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Senior Oracle DBA

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 10/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH90121

Role: Oracle DBA
Duration: 6 Months
Location: Newcastle
Clearance: SC

Summary of the role:

The database administrator will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical systems to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications within the agreed ITSLA.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of the databases, ensuring operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, performing monitoring and support of both development and production support environments.

This is a highly technical role requiring solid technical skills, excellent written and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment. Shares knowledge/skills and developing productive working relationships, as well as being able to use own initiative. A flexible team player with a pro-active outlook to delivery and the rapidly changing working environment.

Training will be provided to the right candidate where some skills are not fully met.


  • Manage databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission critical production systems through to decommissioning on both virtual and physical systems
  • Configure and pro-actively maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Support development teams to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations.
  • Independently analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end to end.
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes.
  • Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other team members.
  • Ensuring that system access and security are not compromised
  • Ensuring that systems are maintained in line with the technical service roadmap and patching policy.

Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance or call Sam Caine on 0161 924 1357

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