Database Administrator (Oracle)
On customer site with client
On-site 5 days with flexibility for2/3 days home working
DV Eligibility Required. SC can be done in as quick as a month so having it not essential.
DXC - Database Administrator (Oracle)
GBR - NBL - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Working as a Database Administrator you will be focusing on deploying, operating and maintaining both internal and client databases from small development systems through to mission critical production systems. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience supporting production databases with exposure to a number of Oracle database versions.
The candidate should possess a solid understanding of the core elements of database administration such as backup and recovery, patching, monitoring, systems tuning and capacity management with a working knowledge of more advanced features such as RAC, ASM and dataguard replication.
The position sits within a small team of specialist DBA's within our Newcastle regional delivery centre. Our teams here are actively encouraged to work collaboratively across all technology groups and to play a key part in our businesses success. As investors in our people, you will have access to a range of training platforms and support to further develop and hone your expertise as well as explore and diversify in to other technologies.
We work with and support our clients 24x7, 365 meaning there are elements of out of hours working. The team provide out of hours cover on a rota basis and it expected that the successful candidate would join the rota following an initial onboarding with the team.
Successful candidates must be UK nationals (no dual nationality) and eligible for security clearance.
Monitor database performance and where applicable, suggest and implement improvements
Support and maintain the Oracle databases across dev/test to production
Take a proactive approach to database patching. Impact, test and apply Oracle database patches
Database version upgrades
Backup and recovery procedures
Participate in out of hours and on call activities
Reacting to and resolving high severity incidents
Resolution of problems and performing RCA
Automation of repetitive administration and build tasks
Capacity and Configuration Management
Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders
Support the development of our junior team members
Database administration of versions 10g through to current versions
Strong working knowledge of Oracle on Unix including best practices
Real application Clusters (RAC)
Dataguard – Physical and logical standby
Enterprise Manager administration
Database versions pre 10g.
Multitenant architecture and pluggable databases
Working knowledge of Oracle on Windows
Oracle Certification OCA/OCP although not essential
Cloud administration and working knowledge of migrations
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
Ability to learn and adapt to new frameworks/technologies
Scripting – bash, perl, ruby, python
DevOps & Agile methodology experience, working with small agile teams, is a plus
What we are offering as a company:
Benefit package consisting of private medical insurance, gym membership discounts, pension scheme, etc.
Continuous learning opportunities