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Senior DBA

Ref: 77980

  • 45,000-65,000
  • 27 Sep 2022
  • Dublin (South)
  • Permanent

Your Role

The role of the Senior Database Administrator is to provide expert knowledge and guidance to the database administration team within Cloud Operations. In this role, you join a team of highly skilled database and Automation Engineers responsible for the end-to-end ownership and automated delivery of public cloud services. The senior Database Engineer will be responsible for enabling and maximizing our ability to exploit cloud databases for business benefits through Infrastructure as Code, while ensuring customer satisfaction and cost-effectiveness, operational integrity, and adherence to relevant industry best practices. You will be provided with guidance and training to facilitate your development within this role.

As a Senior Database Administrator you will:

  • Provide guidance to the Cloud Operations team and customers on best practice database Operations in public cloud.
  • As part of the Cloud Operations Team, the Database Administrator’s primary focus is the delivery of cloud-related database services and products to internal customers.
  • They are responsible for providing end-to-end database support for cloud services through monitoring, incident response, and incident resolution for the Public and Private Cloud Platform environments. They also support incidents affecting hosted database workloads by providing these services to the owning teams who are customers of the database Platforms, in a timely manner.
  • They monitor the databases to ensure availability, reliability, security, and performance, responding to incidents and escalating them to the appropriate teams as required to ensure SLAs are met.
  • They follow incident, change, release, and problem management processes. Participating and driving root cause analysis on incidents to ensure issues around and acted upon in a timely manner, using those processes to continually seek to improve the stability of the environment for all customers.
  • They are experts in observability, responsible for centralised database platform monitoring and alerting tooling, setting the direction, and enabling greater observability for all.
  • They seek to use automation to remove repetitive tasks, developing Runbooks and Playbooks for use across the organisation. They are the experts in database operations in cloud environments, using that expertise to support development teams in taking on more database operations responsibilities and driving DevOps practices to enable the company to efficiently scale cloud database workloads.

Your Skills And Experience

As a Senior Database Administrator your skills and qualifications will include:

  • Industry Certification in one or more database engines such as MS SQL, Oracle, DB2, PostgreSQL, and Aurora.
  • Knowledge of AWS RDS with associated certifications.
  • Proficient in the automation of repeatable tasks using appropriate scripting.
  • Experience in automated testing supporting operational readiness checks.
  • Experience of running production relational database services in public Cloud


For a confidential and discreet conversation to understand more about this Technology job, please contact John Howe on +353 1 592 7868 or email