Database Administrator

Gosport, UK
20 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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DBA Job Description

Provide DBA Production and Development Support Services to a major Oracle estate. Ensure that issues and changes resulting from live incidents, maintenance or approved change requests are identified, resolved and tested prior to authorised implementation. Ensure that the estate is maintained at the correct levels to provide optimal performance to the business community and meet the standards set in agreed service levels.

The estate primarily comprises the Oracle eBusiness Suite (Payroll, HR, Finance and CRM) with a RAC database. A Strategic Management Information (SMI) solution using OBIEE with an Exadata hosted data warehouse. A Hub interface between the main database and satellite systems, some of which are also in-house while others have third party COTS packages as their front end.

Main Responsibilities

• Maintain the Oracle EBusiness 12.2.5 system running with an Oracle 12.1 2 node RAC database on IBM AIX 7.1 with no cloud ability.

• Maintain the Strategic Management Information (SMI) system - Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) with Informatica 9.6.1 and DAC 11g running on a mixture of AIX and Linux.

• Maintain the SMI Oracle 12.1 Data Warehouse system hosted on a 2 node RAC Exadata V6-X2.

• Maintain Oracle 12.2 databases on IBM AIX 7.1 and Oracle Linux with no cloud ability.

• Install Oracle software patches to the relevant environments according to the patch's instructions, as directed by the Patching Manager. This includes patching of the applications, database and RDBMS.

• Monitor and tune the database environment, to ensure system integrity and performance.

• Respond to and resolve database problems to ensure system availability. Ensure that the operations team are able to make direct contact when on call. Response to problems should aim to ensure that service levels are adhered to.

• Ensure the Disaster Recovery system is always receiving shipped logs and they are being applied in a timely fashion to meet the SLAs. Ensure that the DR system is patched in accordance with Live so that failover can occur in the shortest timescales.

• Monitor and action tasks in the DBA Group Email Inbox and ensure that resolutions and actions are performed in the required timescales.

• Action allocated incident investigation and ensure that resolutions and actions are performed in the required timescales as prioritised and agreed by the DBA Team Leader to ensure Measures of Performance are adhered to.

• Be available for scheduled out of hours maintenance tasks and on-call rotas as agreed with the DBA Team Leader. The system is supported 24/7/365

Key Skills

Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2 HRMS, Payroll, Finance and CRM skills with an Oracle 12.1 Database on IBM AIX 7.1

Oracle technology installs and upgrades to current 12.1 and 12.2 Oracle databases on IBM AIX

Oracle technology installs and upgrades to current 12.2 Oracle databases on Oracle Linux

Multi-node installations with RAC and load balancing

Patching and Cloning Oracle Applications ASM and non-ASM environments

Performance Tuning

Oracle Fusion Middleware

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition technical skills

RMAN Backup & Recovery

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c install and management, including AMS


Unix shell scripting

Disaster Recovery with Standby and Fail-Over


Good time-management, team working, networking and persuasive skills

DV clearance or SC cleared with progression to DV or ability to obtain such clearances. For this site the applicant must be a British national. If naturalised the applicant must have 10 years residency in the country.

Ability to attend site out-of-hours if required for on-call response.

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