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IT Applications Database Administrator

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/02/2014
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The Company:
Our Client uses its pioneering spirit to responsibly deliver energy to the world. This purpose transcends all of the clients operations. The Company conducts its business to return maximum value to shareholders while utilizing a wealth of knowledge and resources from its employees and acting responsibly in all communities in which it operates. With more than 30,000 employees, our Client works worldwide to consistently deliver top performance, value and to maintain the company’s global market

The Role:
Accountabilities and End Results:
The IT Applications Database Administrator is accountable for the support and management of critical databases within the Upstream UK Business Unit. The majority of systems supported are used for hydrocarbon accounting, production management and reporting, and field data capture and storage, however, support and management of other business applications is also required. This role is also accountable to the IT global function for advocacy of the IT policies, strategies and practices. Finally, the IT Applications Database Administrator is accountable to the UK E & P IT Organization to contribute to application portfolio management. The ‘End Result’ is to ensure an effectively supported and managed application suite of tools that meet the business requirements.

Primary Functions:
• Providing Oracle and SQL Server database design and tuning
• Data modelling and design
• SQL tuning and monitoring to ensure system performance
• Schema creation and management
• Define capacity and growth requirements
• Participate as part of a global functional DBA team.
• Using Company change management processes to prevent production disruptions and outages
• Researching and recommending solutions that best meet business needs and Enterprise operational requirements
• Assisting in evaluating new technology to meet business needs.
• Work with the various disciplines of IT to ensure services meet business needs
• Work with 3rd party vendors to ensure services meet business requirements
• Provide out of hours support via an on-call rota
• Governance and management of production database views
• Assistance in the management of production data

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Computing Science degree, B.Sc. or M.Sc. or comparable education. Non-computing education may be compensated with documented relevant experience of working in similar role for a production / operations facing IT organisation
• Three or more years of direct DBA experience
• Five or more years of direct IT experience providing database support or application programming
• Strong communications and networking skills
• Highly developed influencing and interpersonal skills
• Highly motivated, self reliant, problem solver
• Enthusiastic with a questioning and challenging attitude
• Analytical, planning and organisation competency
• Trouble Shooting Skills
• Ability to make rational decisions under pressure
• Exposure to SAP, PI, Energy Components, Business Objects, SAP BI
• Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a highly available service
• Experience in the design and management of database schemas.
• Experience with SQL tuning and performance a

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Applications support experience
• Proficiency with database design methodologies.
• Experience with data warehousing design and development tools and architecture Exposure to administration of Unix/Linux and/or Windows servers
• Excel skills
• Data Modelling
• Oil and Gas experience
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