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Senior Database Administrator

Wroclaw, Dolnośląskie, Poland

About us

At Aptitude we love complexity.

We immerse ourselves in the intricacies of finance digitization, subscription management, compliance, and revenue management which gives us the power to make a real impact. Once we understand how an organization works, we can implement software solutions that provide the clarity, confidence, and control they need to drive growth and achieve their ambitions.

Aptitude has served the offices of finance for over 20 years, delivering financial control and insights to empower our clients to achieve their strategies and ambitions. We are currently serving over 75 CFOs whose organisations generate a combined revenue of over $1 Trillion.

We are proud of our growing team of smart, motivated and passionate people, and believe diverse experiences and perspectives build stronger teams and better solutions.

Headquartered in London, we have seven office locations around the world with clients across four continents.

What you'll do and what we offer

The key responsibilities are:

  • Ensure availability and security of RDS databases for Modular Account Solution SaaS clients
  • Maintain and optimize Oracle database configuration, storage, and archival with a critical focus on performance management and cost savings
  • Performance analysis & process tunning in partnership with our development and architecture teams
  • Oracle database monitoring, manage user access, and support ticket resolution and reporting
  • Ensure adherence to controls and security in all lifecycle phases by acting as a key point of contact in Aptitude MAS Cloud Service squad
  • Maintain technical documentation to ensure consistency across Modular Account Solution products

Key challenges:

  • provision, configure, maintain, and support single/multi-tenanted Enterprise Edition databases utilized by our applications and solutions in Aptitude Cloud Service environments running on AWS/Azure
  • own, manage, automate Oracle database backup, cloning, and disaster recovery events & procedures
  • actively develop automated provisioning and configuration processes

We’ll also offer you a competitive salary plus profit-related bonus scheme, as well as the following benefits:

  • Profit-related bonus
  • Private healthcare
  • Life and disability insurance
  • ShareSave scheme – ability to purchase company shares on preferential terms
  • English language lessons during working hours
  • Flexible working conditions and hybrid work model

What we're looking for

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, attributes & experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in Oracle database administration as a DBA
  • “Can do” attitude with a good sense of humor
  • Team work spirit with a basic knowledge of agile methodology (kanban)
  • Experience managing live production databases at an enterprise and/or SaaS level
  • Good knowledge of both database and program code performance tuning, understanding
    execution plans, use of statistics
  • Strong SQL/PL SQL experience
  • Knowledge of Linux and scripting (shell, Python)
  • Experience operating Oracle databases in a public cloud
  • Flexibility in working hours to accommodate cross time zone collaboration and customer specific release windows
  • Educated to degree level or higher, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline
  • Very good spoken and written English

Advantageous Skills:

  • Experience with cloud technologies, specifically AWS
  • Experience with AWS Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration/Delivery tools and processes
  • Knowledge of financial accounting principles will be a big plus

How to apply

Please click on the ‘Apply now’ button below, including your CV/resume and any other relevant information that will help us get to know you better.

Diversity and Inclusion

If you’re interested in working at Aptitude, but don’t feel you meet every single requirement of the role, we’d still like to hear from you!  A diverse workforce is an essential part of our culture, and we’re dedicated to ensuring that our staff can show up as their authentic self – safe in the knowledge that their differences will be embraced and respected by all. We’re strong advocates of supporting applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds which include different ages, genders, ethnicities, physical abilities and sexual orientation, and we work hard to build the confidence of our workforce through inclusivity, equity and ongoing training. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement, we’d encourage you to apply anyway. You might be just the candidate we’ve been looking for, whether it’s for this role or another.

Senior Database Administrator

Wroclaw, Dolnośląskie, Poland

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