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Senior Database Administrator


Are you a Senior Database Administrator looking to join a rapidly growing Consultancy? Then read on.....

  • Perth CBD Location
  • Flexible hours and WFH options
  • Company Benefits

The primary purpose of the Senior Database Administrator Role is to provide the organisation with an efficient, functional and stable database environment across multiple platforms including on-prem Exadata, MS Windows, and Azure clouds. This includes diagnosis, resolution, root cause analysis of issues and identify and document problem workarounds and provide support for scheduled release upgrades and deployments. You will ensure that the Database Administration practice follows the Information and data security policies.
You must have previous experience supporting large complex application environments.  Experience supporting multiple large databases on Oracle RDBMS running on Exadata platform is essential. You should have the potential to understand and apply new and emerging technology in Database Services including Cloud computing, HA, DR, backup and Recovery
Key Accountability and main responsibilities
Strategic Focus
  • Identify, own and deliver new initiatives in the project  
  • Identify, collect requirements, develop workflows to automate DBA processes 
  • Analyse, develop and implement process to secure, reduce downtime and optimise Database performance 
Operational Management
  • Backup & Recovery of databases
  • Maintain procedures to reduce downtime and performance degradation;
  • Perform Database performance assessment and optimisation.
  • Ensure adequate capacity for database and file growth 
  • Provide recommendations on systems configuration and operational infrastructure as required by management.
  • Adopt and apply best practice approaches for the operating environment.
  • Effective monitoring, system status alerts and escalation where appropriate.
  • Raise change controls or defects as required.
  • Configuration and fine tuning of the databases, queries & reports.
  • Allocating system storage and planning future storage requirements for the database systems.
  • Modifying the database structure, as necessary, from information given by application developers and the business.  (ie new tables, columns etc)
  • User access creation, monitoring and maintenance of system security.
  • Support both production and non-production environments.
  • Develop and Maintain Documentation related to Standard Operations Procedures
  • Contribute to improve efficiency of IT Operations process and procedure 
  • Provide system and environment related KPIs as required
  • Ensure that established procedures and standards are adhered to 
  • Assist to scope system change requirements
  • Provide effective support and minimise downtime to the business by liaising with developers, back-end support, database administrators and vendors
  • Collaborate with other team members to improve the overall performance delivered to customers
Governance & Risk
  • Manage and resolve Information Security Corrective actions
  • Develop and Maintain Documentation related to Standard Operations Procedures
  • Raising security issues and breaches to Manager
  • Report to Management of any issues that may impact the Business
  • Monitoring service levels for Incidents and Requests and implementing improvement programs to achieve objectives.
  • Maintain awareness and champion ITIL best practices
  • Adhere to all Link Groups standards, policies and procedures 
Experience & Personal Attributes
  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science preferred
  • Over 5 Years’ experience in supporting large complex 24x7 application environments in financial services industry
  • Experience in Supporting multiple Database Environments
  • Sound Knowledge of Oracle RDBMS and SQL problem solving and scripting is essential.
  • Strong working experience in Oracle Exadata Database Machine. 
  • Experience with Oracle RAC, Oracle ASM, Dataguard and Oracle Enterprise manager
  • Experience in PL/SQL programming, data analysis and design 
  • Experience with High Availability and Disaster Recovery process
  • Experience with Performance tuning, performance analysis and resolution.
  • High level of problem-solving skills to handle complex software and interface support issues
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and be accountable for service provided
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office Products and PorwerBI
  • Good documentation skills
  • Effective oral and written communications skills
  • Competency across a blend of operating systems such as Windows and Linux 
  • Background in financial services and securities industry such as Registry, Broking, Exchange, Superannuation or Trading.
  • Experience in other RDBMS streams like PostgreSQL, MySQL, Ingress, SQL Server
  • Analytical and Systematic approach to work
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Pleasant and helpful personality
Empired is an Australian-owned and headquartered digital services provider with the breadth and depth to enable mid to large sized enterprises to tap into tomorrow’s advantage today.
Empired helps organisations across Australasia to transform, thrive and stay relevant as digital businesses in an ever-changing world. Using technology as the enabler, we assist businesses to engage customers, increase efficiency, improve productivity and achieve competitive advantage.

Empired and Intergen are committed to considering all applications for employment from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race or skin colour, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, family or carer’s responsibility, pregnancy, religion or political opinion, or national origin
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