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Oracle DBA

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 29/11/2017
  • Job reference: J378137A

DBA (Oracle)


Duration: 3 months


The Pod DBA will engage closely with Pod Architects and InfraOps Engineers to develop, release and implement changes to Databases supporting a major transformational project.

It is anticipated that individuals will have a significant specialism in Oracle and some experience of other database systems such as SQL, PostgreSQL and Mongodb, whilst also having DevOps awareness.


  • Recommend and implement best practices for performance, maintainability and development of Oracle databases including partitioning, indexing, materialized view strategy in consideration of Oracle Exadata features
  • Plan and execute database migrations
  • Design and implement Oracle Data Guard databases
  • Improve efficiency and quality of delivery by automating routine tasks
  • Organize know how transfer to Exadata CoE operations team
  • Experience working with, managing and troubleshooting Oracle 11g R2 and 12c RAC databases on Oracle Exadata machines required
  • Understanding of IT architectures including High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Experience working with and troubleshooting Oracle 11g R2 and 12c RAC databases on Oracle Exadata machines required
  • Working knowledge of Oracle in a (Oracle) Linux environment
  • Experience working with Oracle Data Guard and Oracle database cloning required
  • Deep knowledge on SQL, PL\SQL, Shell Programming and Perl is a must
  • Experience with database Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and Oracle Data Vault required
  • Understanding of Oracle internals
  • Experience in capacity planning
  • Conceptual and abstract thinking skills are compulsory
  • Process oriented, focused on standardization, attention to detail and streamlining
  • Ability to manage high complexity, to work independently, accurately and under time pressure
  • Sensitivity to internal and end customer needs
  • Good working knowledge of processes and procedures (like ITIL)
  • Familiarity of DevOps concepts and aspects
  • Familiarity of automated build pipeline, continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Familiarity of Ansible (preferably), Puppet or Chef
  • Familiarity with revision control source code repositories (Git, GitLab, SVN)
  • Familiarity of continuous integration servers like Jenkins, Bamboo and TeamCity
  • Familiarity of release automation tools such as Microfocus Serena or CA Automic
  • Familiarity of Infrastructure as Code principles and practice
  • Excellent English communication capabilities, both written and verbal
  • Must be fully flexible and mobile across the UK for extended periods
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