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Senior Oracle DBA - job post

Veesupportservices Ltd
Preston PR1Hybrid work
£22.81 an hour - Temporary contract

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  • Company pension
  • Work from home

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"DBA role must have experience of this: Oracle estate (databases, Weblogic, forms, reports) into the Oracle Cloud (also known as Oracle OCI)"

LCC are searching for a Senior Oracle Database Administrator
Pay rate is Grade 10 £43,421-£47,420
This role is a hybrid role mainly working from home. Candidate will need to attend County Hall, Preston for approx 3 days a week initially
This role is for approx 6 months
Hours per week are 37
Closing date for CVs is 5pm on 5/4
Interviews to take place the following week.
Start date is 15/4

Your role will give you opportunities to:

  • contribute to the ongoing development of the OCI platform
  • provide support to in-house DBA Team
  • ensure delivery of best-practice across the existing Oracle services


We are looking for an experienced Oracle OCI Database Administrator to contribute to the support and continuing development of the OCI platform.

You will have detailed knowledge of managing, monitoring and maintaining databases within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, patching and upgrades as well as backup and recovery, cloning and maximum availability.

Over and above you will have experience of

  • Cloud Administration including developing, testing and implementing backup and recovery plans including high availability across sites
  • Implementing robust OCI database security measures
  • Troubleshooting database-related issues in OCI
  • Supporting experienced in-house DBAs in the delivery of ongoing workloads

This role is for candidates who have proven experience as an Oracle DBA, with expertise both on-premises and OCI, effective communication and collaboration skills as well as experience in OCI database security, performance tuning and monitoring

The role

  • contribute and deliver against strategic initiatives of both the Digital Service and LCC through the delivery of small to large scale projects, meeting challenging deadlines.
  • provide Oracle database administration expertise.
  • software installation, patching and upgrades, backup, recovery and ensuring maximum service availability of the database estate.
  • security, hardening, compliance, risk and capacity management of the database estate on the OCI platform.
  • undertake performance diagnostics & tuning.
  • work closely with the Principal Engineer/Designer for databases and the project management community to ensure delivery of agreed solutions and maintenance of existing services.
  • work closely with the Principal Engineer/Designer ensuring that strategic initiatives are delivered, and best practice standards are embedded within the design process.
  • drive efficiencies and cost-savings through continuous improvement of people, process and technology.
  • ensure that customer aspirations & requirements are the driving force behind everything we do.
  • represent the Digital Service at all levels and attend customer meetings.

About you

  • in-depth knowledge of Oracle Database (version 19c Enterprise Edition) and associated technologies on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • Substantial experience of designing and implementing highly available, performant and secure database solutions that are aligned to availability and disaster recovery strategies.
  • Experience of management tools, utilising OCI event and monitoring service, database system monitoring (OEM), administration, compliance and capacity planning
  • Experience of Data Guard
  • Experience of Oracle upgrades and database migrations. Experience of Linux operating system and Oracle RU patching in OCI.
  • Oracle Forms and Reports

Job Type: Temporary contract
Contract length: 3 months

Salary: £22.81 per hour

Expected hours: 37 per week


  • Company pension
  • Work from home


  • Oracle estate(DB, Weblogic, forms, reports) into OracleCloud: 1 year (required)


  • Oracle cloud Certification (required)

Work Location: In person

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