Oracle DBA

Location: Hybrid, 2-3 days per week in their Hatfield office
Salary: £55,000 to £65,000 (DOE) + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP

Please note this role unfortunately does not offer sponsorship.

The Company:
Our client is an established Enterprise level Microsoft Partner that prides itself on keeping up to date with cutting edge technologies. They support companies on their journey to digital transformation. They deliver digital technology to some of the world’s greatest organisations. The range of IT topics and industries are so diverse that no two projects are alike.
They hold regular salary reviews and it is an excellent place to progress your career. There are an abundance of differing projects, keeping your role varied and interesting and exposing you to new technologies. With about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £6.7 billion (2021), they work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing their customers’ infrastructures. Our client offers a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy, what they look for are professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live their shared values of teamwork and performance.

The Role:
As part of the role, you will join their Information Services Databases team which supports all their internal database environments across the group on Oracle and SQL Server. Your main priority will be to manage their production and non-production database systems proactively and working on new projects that involved new database systems.
An ideal candidate will have around five years’ experience as a DBA along with excellent communication skills both face to face and on the telephone. You will also have the ability to assess and prioritise tasks and excellent troubleshooting skills. Effective and accurate documentation, with real-time updates to the various ticketing systems and projects tools is essential. The role includes providing rota based Out-Of-Hours Support for Major Incidents in a 3rd line capacity, which may include attending site in Hatfield, if the need/incident arises.

You will be responsible for:

  • Proactively managing, maintaining, and monitoring Oracle and SQL Server systems based in their Datacentre in multiple locations.
  • Diagnosing the database system health regularly and troubleshooting any issues.
  • Working on multiple database (DB) support requests from all application stakeholders.
  • Providing technical expertise to the development teams by assisting developers with implementations and ongoing maintenance of the Database environments.
  • Managing all Oracle and SQL Server related Backups and Recovery scenarios and performing backup validation and restore tests.
  • Participating and delivering tasks in Disaster Recovery tests scheduled by DR team.
  • Installation of quarterly critical patch updates and working on DB upgrades for Oracle systems.
  • Installation of service pack, cumulative update and security updates for SQL Server systems.
  • Providing proactive support to all production, development & test environments in Oracle and SQL Server.
  • Capacity monitoring and forecasting the growth of critical databases.
  • Working closely with problem management team in identifying the root cause for DB related major incidents
  • Being available to work outside normal office hours, weekend and public holidays. Applicants will be expected to be on call after few months and responding according to agreed SLA’s.

You will have experience in:

  • Oracle 19c and 12c running on Windows Platforms
  • SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 in standalone, failover clustering and Always on AG configuration
  • SSAS, SSRS and SSIS configuration and support
  • Extensive skills and knowledge on different Oracle and SQL Server toolsets
  • Good SQL & PL/SQL and T-SQL knowledge
  • Performance Tuning expertise on both Oracle and SQL Server databases
  • Good knowledge and working experience of RMAN
  • Thorough understanding of High Availability and DR including working experience of Oracle FailSafe and SQL Server Always on Availability Group
  • Experience of working within a controlled ITIL environment with good understanding of control processes & procedures.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Motivated team player with excellent organisational skills, triage and task prioritisation.
  • Must be (or have the ability to be) Security Cleared

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