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Database Administration (HEO/SEO)

  • Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + +benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Newport OR Fareham, Newport
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 04/09/2017
  • Job reference: J373478A

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Role Description - Database Administration - Infrastructure Engineer (Grade HEO/SEO)

Job Title / Grade: Database Administration - Infrastructure Engineer (Grade HEO/SEO)

Reports to: Operations Manager G7

Infrastructure Team Manager EO/HEO/SEO

Job description

IT infrastructure engineering is about the skills needed to manage the life cycle of the ONS infrastructure, enabling the technology teams to build products and services which are easy to operate, scale and secure.

This involves skills in areas such as end user computing, mobile device management, server operating systems, storage area networks, virtualisation technologies, hosting and cloud services, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and networking technologies.

Day-to-day you will be responsible for designing, creating, supporting and improving new and existing infrastructure services, products and platforms.

With this specific role we are looking for specialists in the field of Database Administration

The main responsibilities of the post are:

  • Defining, building, bringing into service, operating, supporting, performance monitoring, continually improving and decommissioning Infrastructure services (SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS), products and platforms to serve a variety of user needs;
  • For the services, products and platforms supported:

  • Managing incidents, requests, changes and problems
  • Managing the configuration, availability, capacity, performance and cost;
  • Drive continuous improvement activities.

  • Maximise the use of tools and technologies to deliver operational excellence
  • Active participation in wider communities of practice, identifying good practices we can adopt and sharing our experiences.
  • Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques, and collaborating to improve the capability of the team.
  • Maintain consistency between development and production environments.

Skills and Experience

  • Incident Management:
  • Change and Release Management:
  • Problem Management:
  • Performance and Capacity Management:
  • Continuous Improvement:
  • Community:

Please refer to the attached role profile for the appropriate level of skills and experience for the grade.

Specific technical skills & experience:


Relational databases: Oracle, Postgres and Microsoft SQL server

Examples of non relational databases (NoSQL):

MongoDB, Couchbase, Reddit

Actian Ingres DB


Oracle Exadata


Oracle Weblogic

Enterprise management tools e.g. SPLUNK and Oracle Enterprise Management (OEM)

Server operating systems including LINUX Microsoft Windows and proprietary UNIX systems

Identity Management e.g. AD and OID

Networking technologies including DNS, NAT, Firewalls and TCP/IP


SAN and back up technologies

Please refer to attached Role Profile for the appropriate level of specific technical skills and experience for the grade. On your application details please specify which grade you are interested in.

Civil Service Competencies level Three

*Changing and Improving

Making Effective Decisions

*Collaborating and Partnering

Leading and Communicating

*Managing a Quality Service

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