JLR Retail Franchise network
Coventry, UK
07 Nov 2019
07 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: DBA - Engineer

Organisation: Coventry University

Salary: £32,243-£37,802

Reference: 19066711

Coventry University's transformation into one of the world's leading educational establishments is being matched by an ambitious IT Transformation. This Transformation will deliver technology with a global reach that supports the growing needs of students, staff and stakeholders. Process automation, distance learning, developments in digital and student care will see new IT capabilities support the contemporary needs of our staff and students. To deliver this transformation the University needs people with real passion, the ability to think innovatively and with an energy that will create change at pace and push boundaries to create better futures.

Our approach to education is leading edge and is proven with our multitude of awards and prominent position in the league tables; where we have once again retained the title of top modern university from The Guardian in its' University Guide 2019 (for the 7th year in a row!). We are an agile and dynamic establishment, where taking risks and seizing opportunities are well rewarded.

As Database Administrator Engineer, you'll support the day to day operation, security and delivery of our database services ensuring they're efficient, secure, optimal and aligned to our Group goals and objectives.

* To support the maintenance of configuration data, capacity planning, service availability and continuity for database services.
* Support the DBA Technical Specialist and as well as other system engineers within the team on day to day operations providing technical expertise.
* Take a pro-active approach in reviewing the current set up, making changes to object/data structures to evaluate alternative options.
* Monitor database activity, resource usage and component capacity.
* Anticipate, investigate and resolve problems in database systems and services analysing patterns and trends taking appropriate action.

* Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or substantial experience in related field in lieu of the above.
* Knowledgeable within Database Administration and Database frameworks.
* Oracle & SQL experience
* Hands on DBA experience regarding health checks, maintenance, backup & recovery strategies and performance tuning
* Understanding of security within database technologies
* OLTP and data warehouse design and operations experience advantageous
* An understanding of cloud Database capabilities (Azure or AWS) advantageous

The University offers a wide range of benefits in addition to a competitive salary. The pension scheme is excellent, and the holiday allowances are generous. Recognising the importance of well-being, we offer childcare vouchers, discounted rates on healthcare plans and advice on healthy living. As an educational establishment we encourage, and support continued learning and provide access to resources that set Coventry University apart from most employers. In addition, Coventry University Staff, have access to a wide range of discounted products and services, including supermarket shopping, restaurants and visitor attractions.

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