Lead Database Administrator

Lead Database Administrator

Job Title: Lead Database Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: 12%
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HQ00013051_1494948677
Contact Name: Kevin Raymond
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 16, 2017 16:31

Job Description

Your experience as a lead database administrator will be critical to our client, an industry leader and pioneer of mobile satellite communications.

They are currently seeking a lead Database Analyst to lead the DBA function within the infrastructure delivery team. Supporting and maintaining existing servers and database products. This role will be UK based in London.

Read on for the job details. To apply click the button at the bottom of the page.

About the job

Key Responsibilities will include:
Providing support and maintenance of the business' existing estate of Oracle, MS SQL Server and other database products that underpin a wide array of business systems.
Providing database administration support to projects through all design and delivery phases
Providing development support to the various software delivery teams across the group including optimisation of SQL code.
Monitoring database performance and in conjunction with server and storage colleagues and implement measures to ensure optimal performance particularly on production databases.
Maintenance and implementation of real time error monitoring of all databases
Maintenance and implementation of capacity planning
Support and evolution of the data protection regime comprising Backup and DR provision.
Provision of 24x7 production on call support as part of a rota
To mentor non-DBA colleagues in the system services and other BAU teams to reduce reliance on DBA resource for BAU database operational tasks.

Essential Skills:

Essential knowledge and skills:
5+ years as a production DBA with deep knowledge of both Oracle (> 10g)
Experience with MS SQL Server version 2008 R2 and above
Knowledge and practical experience of working as a DBA in one or more of following environments:
Solaris, Windows and Linux operating systems.
Understanding of enterprise Storage fundamentals (SAN & NAS) in a DBA context
Experience of database clustering technologies, such as Oracle Real Application Clusters and SQL Server clustering/mirroring.
Good knowledge of implementing and maintaining backup strategies using RMAN.
Experience of implementing and testing database DR strategies.
Experience of Oracle Enterprise Manager

Desirable knowledge and skills:
Experience of NoSQL Database technologies such as Cassandra or MongoDB
Implementing and managing databases on Public Cloud platforms
Experience of implementing and managing Databases within a DevOps team
Experience of automating DBA delivery and management tasks using common orchestration tools such as Chef, Ansible, Puppet, SaltStack etc.
Experience with the Oracle Exadata platform
Experience with Oracle RAC
Experience with VMWare technology
Experience of implementing database backups using VERITAS NetBackup
Experience of monitoring tools including Nagios and SolarWinds DPA
Knowledge of PL/SQL or other DBA development tools
Knowledge and experience of formal business operations procedures (e.g. ITIL)

Lead Database Administrator
To £75000 + Benefits (including generous bonus scheme)

Key Skills: Database, Oracle, SQL,

Please note: Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a PERMANENT position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.