Oracle DBA

Datasource Computer Employment Ltd
West London
£42k - £52k pa
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Role: Oracle DBA

Location: West London

Type: Permanent

Salary/Rate: Up to £52,000

Start Date: ASAP

Clearance: DV Clearance

Oracle DBA - Permanent - West London - Up to £52,000

Our client is looking for a dynamic, experienced and high performing experienced Oracle Data Base Administrator (DBA). Our client is executing highly collaborative and complex programmes and delivering specialist services. These services require collaborative working and strong leadership to resolve issues by working jointly with the customer across multiple sites and business areas.

Main Duties:

- Reporting to the Enterprise Lead Engineer the role will have responsibility to provide operational database support and maintenance services to a complex range of imagery and geospatial system capabilities in a high availability operational environment and across the In Service Support enterprise
- This role is within the live support team and primarily covers the maintenance of Oracle System, MSSQL databases in a predominantly windows environment and involvement\support where these databases interact or provide services to the wider software solution
- The Database Engineer will need a thorough understanding of Oracle databases and to a lesser extent MSSQL and other database products
- Highly advantageous would be any experience with Geo-spatial products such as ArcGIS, Arc Server and Arc SDE environments
- This is an extremely complex and challenging role that will be highly rewarding, with extensive communication and interfacing requirements with multiple providers, agencies and Customer organisations
- The work location will primarily be based in West London, but will require visits to other sites

Key Responsibilities of this role will include:

- 2nd\3rd Line support for Oracle databases in an ITILv3 led support environment
- Developing plans and procedures for database transitions and database builds
- Maintaining the data model
- Updating logical and physical data models and data dictionaries
- Maintaining the Data Definition Language
- Maintaining integrity of the system databases
- Monitoring, analysing and correcting database errors
- Identification of data item discrepancies
- Technical problem investigation, data collection and problem resolution
- Defect investigation and Resolution
- Monitor and maintain the integrity of Oracle databases
- Oracle installation & configuration
- Planning and implementation of upgrades via Release & Deployment
- Installation, configuration and maintenance of enterprise-level geospatial databases
- Installation/upgrade of ClearCase and ClearQuest software and patch fixes
- Provide technical support to delivery\engineering teams
- Perform On-Call duties as required to maintain service availability levels

Essential Requirements:

- Experience of an ITILv3 support enterprise environment
- Oracle DBA (10g\11g\12c) experience in an Operational Support environment (2 years min)
- Knowledge of Systems Integration, Development and Test
- Good understanding of IT architectures for a security clamped environment
- Good understanding of Software/Systems engineering principles
- Able to carry out duties with minimal supervision
- Operates under own initiate

Desirable Requirements:

- ITILv3 qualified
- Experience of managing a VMWare environment
- Familiarity with MoD service and civilian personnel
- Degree in IT or Engineering discipline
- Good understanding of IT architectures for a classified environment
- ClearCase and ClearQuest experience

Personal Characteristics:

- Self-Motivation
- Good personnel management skills
- Team player, discrete and diplomatic in dealing with customer and subcontractors
- Able to work under pressure and to timescales
- Good problem solving skills
- Able to provide clear recommendations on the most effective course of action
- Able to communicate in verbal, written and presentational forms
- Strong organisers who can maintain focus on assigned tasking to completion
- Good attention to detail
- Candidate must maintain a DV security clearance

You will be required to hold a minimum of DV security clearance. If you do not hold an active DV clearance please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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