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Senior DBA

Location: UK - Hatfield | Job-ID: 86981 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Others


Senior DBA 


Location: Hatfield


An exciting opportunity has arisen within Group IS for an experienced Senior DBA within the GIS Databases function. The successful candidate will join a diverse, infrastructure team that manage multiple database environments. 


Roles & Responsibilities

The role is to join as a member of the GIS Databases team which supports all our internal database environments across the group on Oracle and SQL Server. The role’s main priority will be to manage our production environments proactively and there will be some element of working on projects.


            •             Proactively manage, maintain and monitor Oracle and SQLServer systems

            •             Diagnose the database system health regularly and troubleshoot any issues.

            •             Able to respond to different stakeholder's support requests

            •             Persistently seek innovative ways to improve DBA Team’s efficiency and quality.

            •             Provide technical expertise to the development teams by assisting developers with implementations and ongoing maintenance of the Database environments.

            •             Applicant must be fully responsible for managing all Oracle and SQL Server related Backups and Recovery scenarios and perform backup validation and restore tests.

            •             Support all production, development & test environments

            •             Capacity monitoring and forecast the growth of critical databases.

            •             Be available to work outside normal office hours, weekend and public holidays. Applicants will be expected to be on call after few months and respond according to agreed SLA’s.


The ideal candidate will be fast to learn our topology, have excellent communication skills both face to face and on the telephone, they will have the ability to assess and prioritise tasks without close supervision, with excellent problem solving skills. Effective and accurate documentation, with real-time updates to the various ticketing systems and projects tools is essential. The role includes providing rota based Out-Of-Hours Support for Major Incidents in a 3rd line capacity, which may include attending site in Hatfield, if the need/incident arises.


Key Requirements:

            •             Oracle 19c and 12c running on Windows Platforms

            •             SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 in standalone, failover clustering and Always on AG configuration

            •             SSAS, SSRS and SSIS configuration

            •             Extensive knowledge of the Oracle and SQL Server toolsets

            •             Good SQL & PL/SQL and T-SQL knowledge

            •             Performance Tuning expertise on both Oracle and SQL Server databases

            •             Good knowledge and working experience of RMAN

            •             Thorough understanding of High Availability and DR including working experience of Oracle FailSafe and SQL Server Always on Availability Group

            •             Experience of working within a controlled ITIL environment with good understanding of control processes & procedures.

            •             Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills

            •             Motivated team player with excellent organisational skills, triage and task prioritisation.



            •             Oracle Certification in 19c and 12c

            •             Microsoft Certifications

            •             ITIL Foundation or at minimum awareness

            •             Server Hardware predominantly HP


Current information for our applicants

Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £5.05 billion (2019). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


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