeywell Optivision administrator
  • Experience troubleshooting Performance issues
  • Experience administering .Net applications
  • Experience and familiarity with IT management products and services
  • Experience with application and development technologies
  • Domain expertise with IT operations, security or compliance is desirable
  • Global Team Player – This role is part of a larger team
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Passion for delivery of Service Management
  • A high degree of creativity and “out-of-the-box” thinking
  • Ability to think broadly and strategically, balanced with high attention to detail.
  • Able to execute on multiple projects simultaneously in fast-paced environments.
  • Possesses a services and solution orientated approach
  • Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Empathy for others and willingness to work for the common goal
  • Ability to share knowledge and collaborate by developing content and documentation for distribution to other team members, managers and customers
  • Ability to handle pressure situations with clarity, focus and professionalism
  • Needs to be adaptable to rapid change 
  • A very good understanding of “Quality” as it relates to Customer satisfaction
  • Willingness to work with other technologies as the need an opportunity arises

Nice to have

  • Experience supporting Database technologies such as MS SQL, Oracle
  • Experience with administrative task regarding applications such as Ariba, UI path, BOE
  • Experience with Oracle Middleware
  • Ability to interact and build strong relationships within all business and corporate functions
  • Excellent communication and extraordinary personal social skills
  • Ability to effectively execute on multiple simultaneous projects
  • Ability to work on a fast pace, ever changing global environment
  • Outstanding organization skills
  • MS SQL, Oracle DBA certification a plus
  • Other database and IT certificates a plus
  • Takes responsibility and achieves results
  • Excellent organizing, time management and priority setting skills

Job Location: Remote, Brazil, Charlette (NC), Hartsville (SC), or many other Sonoco locations

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

Park Ridge, Illinois

We bring more to packaging than just the package.

Combining actionable insights, intellectual capital, purposeful innovation and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful solutions that build stronger brands.



Providing Innovative Packaging Solutions

Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services. When collaborating with our customers, we leverage our deep knowledge of material science, our i6 Innovation Process™, and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful customized solutions that build stronger brands.


We produce packaging for many of the world’s most recognized brands, in markets such as appliances and electronics, automotive, beverages, confection, construction, converted paperboard, fresh and natural food, frozen and refrigerated food, shaving, home, lawn and garden, medical/pharmaceutical, pet care, powdered beverages, recycling and snacks.


Sonoco’s operations consist of our global consumer packaging businesses (rigid paper and closures, flexibles and plastics); our display and packaging division (high-impact retail displays and packaging supply chain management); our industrial businesses (tubes and cores, reels and spools, uncoated recycled paperboard and Sonoco Recycling, one of the world’s largest recyclers); and our Protective Solutions division (custom-designed protective, temperature-assurance and retail security packaging solutions and highly engineered components).


From our headquarters in Hartsville, S.C., and more than 300 operations in 33 countries, we serve customers in 85 nations.

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