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Senior Oracle DBA/Senior Oracle Database Administrator

Posted on Aug 28, 2019 by Levy Associates Ltd

Not Specified, Netherlands
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Senior Oracle DBA/Senior Oracle Database Administrator

As Senior Oracle Database Administrator you will be part of the 12-strong Database Team within the Data Centre Technical Services Group. Your primary responsibility will be to provide technical support across a multi-platform infrastructure (Sun Solaris and Red Hat Linux).

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing day-to-day support for the production and development systems and activities in a structured manner
  • Providing production support
  • Providing project support
  • Monitoring capacity, integrity and performance of production systems
  • Installing new database Servers for both the Linux and Unix environments, understanding the performance and resilience characteristics of the key hardware/software components and ability to follow standard procedures
  • Implementing a suitable backup strategy to support an application
  • Carrying out performance and tuning at database server level, demonstrating an understanding of application level issues
  • Maintaining monitoring systems to provide 24x7 cover
  • Modifying and maintaining existing scripts to handle minor changes in infrastructure
  • Reproducing and simplifying problems for resolution by Oracle technical support, also working with Oracle Metalink to develop workarounds for problems
  • Understanding the impacts/implications of undertaking 'unsafe' operations, and minimising their risk

Ideal Senior Oracle DBA/Senior Oracle Database Administrator Profile

You should have at least five years' Oracle DBA experience (ideally Oracle Certified) within a multi-platform (UNIX and Linux) environment and Oracle RAC on Linux. You must also have a strong track record in writing and installing scripts for database administration tasks, such as backups and capacity monitoring.

We would also expect you to have the following core technical skills:

  • Extensive Oracle product knowledge (at least Oracle 10g and 11g including RAC)
  • Support Oracle on Unix and Linux platforms
  • Use of Oracle Enterprise Manager in combination with Diagnostics and Tuning pack
  • Building severs and databases to global standards
  • Writing technical documents
  • Unix Shell Scripting
  • Extensive performance & tuning experience
  • Performing Hot/Cold backups
  • Understanding of fault-finding Oracle Client connectivity
  • Understanding of database security
  • Understanding of network, multi-user access and locking issues
  • Understanding of database logging and recovery and how to recover from the various failure scenarios

The following technical skills are desirable:

  • Knowledge of RMAN
  • Knowledge of Oracle Database Vault
  • Administration of databases in a Storage Area Network environment
  • Exposure to MSSQL/Sybase

Personal attributes:

  • Financial markets experience
  • Good team working ethic
  • Flexibility
  • Willingness to work outside of standard working hours, including weekends
  • Willingness to travel to London and other overseas offices, as required
  • Proactive attitude
  • Independent worker who seeks but does not require guidance
  • Ability to work fast and accurately
  • Service oriented, can-do mentality

Reference: 749951453

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