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Data Engineer/DBA - Oracle | SQL | Linux | Postgres - Hendon

  • Salary: £39333 - £45232 per annum + allowance + fantastic benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Hendon, London
  • Sector: Database Admin
  • Date posted: 05/02/2018
  • Job reference: J381138A

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Data Engineer/DBA - Oracle | SQL | Linux | Postgres


Working within a high availability and a mission critical technology centre you will be responsible for the following:

  • The installation, configuration, upgrade, administration, monitoring and maintenance of databases in order to meet SLA targets.
  • To fulfil application maintenance and support of second-line functions, often in close collaboration with software developers and/or with colleagues specialising in different areas, such as system administrators or network support engineers.


  • Analysing emerging technologies: Researches and evaluates database software products and industry trend to assist in project development and support activities.
  • Database security standards: Participates in preparation of Home Office database security standards that supports enterprise physical database infrastructure implementation and deployment of database security standards.
  • Optimise database performance and plan for forecast resource needs.
  • Provide Expert Advice: Provide second line support for all applications to ensure customer queries/problems are resolved.
  • Incident Management: Part of a team rota providing 24x7 on-call support for all national applications and operational databases. This requires the ability to take responsibility for the diagnosis and resolution of critical problems without supervision, in order to ensure the availability of all national applications software / databases.
  • Provide first-line support if there is a need to switch operations to the Disaster Recovery Site (DRS). As this is a support role, you will be required to occasionally work out of office hours.
  • Planning and setting of priorities to meet project deadlines and achieve business objectives.

Essential Criteria

Database Administration

  • Evidence of participating in daily administration of Databases, maintenance and upgrades of Databases and Database Capacity Planning in Oracle on Linux Platform, SQL Server on Windows and Postgres.

Database Design, Performance & Tuning

  • Basic familiarity with big data technologies, including Apache Hadoop, HDFS, and SQL/NoSQL querying.
  • Completion of the Big Data Technology Fundamentals web-based training or equivalent experience. o Working knowledge of core AWS services and public cloud implementation.
  • Good understanding of data warehousing and database design.

Disaster Recovery (DR)

  • Evidence of understanding concepts of DR and which components and utilities would be required to fulfil DR activity.
  • Database replication technologies for High Availability.

Database 24x7 Support Activities

  • Experience of Out of Hours Support.

Knowledge Transfer & Mentoring

  • Ability to assist other DBA colleagues in enriching procedures to fit 'Best Practices' & transferring knowledge.

Experience of working with Automation tools: Ansible, Automic, and Puppet

Knowledge & Experience of Linux - Red Hat

If you're interested in finding out more please click apply or contact Emily Gandy on 0161 924 3639

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