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Database Administrator - DBA

Job Title: Database Administrator - DBA
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Lee Farrand
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Database Administrator - DBA - Oracle - MS SQL Server - Storage - Unix - London

Database Administrator - DBA - Oracle - MS SQL Server - Storage - Unix - London required to work in a busy, professional environment for a large organisation on a permanent basis.

Montash are retained to work with one of the UK's leading companies who are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Database Administrator.

Salary Range = £50,000 - £55,000 per Annum + Benefits.

Tasks they will be completing will include:

  • To provide support and maintenance to Inmarsat's existing estate of Oracle, MS SQL Server and other database products that underpin a wide array of business systems.
  • To provide database administration support to projects through all phases of
  • To provide development support to the various delivery teams across the group including optimisation of SQL code.
  • To monitor database performance and in conjunction with server and storage colleagues and implement measures to ensure optimal performance particularly on production databases.
  • To maintain and implement real time error monitoring of all databases
  • To maintain and implement capacity planning
  • Support and evolve the data protection regime comprising Backup and DR provision.
  • To provide 24 x 7 on call support as part of a rota.

To mentor non-DBA colleagues in the system services and other BAU teams to reduce reliance on DBA resource for BAU database operational tasks.

Essential Skills/Knowledge:

  • 5+ years as a production DBA with deep knowledge of both Oracle (> 10g) & Experience with MS SQL Server version 2008 R2 and above
  • Knowledge and practical experience of working as a DBA in the following environments:
    • Solaris (Zones/ZFS), Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Understanding of enterprise Storage fundamentals (SAN & NAS) in a DBA context
  • Experience of database clustering technologies, in particular Oracle Solaris Cluster and SQL Server clustering/mirroring.
  • Good knowledge of implementing and maintaining backup strategies using RMAN.
  • Experience of implementing and testing database DR strategies.

Experience of Oracle Enterprise Manager

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience with the Oracle Exadata platform
  • Experience with Oracle RAC
  • Experience with VMWare technology
  • Experience of implementing database backups using VERITAS NetBackup
  • Experience of monitoring tools including Nagios and SolarWinds DPA
  • Knowledge of PL/SQL or other DBA development tools
  • Knowledge and experience of formal business operations procedures (e.g. ITIL)

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