Job Description

We are seeking for a Database & Storage Administrator for our Pharma client in Dun Laoghaire for a 1 year contract with a possibility of rolling forward.

  • Database administration
    responsibilities include installation, upgrades and optimization, access
    control administration, backup/recovery, disaster recovery support, development
    and test environment support, documentation, recommend infrastructure and methodologies

  • Storage responsibilities will include the
    support of Enterprise NAS/SAN storage infrastructure that requires 24×7 uptime
  • Review/approve application and database design
    decisions to ensure that application solutions exhibit high levels of
    performance, security, scalability, maintainability, reliability upon deployment
  • Co-ordinate database administration functions
    for development, test and production environments
  • Investigate and resolve technical database
    issues. Participate in rotational 24×7 On-Call Support and assist/lead Root
    Cause Analysis reviews when applicable
  • Function as a technical project leader for less
    experienced personnel on a portfolio of databases, including installations and
    upgrades of DBMS software, backup/recovery strategies and high availability
  • Guide and plan implementation &
    configuration of Database software related services to support business
    requirements (OLTP, decision support, standby DB, replication) while keeping
    database security regulations, policies, and best practices in mind
  • Define logical attributes and data
    inter-relationships and design data structures to accommodate database
    implementation, storage, maintenance and accessibility to enhance performance
  • Develop and document standards, procedures, and
    work instructions that increase productivity for operations
  • Perform necessary security patch implementations
    to ensure ongoing database security
  • Good understanding of NAS storage operations,
    commands such as snapshot creation, restoration and be able to perform more
    advanced storage operations with guidance such as provisioning a new volume


Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree and 2 years of Information
Systems and Database Administration experience 

Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of Information
Systems and Database Administration experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Database Certifications and experience with
    Oracle and/or MS-SQL including RAC and Always on Availability technologies

  • Experience with Enterprise Storage, preferably
    NetApp & Dell Technologies, including Data Migration tools

  • Experience managing and administering Oracle
    Database and related services & monitoring systems

  • Previous experience leveraging various toolsets
    for Database Administration, Performance, Reporting and monitoring

  • Scripting and ITIL experience and managing
    regulated systems (preferably in Pharma sector)

  • Understanding of operating system tools for
    performance and troubleshooting issues

  • Working knowledge on NAS/SAN storage, Clustering
    and HA configurations