Database Administrator - DBA

13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client in South Yorkshire are looking for a CONTRACT DBA for an initial 6 month contract to manage and support the Oracle RDBMS, MS SQL and any future database technologies in a way that is sensitive to and delivers business systems. Manage resources in order to deliver services to the users including the provision and management of database technologies, future or current, delivering to SLA, budget and quality targets in accordance with appropriate standards.

Job Description:
  • Maintain overall user experience platform plans to support the business strategy, agree service level agreements, business relationship managers and customers and plan all aspects of services necessary to ensure that support agreements are delivered.
  • Maintain the support plan for systems including all the activities needed to support and maintain the infrastructure including managing the infrastructure roadmap of scheduled product upgrades, updates, technology refreshes, and major software patch, firmware, or service pack releases.
  • Maintain procedures and documentation for systems support including skill and capability development plans.
  • Monitor and ensure all developments comply to the Roadmap - (i.e benefit the business, reduce risk, reduce the support requirement, reduce cost, provide competitive edge, operate robustly and effectively)
  • Use management software and tools to investigate issues, collect performance statistics and create reports.
  • Support the development of business requirements into a design which will become the blueprint for the solution.
  • Maintain system designs and plans to fit business requirements identifying risks and opportunities.


  • Must have Oracle RDBMS, MS SQL and related technical training and certifications
  • Good knowledge of current and emerging database technologies including Oracle RDBMS 10g - 12G, MS SQL 2008 - 2016, archiving, data management, disaster recovery, performance optimisation, security and continuity planning.
  • Excellent experience with SQL
  • Preferably experience with cloud based technologies
  • Good knowledge of delivering highly available, reliable and effective infrastructure platforms that enable business systems with knowledge of technical problem solving and delivery using ITIL methodologies to SLA targets.
  • Good understanding of strategies and procedures across the IT service lifecycle (including the development lifecycle) in the area of email and internet design, delivery and maintenance.
  • Able to assess and advise on the scope of options for process improvements across email and internet services.
  • Evidence of planning, management and delivery of business systems and services.
  • Evidence of setting standards, strategies and procedures across the IT service lifecycle (including the development lifecycle) in the area of exchange and internet services delivery and support, and ensures that practitioners adhere to them.
  • Evidence of delivering high quality, major IT solutions

If you're interested please apply with your latest CV, availability and desired day rate. You must be available to start ASAP (max notice period considered is 2 weeks).


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