Oracle DBA

  • Location:

    Nottinghamshire, England

  • Sector:

    Database Development & Administration

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60000 - £65001 per annum

  • Contact:

    Erin McGinn

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Erin McGinn

Role: Database Lead / Lead DBA

Location: Grantham (very remote role with occasional office travel)

Salary: Up to £65,000 DOE

We are looking for a Database Lead to join a team with one of the fastest growing Fintech companies the UK in their Grantham office, however, the role can be considered remote with occasional travel into the office to attend meetings. This companies award winning technology is used by some of the UK's leading retail banks, lenders and fintech companies.

The Role

  • You will be responsible for managing and maintaining databases / middleware platforms (Forms/Reports and BIPublisher) and ensuring consistency in both production, test and development environments.
  • work closely with teams across IT, including development and infrastructure.
  • undertake, security patching, data platform configuration, design, data migration, performance monitoring and tuning, security management.
  • be successful in this role you should be an experienced Oracle DBA, able to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as having experience of working as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively monitor and respond to Oracle database Alerts
  • Go through daily DB health report and fix if any errors
  • Assist development staff in database development projects
  • Monitor and maintain database storage resources
  • Monitor and maintain database maintenance plans for backups, index rebuild/defragment, and database statistics
  • Monitor and maintain DR/BCP database environment
  • Monitor and maintain Oracle Middleware / Business Intelligence servers
  • Install database security patching and cumulative updates as necessary
  • Maintain database documentation as required
  • Trouble shoot and resolve database connectivity issues
  • Follow Change Management processes to implement database configuration changes / security patches
  • Follow Problem Management processes to troubleshoot and resolve recurring issues
  • Assist with the automation of regular database support activities
  • On-call requirements to ensure 24 x 7 support of database operations

Experience/Technical Knowledge/Skills

  • 10+ years' experience as an operational Oracle DBA
  • Practical experience with any Cloud technologies, preferably Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
  • Experience in Oracle Middleware products (Weblogic 12c, Forms&Reports and BI Publisher)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Oracle 12c/19c Database administration
  • Practical knowledge and experience of High Availability solutions
  • Proficient knowledge of Oracle Database design and database server infrastructure
  • Database / Middleware patching
  • Experience in OEM 13c
  • Experience in Oracle Data Guard, RMAN, performance tuning
  • Experience in Unix Shell / Python scripting

This role is one that doesn't come around often so if you are interested and think you fit the bill, don't hesitate to get in contact or apply. Interviews for this role will be held immediately.

Role: Database Lead / Lead DBA

Location: Grantham (very remote role with occasional office travel)

Salary: Up to £65,000 DOE

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