Oracle Data Migration Consultant

£40000 - £50000 per annum + 6% pension
14 Oct 2013
11 Nov 2013
Steve Winter
Contract Type
Full Time

Large International Broadcast Software Company is looking for a Data Migration Consultant to enable the transition of data from clients' legacy systems to a bespoke custom made CMS aimed at the international Broadcast industry. This will require the reformatting and transferring of data to an Oracle database. The source data is often held in a variety of separate systems, including spreadsheets and paper systems. This bespoke broadcast CMS is currently mostly 2-tier, with an Oracle based backend which also includes the business logic, and a .NET based front end. The Data Migration Consultant may also be called an Oracle DBA or Database Analyst.

The role will consist of 70% Data Migration and 30% Development.


  • Performing the analysis of legacy data to assess the feasibility of transferring it to the bespoke broadcast CMS.
  • Providing estimates for the work involved in performing the task.
  • Working closely with clients to design the processes to migrate the data, manual or otherwise.
  • Designing and implementing the most appropriate method for transferring the data into the bespoke broadcast CMS.
  • Providing documentation of migration processes, when required.
  • Working with other development units in the company to share information regarding application subject matter and know-how.
  • Monitoring the numerous and regular enhancements to the bespoke broadcast CMS to ensure that the migration is appropriate to the target version of the application.
  • Working closely with the QA and Implementation Services teams to resolve testing issues
  • Working with the company's DBA team to ensure that the integrity of the database is maintained.
  • Working with the company's help desk and technical support functions to resolve client and implementation specific problems
  • Working with the Sales and Marketing units to provide meaningful and appropriate data for demonstration purposes.
  • Visiting client sites as part of the company's team to support specific project implementations with on-site requirement capturing/coding/debugging (having proven the ability to support large parts of the system independently)


  • Substantial experience with Oracle database (11g version)
  • Strong PL/SQL knowledge is essential especially the ability to review code in terms of error resolution and performance tuning
  • BI exposure is preferable but not essential
  • Analysis and high/low level design capabilities
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques available for the migrating data
  • Strong, consistent and robust coding discipline
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Timelines and task priority strong awareness
  • Knowledge of broadcasting industry and workflows within it - a strong advantage
  • Skills necessary to communicate technical information in both written and verbal forms at all levels.
  • Professional client facing experience.


  • Well known name in the International Broadcast World
  • Company is growing year on year
  • Company has a policy to promote from within so lots of career progression opportunities
  • Competitive salary
  • 6% company pension
  • 23 days holiday
  • Private Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Reduced onsite gym
  • Plus lots more

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