Database Administrator

Company Details

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At Serco, we strive to promote and enable the diversity, development, wellbeing and safety of our people. We understand that healthier, happier employees go hand-in-hand with strong business performance, enhanced productivity and better outcomes for those we serve. We want everybody who works for Serco to have a positive experience and access to opportunities to develop in their chosen careers.

Serco Italy has a long history of providing Earth Observation operations, maintenance and front-end services to ESA. To provide continual service improvement, Serco has recently introduced a special focus on evolution and innovation, with the aim of supporting ESA in further evolving the services and products.

Does working in a Serco environment sound appealing to you?

We would love to hear from you and your interest in the new opportunity of Database Administrator in Frascati !

Role Responsibility

  • Perform and coordinate effective installation of databases/instances and properly configure hardware and software parameters on servers.
  • Administer databases, install new software releases, system upgrades, evaluate and install patches and resolve software related problems.
  • Perform database re-organizations as required to assist performance and ensure maximum up-time of the database.
  • Evaluate releases of Oracle, its tools, and third-party products to ensure that the hosted customer
  • Web site is running the products that are most appropriate..
  • Provide performance monitoring during all phases of the application development lifecycle and maintain the database efficiency during application operations.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of system hardware and software to meet present and future needs and provides trend analysis to the team.
  • Work with team to automate management tasks, streamline processes and perform standard administration functions as needed.
  • Evaluate access permissions and privileges. Implement and enforce security.
  • Plan, develop, manage and test DB backups and recovery plans.
  • Provide complete and thorough documentation. Plan and perform appropriate procedures, documentation, inventory assessment, and other procedures related to the RDBMS.
  • Provide reports and performance analysis of vital system parameters.
  • Report status and flags issues to Service Manager and to Customer representative.
  • Work on a multi-contract environment being able to identify priorities and organize activity planning

Successful Candidate
Technical skills:

  • Oracle RDBMS certification
  • Extensive knowledge of Oracle RDBMS and related management tools.
  • Extensive knowledge of Oracle High Availability configuration, administration and operation.
  • Extensive knowledge of MySQL RDBMS installation/administration and tuning.
  • Extensive knowledge of Postgres RDBMS installation/administration and tuning.
  • Extensive knowledge of MongoDB (NOSQL) installation/administration and tuning.
  • Extensive knowledge of DB administration in Datawarehouse environments.
  • Knowledge of Influx dB installation/administration and tuning.
  • SQL scripting, stored procedures, triggers, cursors and views.
  • Good understanding of ITIL practices.
  • Knowledge of High Availability installation/administration and tuning
  • Certifications in the relevant technologies are a strong asset.

Personal Skill:

  • Excellent written and oral command of English. Knowledge of Italian is not mandatory but would be an asset.
  • Capability of integration in an international/multicultural environment, rapid self-starting capability and experience in team working are mandatory.
  • Capacity of achieving schedule and milestones.
  • Capacity of working under pressure.

Knowledge & Experience

  • At least 3 years of work experience, in the field of duties, of which:
  • at least six (2) years proven Oracle database administration experience,
  • five (1) years proven experience of managing multiple RDBMS on complex systems, monitoring and tuning databases to provide a high availability service,
  • four (4) years of experience of SQL scripting, stored procedures, triggers, cursors and views,
  • Solid experience matured on Datacentre environments on storage and data management products, preferably NetApp based SAN/NAS technologies..
  • Strong experience in setting up Databases in Virtual environments both on Physical and Cloud Platforms.

Package Description
Joining Serco Italy’s amazing team offers:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Great career opportunities in the Space industry
  • Competitive Salary
  • Corporate Benefits Package
  • Exciting relocation package (if applicable)
  • Company events
  • International environment

About the Company
Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work – You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity – You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people – You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.

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