• Office Location: 120 Coombe Lane Raynes Park London, SW20 0BA
  • Office Name: Head Office - Raynes Park
  • Salary: £Neg - £Neg
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 446638

Oracle Unix Systems Administrator

Experienced Oracle DBA with Linux Administration skills required for the Reed Specialist Recruitment IT Enterprise Systems Team, based in Raynes Park, South West London.

Building upon its extensive experience in the Recruitment market place, REED aims to maintain its market leading position through the innovative use of technology to drive both productivity gains and open up new market opportunities. Technology will power these ambitions through scalable and adaptable solutions that can be delivered faster to market, in a mobile first model, to better meet the changing and diverse needs of its customers.   

REED is currently going through a programme of Digital Transformation across its entire IT estate that will radically transform the way in which the organisation delivers its IT Services.   

We are therefore looking for an experienced dynamic, and enthusiastic Oracle DBA with at least 3 years production database support experience to join its in-house IT team to both shape and deliver the technology solutions which will drive our business forwards.   

The responsibilities will be for the general maintenance, patching and tuning of our Oracle Databases and associated application environments, which are predominantly Tomcat based, and as such diagnosing Tomcat and JVM related issues are beneficial skills.   

The successful candidate will have knowledge of SQL tuning and able to assist our developers as and when required with best practice and general advice.  

The role includes the maintenance of the Linux Operating System used, and from this perspective, bash scripting skills are important as well as any configuration management experience.   

The role entails responsibility for projects through the whole cycle from dev to live.  

You will be expected to be proactive in working with the existing team in supporting the 24×7 infrastructure on a day to day basis. You will be involved in looking at ways to improve methods, procedures, and systems design. You will be self-motivated, be able to work as either part of a team or individually, sharing workload as appropriate. You will be keen to learn new technologies and products as part of the role by investigations and self learning. Problem solving skills are essential, along with the ability to create clear and concise documentation as an integral part of the role.  

As Reed extends its transformation to a cloud first model, although not a prerequisite, knowledge of Cloud Infrastructure and DevOps skills will be a distinct advantage to the successful candidate.  

The successful candidate must be able to pass a DBC check. Out of normal office hours work is a requirement at times, as well as providing out of hours Oncall support on a team rota basis. 

Key Skills: 

  • 3 years Production Environment, 
  • Oracle Database 12.1 installation & patching, preferably 12.2/18c/19c. 
  • Strong Systems Tuning, 
  • Database security, 
  • Linux Administration (Enterprise Linux 7) 
  • Shell Scripting,  
  • Backup, Recovery, Capacity management, 
  • Monitoring, 
  • Tomcat / JVMs.  

Advantage: Experience in any of the following: 

  • Systems Hardening (security), 
  • Networking / Load Balancing technologies, 
  • DevOps, 
  • Jenkins, 
  • Enterprise Service Bus, 
  • ITIL / Servicenow, 
  • VMWare, 
  • Azure, Oracle Cloud, 
  • Puppet or similar, 
  • Git/SVN, 
  • o365 / MS Teams webhooks etc 
  • Oracle Applications 12i (Financials, HR, Payroll, Self Service),  
  • Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, 
  • NetApp Filers, 
  • Hardware Setup/Configuration, 
  • Blade Server Infrastructure. 

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