Senior Oracle E-Business Database Administrator Senior Oracle E-Business Database Administrator …

DWP Digital
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum + benefits
DWP Digital
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum + benefits
Senior Oracle E-Business Database Administrator, BPDTS Ltd: Up to £60,000

Senior Oracle E-Business Database Administrator, BPDTS Ltd: Up to £60,000, employer pension contributions of up to 10%, a performance related annual bonus and in-year rewards, and great work/life balance

BPDTS. Digital people.

  • Are you an Oracle DBA with recent Oracle E-Business (EBS) Solution and patching experience?
  • Do you thrive in a Live Support environment?
  • Are you ready to join us on our epic digital transformation journey?

We are looking for Senior Oracle E-Business Database Administrator with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) skills to join our BPDTS Ltd team. Here at BPDTS Ltd we're working with DWP Digital to reshape the digital landscape of UK government.

Our people are our biggest asset. We harness and develop their expertise so we can design, build and run secure and intuitive digital services used by 20 million UK citizens, often during critical times in their lives.

We work across one of the largest and most complex IT estates in Europe where we take on unique challenges using cutting-edge design, data and technologies and experiment, iterate and innovate as part of multi-disciplinary agile teams.

Our mission. Your purpose.

You will be involved in 2 key projects Central Payments Service (CPS) and Provider Referrals and Payments (PRaP) along with additional projects involving cloud service, automation and cloud based hosting. These services support one of the largest payments platforms in the UK, ensuring that millions of people get the access to the support and finances they need, when they need it.

The scale of our enterprise is enormous, and we manage an estate of over 800 databases. We support business critical databases, test environments, production, pre-production, disaster recovery, performing relational database management, even branching out into DevOps Cloud.

You're a pragmatic operator who'll love the stretch and scope of this role.

You'll have the opportunity to influence the design and build of environments, from proof of concept, to tuning, patching, and maintenance of databases.

You'll implement backup and recovery strategies, investigate and analyse incidents and ensure high availability and performance of production systems. You'll perform seamless repeatable cloning of production environments through shell scripting and mask data to facilitate progression of critical developments.

You'll be a hands-on lead for data migration projects and database server migrations and stage data, extract, transform and load (ETL) into pre-determined structures in Oracle.

You'll also mentor and supervise a high performing Oracle DBA team to improve team performance and standards, and implement trail-blazing process automation initiatives to optimise workflow and remove bottlenecks.

You'll join a network of Database Administrators who share, develop and build our bespoke knowledge management systems. There'll be lots of training and development opportunities, and chances to segue into other parts of our agile ecosystem (e.g Devops and SRE roles).

What skills and experience are we looking for?

You are a senior level Oracle DBA with proven Oracle E- Business Suite (EBS) experience. Ideally you have experience of AWS Solutions Architecture with a proven track record of delivering quality, sustainable, repeatable solutions on large IT projects

You have recent experience with Oracle Application server live monitoring, updating and process improvement. And you'll have previous experience of upgrades including implementation of E-Business Suite solutions and EBS patching (EBS 12.1, 12.2. or 12.2.9) and Oracle Database (12.1 -12c).

Essential skills and technical experience

  • Strong knowledge of managing large RDMBS systems
  • Oracle E-Business Suite in both a core / application DBA capacity
  • A good working knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Linux operating systems running on Oracle 12c
  • Patching and upgrading Oracle E-Business.
  • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database.
  • Ability to work proactively in a disciplined environment to meet challenging deadlines.
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of working in an IT Live Support environment, using ITIL processes
  • This role requires a mandatory minimum security check at BPSS level and you must be eligible for Security Clearance.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in building virtual multi-tenant databases within on a Linux virtual platform to include database upgrade and regular patching and maintenance.
  • Oracle Database 11g / 12c working knowledge
  • A good knowledge of Oracle GRID Infrastructure plus Oracle Enterprise Manager(OEM).

Where will you work?

BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital's community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs in your choice of Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield.

The team provides 24x7 on-call cover on a rota basis and the successful candidate would be expected to join the rota after an initial training period. Overtime and on-call allowance is paid.

Find out more about working in our hubs here: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/

We also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

What is our offer?

  • We'll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £60,000 per annum
  • You will be eligible for an Aviva Master Trust pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
  • We can offer you a performance-related annual bonus and in-year reward and recognition
  • We'll help you balance your life and work with flexible working and family friendly policies
  • We'll give you a generous leave allowance starting and 25 days and rising to 30, with the option to buy and sell extra days each year.
  • We'll help you work as you learn with access to coaching, training, structured development and career progression opportunities, as part of a dedicated community of practice.
  • We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package - including a cycle to work scheme, employee discounts, income protection, life assurance and lots more - which can be tailored to your lifestyle.

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