IT Oracle Database Administrator

34000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP34000 - GBP40000/annum
02 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Job Type
Contract Type
Job Purpose:
This role will be responsible for the support of the Database Infrastructure. In addition, the role will provide backup to the Windows Infrastructure Team.
This role is to be split between design, project work and BAU work to support the Database Infrastructure. The Database Infrastructure consists of several parts which make up the underlying architecture that many applications rely on to function. These applications include the Team centre/NX, DCS/VCS, Ease, Flags, any failure or disruption in any of these services could have a service impact which prevents other departments from doing their jobs as well as stop the manufacturing processes.
This is a role which will be part of a team responsible for ensuring the day to day management and maintenance of all Infrastructure System. Not only will the role provide the ongoing support to 'keep the lights on' it will also play a vital role in the planning and installation of new systems and services to meet the demands of new technology required by the business to support business critical projects.
Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
Responsible for the Specification, procurement, build, deployment, management, software updates, security updates & decommissioning of Databases.
Responsible for the design and maintenance of the MS-SQL and Oracle databases
Manage the replacement of the Database estate as versions expire
Maintain the asset register for all databases, data owners and dependent applications
Ensure that all databases which hold Personal Identifying information meet the requirements of the Data Protect Act and other relevant legislation.
Support the migration of Access Databases into MS-SQL
Support report extraction using ZAP, Cognos and other reporting tools
Review software costs as appropriate and ensure that the Company is achieving the best deal possible
Define system storage and plan future storage requirements for the database system
Enrolling users and maintaining system security
Ensuring compliance with the Oracle and Microsoft license agreement
Controlling and monitoring user access to the database
Monitoring the performance of the database
Planning for backup and recovery of database information
Maintaining archived data on tape
Backing up and restoring the database
Adhere to internal Change Control Process
Document & maintain all job related internal methods & processes
Document and maintain all relevant training material
Ensure compatibility of any proposed third party packages
Assist/develop an ongoing Visualisation strategy which will support the Company's present and future business needs
Provide input into departmental annual budget forecasting
Ensure that Database licence requirements are communicated

Qualifications & Experience:
Excellent working knowledge of MS-SQL databases at administration and configuration level
Excellent working knowledge of Oracle databases at administration and configuration level
MCSE Data Platform
MCSA Windows Server 2008/2012
Oracle Database Certified Professional
Perl, VB & Shell Scripting skills
Good project management skills and project planning experience
Bachelor Degree and/or extensive technical experience preferred
Excellent I.T and PC skills (Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)
Experience in compiling in-depth technical documentation and user guides
Ability to web search internally/externally for relevant information
Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and telephone
Strong presentation skills
Strong written skills
Must show a willingness to follow verbal or written instructions
Team/customer oriented, calm under pressure, reliable
Highly motivated with a desire to improve skills and progress the company
Keyboard skills required