Database Administrator

£40000 - £50000 per annum
15 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Steve Balfour-Ackroyd
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type

Database Administrator for an operating unit, responsible for ensuring the integrity of all the databases within the system. The Database Administrator maintains the internal database of the system as well as the individual applications. The Database Administrator works closely with the System Administrator to carry out and sustain system-wide backups and restores.

Database Administrator - 2 ½ Year Fixed Term Contract - Norfolk - Great Salary!

The Database Administrator will provide maintenance of databases to include the following:

  • Backups
  • Disaster recovery
  • Database support (status checks, Oracle critical patch updates)

Key Skills:

  • Certified in Security+
  • Demonstrated database administration skills, to include:
    • Experience with importing large data volumes and managing large Oracle and SQLServer databases, be able to execute and troubleshoot database SQL scripts and report/correct finding and issues to the development team
    • Database backups for Disaster Recovery preparation and maintenance on the Oracle databases
    • Scripts to perform Level 0 and delta (Level 1) backups, full logical export of all database data that collects snapshots of parameter files and checks database for logical and physical corruption
    • Database restoration for disaster recovery from most current backups
    • Status check scripts to troubleshoot database issues by pulling status of every database on the server, status of the database listener, and provide database system file tampering notification
    • Manually install Oracle Critical Patch Updates
    • Reviewing V$ tables and DBA views for any issues that may arise
    • Locate user session data via the command line
    • Performance tuning utilizing SQL commands (without using Oracle Enterprise Manager)
    • Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) experience for backup and recovery to include hot and cold backups
    • Understanding of SQL/PL-SQL language and be able to execute.
  • Demonstrated system administration skills, to include:
    • Setting up configuring and troubleshooting all aspects that make up Storage Area Network (SAN) Fabric architecture (Zoning, logical unit number (LUN) Masking, and host bus adapter (HBA) Hardware
    • Setting up configuring and troubleshooting all aspects that make up Internet Protocol (IP) Switch Fabric architecture (Routing, Fail Over, etc.), Working knowledge of Networked Attached Storage (NAS) and supported protocols
    • Engineering skills required for maintaining Enterprise Server Racks
    • Strong Working knowledge of SSL/VPN security architecture with integration into multi-layered Firewall architecture
    • Ability to work with EMC storage configuration tools (Navisphere, Visual SAN, Fabric Manager)
    • Performing System Virtual Volume Imaging and Recovery, Disk to Disk/DR and Disk to Tape
  • COTS/developed software skills
  • Software Engineering background and experience
  • Integration & Test experience
  • Completed SSBI within the last 5 years

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to create presentation material for Base Leadership (e.g. Officers and management)
  • Proficiency in all MS Office applications
  • COTS/developed software skills
  • Software Engineering background and experience
  • Integration & Test experience

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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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Job Role: Database Administrator

Location: Norfolk

Type: Fixed Term Contract

Duration: 2 ½ Years

Salary/Rate: Great Salary!

Start Date: ASAP

Clearance: DV Clearance

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