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Database Administrator (M/F)

For one of our clients in the banking sector, we are currently recruiting a DBA.




In this role, you will design, install, administer and support multiple databases run by our business-critical applications;


Principal duties and responsibilities :

  • Provide database support and troubleshooting for a number of business-critical applications coupled to our database architecture (mainly Oracle);
  • Maintain optimal database performance by proposing database configuration/parameters according to application requirements and database infrastructure;
  • Proactively manage data volume evolution by implementing capacity planning measures;
  • Be the guardian of data security  by implementing and maintaining control access permissions/privileges and monitoring security-related logs;
  • Protect data integrity by developing, managing and testing database backup/restore and disaster recovery scenario;
  • Develop and maintain database-related documentation (including data standards, procedures and definition for the data dictionary);
  • Communicate with project and development teams to define database needs and constraints;
  • Analyze,  design and setup  new databases according to BAU and project-related needs;
  • Make sure databases constantly comply with existing regulatory and legal requirements, adapt and modify whenever necessary;
  • Be involved in the evolution of our database infrastructure in tight collaboration with our infrastructure provider;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in computer science or information systems;
  • Oracle Database certification is a must;
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar position, ideally in the banking or financial sector;
  • Hands-on knowledge of Oracle Database, PL/SQL; Oracle RAC; Oracle Exadata;
  • Previous experience providing IT support in a 24-hour operational environment preferred;
  • System analysis and design skills : knowledge of data flow diagrams, data dictionary techniques, CASE tools, entity-relation modeling and design techniques;
  • Data design skills : knowledge of database normalization theory, STAR schema design and data modeling techniques;
  • Physical disk storage skills : understanding of disk hardware architecture, RAID implementation, cache controllers and disk load balancing;
  • Data Security skills : understanding of relational database security including role-based security;
  • Backup and Recovery skills : knowledge of third-party backup software, proven real-world experience in implementing backup and recovery methods.


Personal Skills :

  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Positive Attitude and Customer Focus
  • Excellent Communication Skills in English and French (Verbal, Written, Interpersonal, Proactive listening)
  • Innovative thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work under stress and meet tight deadlines;
  • Effective time management;
  • Mentoring / teaching ; willingness to share knowledge;
  • Ability  to demonstrate proficiency with troubleshooting principles, methodologies and incident resolution techniques;
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends and holidays as required.


Technical environment :

  • Databases : Oracle DB, Oracle Exadata, Microsoft SQL;
  • Middleware : IBM WebSphere (WAS, MQ, ESB);
  • Programming and scripting : Oracle PL/SQL, Korn Shell, VB script, Python, Java;
  • Operating Systems : Linux RHEL, IBM AIX, Microsoft Windows, IBM z/OS;
  • Virtualisation : VMWare ESX, IBM PowerVC.

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