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Senior Oracle Database Administrator

£58,000 per annum
Sports Direct

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Due to acquisitions and continued expansion, we invite applications for the position of Senior Oracle Database Administrator to support our internal systems.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design, development, administration, performance monitoring, reporting, and tuning of Oracle databases
  • Management and maintenance of back-ups & recovery procedures
  • Reviewing and tuning SQL and PL/SQL code
  • Security and access control and management of documentation
  • Liaise with development team in the full development life cycle of database applications
  • Assist in disaster recovery planning, testing and execution

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Oracle 12c with production support experience in a multi-project environment including performance and tuning with server configuration and tracing exposure
  • Maintenance, monitoring and performance tuning of validated Oracle production environments
  • As there will be involvement with SQL Server databases experience in this area is a strong advantage.
  • Adherence to good Database Design principles
  • Extensive PL/SQL development experience
  • Experience with Oracle recovery, Oracle Diagnostics and Tuning Packs
  • Experience with Unix/Linux in a environment
  • Good working knowledge of job scheduling and monitoring tools
  • Developed technical specifications, coordinate and conduct database design reviews
  • Keen troubleshooting and creative problem solving skills
  • Experience with Business Intelligence platforms and alternative DB technologies (eg NoSQL) is an advantage.
  • Experience hosting Oracle on Windows is an advantage
  • Understanding of SAN technologies is an advantage


  • 5+ minimum years’ experience managing production Oracle environments part of which must be in a large scale, 24/7 environment

Core Competencies

  • Strong Team Leadership
  • Forward/Analytical Thinking
  • Ability to work on own initiative and make decisions
  • Customer focused
  • Excellent Communications skills (both oral and written)
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a dynamic environment

We offer

  • Competitive salary package
  • High levels of autonomy and ownership
  • A blameless and delivery focused environment
  • Opportunities for experience in other areas.

If you believe you meet the above criteria and feel that this could be the role for you then APPLY NOW!

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