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.



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / IT

3 to 5 Years’ experience in Development / Database administration


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

Other Competencies

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

License/certifications required

Preference given to (OCP) Oracle certified professionals

RAC Expert (OCE) Oracle certified expert is added advantage

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Job: Technology

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.