Senior Database administrator – Oracle


Key role and responsibilities:

  • Assist with refining the logical design of the database to enable the translation into a specific data model
  • Assist with the mapping out of the conceptual design for a planned database
  • Participate in the writing of database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata)
  • Create, test and execute data management languages
  • Monitor the performance and manage the parameters of the database to ensur the execution of speedy query responses
  • Monitor production databases regularly or respond to any database issues by bringing down the database or taking the database offline
  • Proactively support the development of database utilities and automated reporting.
  • Set up data sharing and disk partitioning
  • Enable front-end users to access data concurrently in a way or form that suits their particular needs
  • Work closely with the Change Control and Release Management functions to commission and install new applications and customising existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose
  • Apply the patches and upgrade the database as required by the design team
  • Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational employees to ensure database integrity and security
  • Maintain data standards in accordance with business requirements, NTT policies and the data protection legislation
  • Work in accordance with the security information requirements and procedures of the company.
  • Perform installation, configuration and maintenance of database management systems and related software within the context of a database administration plan


Knowledge, skills and attributes

  • Working knowledge of data encryption techniques and database querying and management tools
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently while maintaining a high level of attention to detail on each project
  • Ability to learn new technologies as needed to provide the best solutions to all stakeholders
  • Strong problem analysis skills to include the use of mathematical concepts to validate results
  • Strong analytical mind and business acumen
  • Ability to collect, organise, disseminate and present significant amounts of information
  • Ability to communicate complex IT information in simplified form depending on the target audience
  • Sound understanding of the principles of data architecture and data services
  • Solid knowledge of relational database design and administration
  • Knowledge of application development lifecycle and data access layers
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and organise
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Highly process orientated with great documentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills related to working with unstructured datasets
  • Ability to manipulate, process and extract value from large, disconnected datasets
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Solid understanding of database design principles
  • Ability to manage multiple database and application services in a highly complex integrated environment
  • Ability to maintain data integrity of databases


Academic qualifications and certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, engineering, information technology or relevant field
  • Relevant certification, such as MCSE DBA, oracles associate or equivalent
  • Relevant ITIL certification required


Experience required:

  • Proven experience working as a Database Administrator
  • Demonstrated experience with database backup and recovery best practices
  • Demonstrated experience running and creating health assessment reports
  • Demonstrated experience working with suppliers to deliver solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in Oracle Enterprise
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft SQL Server
  • Demonstrated experience managing databases

What will make you a good fit for the role?


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