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Location: Durham Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £30000 - £40000
Sector: IT Support  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 01/24/2020
Database Administration Ronald James Group 2019-02-19

Database Administrator (DBA) for our client's Core Banking platform, you will provide hands on capability to both Release and Technically Support the Middle Tier Database’s and sub-components of their Core Banking solution in a 24/7 operational landscape. 

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

DBA Support

  • Provide DBA support to cover the banking platform databases, not limited to but including: Patching, Component Release and Configuration, Performance Monitoring, Tuning, Security, High Availability
  • 2nd and 3rd tier support of Core banking applications, databases & services
  • Work with the Service Delivery Teams to support incident, problem and defect management activities
  • Provide support for their Core Banking Components (including but not limited to API/ESB platform, Database(s), Identity Access Management, and banking sub-systems)
  • Handle service availability issues and drive problem resolution

Service Management

  • Lead knowledge transfer from Dev builds during technical transition of new Core Banking Services into the Production environment
  • Assist with creation of/maintenance of Knowledge Articles to support the function

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Time-to-fix/Resolution times
  • Ensure High Service Availability
  • Handle Service Availability via monitoring
  • Incident triage and technical handover of issues to development team(s)
  • SLA Adherence
  • Vendor Management (technical) 

Essential Capabilities/Experience (IQ)

  • At least 3 years’ experience of working in a hands-on DBA support role alongside handing off issues to internal development staff and third-party support function(s) where required
  • Proven experience installing, administering and maintaining MS SQL Server including tuning, optimisation and security
  • 2 years’ experience supporting High availability solutions including Clustering, Mirroring and Log Shipping in a Cloud based environment utilising CI/CD tools
  • Experience of NoSQL and Postgress databases
  • Ability to identify and technically interpret issues to route cause via Log Files and Logging Platform Analysis
  • Working knowledge of Web Services and associated architectures/technologies, RESTful APIs, API Platform(s), ESB Platform(s), API Security Concepts
  • Knowledge of Linux RHEL commands to facilitate service management/restoration of service, and analysis

Desired Capabilities/Experience (IQ)

  • Experience supporting MongoDB, Cassandra and Kafka
  • Knowledge of network infrastructure concepts (including network components, network security, load balancing)
  • Experience of managing 3rd parties
  • Working knowledge of supporting cloud based/hosted applications
  • Financial Services or Regulated Environment Experience
  • Knowledge of Development Language(s), ideally Java, Python or C-Like Language(s)
  • Deep understanding of Systems Architecture


  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Phenomenal starting salary
  • Opportunity for progression

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