Senior Database Administrator

The University of Adelaide
May 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:$106,561 - $119,550
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(HEO8) $106,561 - $119,550 plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Full time, continuing opportunity

Join Our Team as a Senior Database Administrator

Are you ready to make a significant impact within a prestigious institution? We're seeking a Senior Database Administrator to join the Information Technology and Digital Services Branch at the University of Adelaide. As a key member of our team, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of our enterprise database platforms, contributing to the university's mission of excellence in research and teaching.

As a Senior Database Administrator, you'll be responsible for the installation, configuration, and maintenance of our corporate Oracle, MySQL/MariaDB database platforms, ensuring they meet the evolving needs of our university community. You'll have the opportunity to apply your expert knowledge to implement innovative solutions and provide strategic support to key stakeholders. This role offers a dynamic environment where you'll collaborate with internal and external partners, contribute to continuous improvement initiatives, and drive the use of emerging technologies to enhance our online applications.

You'll be part of a dedicated team committed to promoting integrity, respect, and excellence in all endeavours. Your role will involve managing diverse stakeholders, troubleshooting system issues, and participating in projects to deliver quality solutions. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, along with the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment. If you're passionate about leveraging technology to support teaching, research, and operational excellence, this is the role for you.

To be successful you will need:

  • Extensive experience in designing, installing, and managing large corporate databases.
  • Extensive experience implementing and maintaining database security and access controls to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data assets.
  • Extensive experience installing, configuring, and managing database and related software.
  • Experience designing and implementing high availability strategies, performing backups/recoveries, carrying our monitoring, tuning, cloning, scripting, patching and upgrades.
  • Experience in management of a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure collaborative work practices.
  • Experience with Agile/SCRUM methodologies desirable.
  • Desirable:

  • Experience supporting Oracle, MySQL/MariaDB with Galera Clusters, or other enterprise databases.
  • Professional certifications in any of the products listed above.
  • Qualifications:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification at Bachelor level or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Australian National Police Check is a mandatory requirement to be completed prior to commencing in this position.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment!

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government, and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your division's broader role

    The Division of University Operations enables the University's delivery of high-quality and distinct learning, teaching, and research experiences. Its responsibilities link to Adelaide's strategic plan and focus on people, community, assets and infrastructure, and processes.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 22nd May 2024.

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Mr Andrew Miller Enterprise Systems Team Lead E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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