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Data Base Administrator - Engineering

Michael Page Technology

Posted on Oct 2, 2021 by Michael Page Technology

Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Start
€550 - €650 Daily

My client - a global Securities product organisation in the financial services industry are looking for a Data Base Administrator - Engineering to join their site in Dublin for an initial 6 month contract to provide an oversight and manage their existing database estate and keep their solution aligned to bank's technology risk and control standards.

Client Details

My client is a global Securities product organisation in the financial services industry.


The successful candidate for the Data Base Administrator - Engineering contract role at my client's site in Dublin will fulfil the following responsibilities -

  • Help maintain the databases to ensure efficient utilization, manage capacity, define data backup and retention strategies, ensure high availability and manage platform currency.

  • Identify and realise potential process and operational improvements through their expertise in contemporary productivity tools and technologies.

  • Database management for variety of SQL and no-SQL datastores within application platform

  • Design maintenance strategy to improve performance, capacity and resiliency

  • Development support for the optimized use of query and data access

  • Support and manage obsolescence and currency and patch management

  • Support non-production environment and third line production support

  • Product evaluation and certification

  • Define and drive the adoption of the businesses cloud strategy

  • Continual review and improvements of automation/processes/practices and tooling

  • Support of Audit, Operational Resiliency, Business Continuity of applications

  • Manage and update process documentations


To be considered for the Data Base Administrator - Engineering 6 month contract role the candidate must present evidence of the following -

Essential -

  • Understanding of Database SQL and noSQL technologies and Querying (PostgreSQL, Oracle, Cassandra, MongoDB, MS SQL, Azure SQL)

  • Understanding of SQL query and Xquery optimization

  • Understanding of ITIL standards for Change and Problem Management

  • Understanding of Messaging Systems and Paradigms (at least one of FIX, JMS, MQ, Solace, Kafka, etc.)

  • Familiarity with XML, XSLT, XPATH and JSON

  • Understanding of Database Scripting and Administration

  • Understanding of Agile Methodology and DevOps Principles

  • Understanding of Azure along with platform migration

Desirable -

  • Understanding of Application Integration

  • Enterprise scheduling, (eg Autosys)

  • Enterprise Monitoring (eg Nastel, ITRS Geneos, Dynatrace)

  • A track record with development with one of Scala, Java, Python, .NET or Scripting

Kubernetes, Docker, Containerization

Job Offer

The day rate for this role is between €550 and €650 per day

Reference: 1342119488

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