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Oracle DBA Job Description

Job Overview

The Oracle DBA is responsible for the 24/7 support of Oracle production database services to ensure the highest standards of availability, resilience, integrity, security and performance required by the business systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring availability and performance of the databases that support the system
  • Work with the team to ensure that the associated hardware resources allocated to the databases and to ensure high availability and optimum performance
  • To proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime
  • Responsible for providing trend analysis to the service management team to enable them to make informed decisions regarding resource management
  • Responsible for problem escalation to Oracle Development team and third parties as appropriate
  • Responsible for improvement and maintenance of the databases to include rollout and upgrades
  • Responsible for implementation and release of database changes as submitted by the development team

Skills / Attributes Required

  • Strong Oracle Database Administration experience
  • Experience of managing multiple RDBMS on large systems
  • Experience of working in a team that delivers a high availability service
  • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service
  • Experience of SQL Server is desirable
  • Oracle Certification, preferably OCP

Alternative Job Titles

Oracle Database Administrator

Typical Salary Range

£45,000 to £55,000