Database Services Manager

Location
Cambridge, UK
Salary
£53,000 - £60,000
Posted
15 Dec 2018
Closes
15 Dec 2018
Ref
503333001
Category
IT, Internet
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Job Title: Database Services Manager

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £53,000 - £60,000

Location: Cambridge

What it's about

Are you an experienced Database Services Manager looking to lead a large team of DBAs and broaden your skills with other database technologies?

As Database Services Manager, your primary objective is to ensure Cambridge Assessment database infrastructure is continually developed, performant and secure. Working as part of and providing leadership to expert DBAs based in Cambridge UK, Manila and India you will have a strong customer service mind-set, leading a superior database functional service supporting technical teams based onshore and offshore.

As Database Services Manager you will be responsible for operating and supporting the full lifecycle of existing infrastructure, investigating and implementing new technology. Working closely with stakeholders at all levels is key as you will be using your skills and experience to lead on the delivery of our database technology strategy.

We automate everything we can and you will help to drive our efficiencies and automation initiatives further forward.

What you'll be doing
  • Collaborate with, lead, coach and mentor a team of DBAs skilled in Oracle, MS SQL Server, SQL Azure, AWS, SAP Hana, Hadoop, Postgres, MySQL and Interbase
  • Provide line management and personal development for the onshore technical DBA team
  • Help to build agile team processes that enable high throughput
  • Foster collaboration within and between teams
  • Lead database technology roadmaps - design, implement & administer databases and related platforms.
  • Provide collaboration and functional support to Operation, Development and other technical teams
  • Identify and address automation opportunities using scripting and 3rd party tools


What we're looking for

You will have a good understanding of the concepts of technology, but will be comfortable in delivering through the team. You will have a proactive attitude with the ability to provide the best service possible, be team focused and confident in the delegation and time management required to succeed in our challenging environment.

The successful candidate will need:
  • Demonstrable experience of leading, mentoring and motivating a technically focused team in an enterprise environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with stakeholder base
  • A methodical and logical approach to problem solving with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • In depth database administration knowledge of Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server including HA and DR experience (Certifications preferred)
  • DBA knowledge in SQL Azure, AWS, SAP Hana, Big Data or Open Source technologies would be a distinct advantage.
  • Database infrastructure project management skills
  • Significant automation skills
  • A good understanding of virtualisation technologies in relation to database configuration and performance.
  • Foundation level ITIL certification or comparable experience in an ITIL environment is essential


Who we are

Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches leads to innovation and creates an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 06/01/2019 and interviews will be held on the following week .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.

CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

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