Pearson Senior Database Administrator in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Senior Database Administrator


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.

Pearson Lanka is seeking a Senior Database Administrator to play a crucial role within our database operations team. You will be a highly experienced technical professional with excellent installation, configuration and maintenance skills, primarily in SQL Server. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for performing SQL and backups and restorations as well as troubleshoot SQL related queries...

Based in Orion City, Colombo, you will evaluate and apply software/firmware upgrades and support packs as required to solve production problems and/or ensure compliance and system integrity.

We’re proud of our people - their drive, talent and enthusiasm. Here we work together to deliver exceptional outcomes that push the limits. We’re passionate about our mission to help others reach their full potential through learning and education and this passion demands we only hire the very best.


Selection Criteria:

  • Very good understanding of OOP, enterprise application development and agile development principles

  • Has experience in various stages of software development including development, performance-analysis, deployment and troubleshooting.

  • Very good understanding in JVM.

  • Working knowledge with Linux (Redhat/Ubuntu) and some experience in managing resources at OS level.

  • Hands on experience in shell scripting using Python (or similar scripting language)

  • Experience MongoDB, Cassandra or any NOSQL database systems is preferred, but not essential

  • Understanding in database systems and knowledge on high availability features such as replication and clustering is preferred

  • Is ready to learn multiple NOSQL technologies.

  • Is willing to work as a production DBA and support development efforts.

  • Very strong communication skills.

  • Is a self-learner

  • Good team player

Pearson’s corporate values are Brave; Imaginative; Decent andAccountable. It is crucial that these values resonate with you and you are ableto embody these values. You will be naturally positive, adaptable, proactive,organized and comfortable operating in a changing and ambiguous environment.

In exchange for your hard work you will be rewarded with acompetitive compensation package, potential eligibility for an annual bonus,supportive peers and management team, opportunities to participate in sportingand social events, career development, training programs and other benefits.Other benefits include transportation services, potential eligibility for PearsonShares (save for shares scheme), and OPD / Insurance / Medical.

Please apply by submittinga CV and cover letter and please note that only short-listed candidates will becontacted via phone.

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Sascon Bldg Orion City Sascon Building No. 752/5 Dr Danister De Silver Mawatha Colombo

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 17, 2017

Req ID: 1713307