Pearson Senior Database Design/Analysis/Administration Engineer in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Database Design/Analysis/Administration Engineer
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Database Administrator – Oracle / MySQL
The Database Administrator ensures maintaining the databases in good working order and performing tasks necessary to ensure continued growth and stability of the database.
Roles and responsibilities
Database Administration tasks.
Install and configure Oracle / MySQL Database server.
Monitor the Jobs and Alerts and carry out corrective tasks as required.
Perform backups and restores.
Configure and Monitor the Replications and corrective actions as required
Configure RAC , monitor and corrective actions as required
Applies updates and upgrades to production database / staging environments.
Monitoring existing installations and fine tuning for better performance
Closely work with the Development teams to play the role of trusted advisor on all Database related work.
Read requirement documents and Design Databases based on them and preparing ER diagrams
Writing Database code including stored procedures and triggers
Implement and Maintain the industry best practices
Optimize SQL queries and suggest alternative methods to enhance the efficiency.
Identify potential performance / security vulnerabilities and bad coding patterns and propose / implement solution to overcome those.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / IT
3 to 5 Years’ experience in Development / Database administration
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Key Technical Competencies
Depth knowledge in Oracle / MySQL DBA administration activities.
Proficient in OOP concepts
Proficient in SQL
Good Knowledge in writing Stored Procedures
Good Knowledge in relational database design
Proficient in Linux and shell scripting’s
Ability to be flexible and adapt to any given situation
Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently in a high stressed environment
Excellent customer service attitude, communication skills (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently and in a team based environment
Preference given to (OCP) Oracle certified professionals
RAC Expert (OCE) Oracle certified expert is added advantage
Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo
Organization: Technology & Operations
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Oct 18, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1813251
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.