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SQL Server / Oracle DBA

Job Title: SQL Server / Oracle DBA
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £270 - £275 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3 Months
REF: 12889/001
Contact Name: Eric Wright
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

SQL / Oracle / Database / Configuration / Troubleshoot / Backup / Upgrades

SQL/Oracle DBA / Dev required in Manchester ...

The role holder will:

  • Be a database technical expert in the ICT Database Team, providing operational support for 1000+ SQL Server, Ingres and Oracle databases.
  • Be part of a multi-millon pound transformation programme, including work to upgrade and consolidate databases on the latest supported versions.
  • Install and configure database instances in line with industry best practice.
  • Develop, document and maintain policies and procedures for database administration.
  • Implement policies, procedures and technologies to ensure databases are secure, through secure system access, monitoring, control, and routine security evaluations.
  • Recommend changes to optimise database deployments, configuration or maintenance.
  • Work closely with other ICT Service Operations and Project teams to implement solutions to meet corporate objectives.
  • Perform tasks necessary to fulfil service level agreements with end users.
  • Cascade knowledge and perform skills transfer to other members of the Database Team.

Skills and Experience Essential

  • Experience of managing and administering SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008R2 and 2012 including:

Installation and configuration Backup and recovery Capacity and availability management Performance tuning and troubleshooting

  • Experience of managing and administering Oracle 9i, 10g, 11g and 12c

Installation and configuration Backup and recovery using RMAN Capacity and availability management Performance tuning and troubleshooting

  • Experience of SQL Server upgrades and migrations
  • Experience of Oracle upgrades and migrations
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict timescales whilst managing competing workloads
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate system and process documentation
  • Experience of managing databases in a virtual server environment


  • Experience of implementing SQL Server Always On Availability Groups and Oracle Data Guard
  • Experience of using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager for monitoring database availability and performance
  • Experience of installing and configuring SQL Server Analysis Services, Integration Services and Reporting Services
  • Experience of managing Ingres databases
  • Knowledge and experience of Windows, Unix or Linux Operating Systems
  • Knowledge of VMware 5x
  • Experience of working in the Public Sector
  • Understanding and experience in application support and knowledge of how database platform supports successful application delivery
  • Understanding of SQL Server and Oracle licensing rules and experience of contributing to license reviews and consolidation

Please forward your CV for immediate consideration.