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Job description

Position Type :

Full time

Type Of Hire :

Experienced (relevant combo of work and education)

Education Desired :

Bachelor's Degree

Travel Percentage :

0%

About the team

The Worldwide Payment Gateway (WPG) DBA team has 6 x DBAs located in our Cambridge and India offices and is part of the wider WPG support team of 46 x engineers. We employ Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practices to consistently improve the stability and reliability of our eCommerce platform and its underpinning databases. There is a great collaboration spirit in the team as we continually mentor and cross train each other to ensure everyone succeeds.

What you will be doing

  • You will be managing and maintaining the Oracle database environments across test and production

  • You will proactively identify and implement improvements to help our operational duties

  • You will partake in the team 24/7 on-call function on a rotating basis

  • You will provide QA validation for database designs and code written by developers

  • Identify improvements and close gaps on our team knowledge base repository. Where applicable maintain and update our database standards documentation

  • You will help set up new database environments for our dev/test colleagues

  • You will be involved in troubleshooting and investigation production system problems

Other Significant Role Requirements:

  • A flexible approach is necessary for the role as determined by production issues

  • You must be pro-active, show initiative and be a self-starter

  • Excellent communication skills are essential, to gather and impart information effectively within the department and to the wider business

  • “Can do” attitude and a sense of responsibility for the wider implications of software engineering

  • Flexible approach to working hours to ensure project deadlines are achieved

  • Problem solving skills

What you bring:

3+ years of experience in a working environment with:

  • Oracle Database 12c+

  • Database performance tuning.

  • Oracle Golden Gate (desirable)

  • Oracle RAC, RMAN, Data Guard, ASM and Grid Control

  • UNIX (Solaris and/or Linux)

  • SQL & PL/SQL development skills

  • UNIX shell scripting.

  • Proven experience in the support of Oracle databases in financial services

  • Experience of complex online applications and/or the finance industry

  • Demonstrable track record in delivering work to schedule and specification

  • Experience of database design in large database systems

  • Good knowledge of database security and auditing, along with exposure to PCI-DSS

  • Experience of highly available complex online systems.

  • Design/develop and test small-medium technical changes with little or no supervision to ensure systems are reliable and fit for purpose

  • Create technical documentation related to a specific area in order to assist record keeping and share knowledge with others

  • Mentor more junior staff to help with their technical development and ensure quality outputs

  • Carry out investigations and analyses into relatively complex problems in order to provide solutions for the business

  • Liaise and develop relationships with internal and external parties to understand their requirements and develop a consistent approach

  • Develop, design and provide suggestions for improvement to technical platforms or working practices, producing several options for a problem/change and justifying recommendation for optimal solution in order to met business requirements

  • Deliver medium sized projects and review work of more junior staff on small scale projects to support technology initiatives and deliver to time and budget

Added bonus if you have:

  • Oracle Golden Gate

  • Advanced level of technical qualifications (or equivalent experience)

  • Good written and verbal communication skills; ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences

  • Analytical skills and ability to identify issues and business risk

  • Proven track record of providing technical solutions

  • Experience of working across several platforms

  • Experience of leading and delivering technical projects

  • ITIL familiarisation

What we offer you

  • A multifaceted job with a high degree of responsibility and a broad spectrum of opportunities

  • The chance to work on some of the most challenging, relevant issues in financial services & technology

  • A work environment built on collaboration, flexibility and respect

  • Varied and challenging work to help you grow your technical skillset

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