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Senior DBA

Location: Newcastle

Salary: £40,000 - £60,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 166903

NRG are working with a forward-thinking, dynamic organisation based in a great location within Newcastle City Centre. Our client work closely with students and higher education establishments to improve writing processes and student progress across 15,000 institutions within 140 countries. Due to growth and expansion they are looking to recruit a Senior DBA.


You will be responsible for the following:


Job Description

  • Solve data problems of scale and load with elegant solutions.

  • .Managing clusters of on-prem PostgreSQL databases

  • Managing AWS data resources

  • Assisting business unit with report queries

  • On call in a rotating shift


Required Qualifications: 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to work independently and perform under pressure

  • Good interpersonal skills / friendly and approachable

  • Deep Linux Experience

  • Configuration Management at scale with tools such as Chef, Puppet or Ansible

  • Strong SQL skills

  • Understanding of PostgreSQL best practices

  • Experience in PostgreSQL tuning and performance

  • AWS experience, including terraform

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience


Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 plus fantastic benefits including:


  • Competitive Salary/Commission 

  • Generous holiday allowance

  • Pension and Life Assurance scheme

  • Gym reimbursement

  • Free lunches

  • Flexible working

  • Opportunity to travel internationally