Lead Database Administrator

Job title: Lead Database Administrator
Job type: Contract
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: IT
Expertise: Software Development
Salary type: daily
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Ireland
Job published: 15/09/2023
Job ID: 49933529

Job Description

GemPool is an IT recruitment agerncy and our client is one of the worlds leading reinsurance provider. They are looking for a Lead Database Administrator to join the team on a 6 month contract to help refactor functional domains - mono to microservices, work with customer DBAs and engineering teams to find the right solutions to customer issues and to define a path to get to smaller domain services.

6-month contract position
Daily Rate: €500-600

Primary Responsibilities:

- Guide and provide direction to Application Developers.
- Assist in crafting schema designs, conducting code reviews, and optimizing SQL queries.
- Maintain optimal database performance, ensuring swift query responses in a cloud-based setting.
- Manage database parameters to minimize downtime and enhance efficiency.
- Implement and execute maintenance plans to uphold database health and performance.
- Deliver proactive and reactive data management assistance, along with user training.
- Establish, enforce, and document database standards, procedures, and policies.
- Conduct thorough tests and assessments to guarantee data security, privacy, and integrity.
- Monitor database performance, enact modifications, and apply patches and updates.
- Devise strategies for High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) to ensure business continuity.
- Offer insights and suggestions for system enhancements.

Experience Required:

- Over a decade of professional experience in Database Administration/Engineering.
- Five years of hands-on involvement in administering, managing, and fine-tuning databases within a cloud environment featuring microservices.
- Proficiency in Oracle and either MySQL or Postgres; familiarity with DB/2 is advantageous.
- Exposure to NoSQL databases.
- Proven track record of successfully migrating data from on-premise environments to the cloud.
- Experience in decomposing a monolithic structure along with its associated database(s) into a collection of loosely interconnected services.
- Comprehensive understanding of data security, recovery, integrity, and SQL.
- Previous utilization of DBA case tools (both frontend and backend) as well as third-party tools.
- Aptitude for algorithmic thinking.


- Possession of a BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent practical software development background.

If interested call Cathal on 01 901 7820 or email your CV to cathal.mcaliskey@gempool.ie

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Cathal McAliskey