|Salary:||£39,748 to £44,166 (dependent on qualifications and experience) + a recruitment and retention allowance of up to £10,000 per annum (dependent on experience)|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||14th March 2023|
|Closes:||14th April 2023|
Benefits: 30 days holiday + 8 bank holidays + 2.5 privilege days + exceptional defined average salary pension + excellent work life balance
Location: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire
Full time/Part Time (minimum of 25 hours a week)
Come and do the kind of computing that got you into technology in the first place. Work with cutting-edge tech and world-leading scientists and engineers. And harness the power of some of the country's most advances supercomputers to tackle work that improves daily life in the UK and far beyond.
The Scientific Computing Department (SCD) provides large-scale computing facilities, data storage and infrastructure at both Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire. Made up of numerical analysis, scientific computing and computation groups, the expertise and intelligence SCD provides UKRI, underpins almost every key calculation across the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and beyond.
Due the growth of SCD we have a vacancy for a highly motivated Database Administrator to join the group. In this role you will be responsible for developing and operating professional database services supporting the work of STFC alongside taking an active role in advising on the architecture and technology strategy for the database services going forward, with an end goal of meeting the science facilities ever increasing needs for storing, searching and analysing their data.
Maintaining a professionally run database service to support mission critical services and applications
Support the full database/system management lifecycle (requirements, design, specification, install, maintenance, security patching, RMAN backups etc.) for Oracle RAC, PostgreSQL, Galera Cluster, MySQL, MongoDB etc.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate good communication skills, good organisational skills, and an analytical approach to problem solving. You’ll need to provide a share of on call support (systems can be supported remotely) and undertake some travel in the UK and overseas, e.g. to CERN, conferences when travel for meetings/conferences resumes.
Additional training and certification opportunities are also offered.
Experience with Oracle 19c in a production service environment, including Oracle RAC, installation, backup/restore, monitoring, performance tuning etc.
Experience with another database technology, e.g. MongoDB, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL
Knowledge of Unix/Linux.
Good communication skills, good organisational skills and an analytical approach to problem solving
You must take a reasonable share of the team’s on-call (24/7 support) responsibilities - services can be supported remotely.
We are offering a permanent position with a whole host of benefits including:
30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days).
Flexible working hours.
An excellent defined average salary pension scheme.
Employee shopping/travel discounts.
Excellent learning and development opportunities.
Relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.
We are committed to sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, to help us achieve the highest possible standards in our work and organisation together. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.
What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side? Join us and discover what's possible.
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