Version 1 Newcastle upon Tyne

Oracle DBA

Department: Managed Services


Lewis Wilson

Company Description

We pledge "to prove IT can make a real difference to our customer's businesses". We work hard to ensure we understand what our customers need from their technology solutions and then we deliver.

We are an award-winning company who provide world class customer service; we think big and we hire great people. Version 1 are more than just another IT services company - we are leaders in implementing and supporting Oracle, Microsoft and AWS technologies.

Invest in us and we’ll invest in you; if you are driven, committed and up for a challenge, we want to meet you.

Job Description

Version 1 is looking for an experienced Oracle DBA to join its Managed Services team. You  will have a proven track record of designing and implementing complex Database Server solutions for mid to enterprise level organisations. We are looking for an someone who enjoys a fast pace, can prioritise workload, and can work under their own initiative. You will have solid background in implementing and supporting Oracle technologies.

You'll work within a blended team of junior DBA’s right up to Principal Oracle consultants and have plenty of opportunities to develop skills across the entire Oracle stack. Within this team we actively encourage knowledge sharing and regularly identify gaps for training and personal progression. We currently support and implement projects for a large number of clients across several industry sectors. This gives the opportunity to gain exposure and “hands on” experience to different technologies and platforms from on-premise solutions to Cloud (OCI, AWS and Azure).

This is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to progress their existing skills with a leading Oracle Platinum Partner working with cutting edge technologies.

  • The technical ability to problem solve complex issues.
  • The flexibility to move between clients, projects, technologies.
  • A collaborative team member.
  • Develops understanding of clients business, applications and users.
  • Effectively communicate technical issues to business users.
  • Ability to identify, recommend and implement continuous service improvements.
  • Client facing skills.
  • Highly experienced in implementing and supporting Oracle Database environments from versions 11g upwards
  • Excellent performance tuning and optimization skills are essential.
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware (WebLogic) with Oracle Forms and Reports required
  • Knowledge of Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle APEX, RAC, Golden Gate, ODI and Red Hat Linux skills would be good to have.
  • Migration experience to Oracle Exadata Database Machine, on-premise, Exadata Cloud @ Customer or Exadata Cloud Services desirable, Experience in migrating to Oracle OCI and AWS RDS desirable
  • Working knowledge of Java application server admin (Tomcat, JBoss etc)
  • Solid experience with disaster recovery methods and capacity planning.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle complex change and prioritize key activities.
  • Full migration lifecycle activities including, but not limited to detailed analysis, design, development, test, user acceptance test support and production implementation.
  • Identifying and correcting performance issues, reviewing systems and error logs, storage management, backups, job monitoring, optimization efforts, data integrity analysis and resolving database contention issues.
Additional Information

Before you apply, here are some of our benefits. We offer profit share, pension, private medical, flexible working policy and more. We offer incentives for accreditations and educational assistance for courses relevant to your role.

We offer employee recognition in the form of Excellence Awards and V1Ps which is awarded by your peers. Engagement is incredibly important with local engagement teams driving our engagement events!

Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity
Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.
Personal Commitment
Being accountable and keeping commitments
No Ego
Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.
Customer First
Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

Consistently Rated a Top Workplace By Our People

Strong core values, a culture of trust and empowerment, and a vision for success position Version 1 as a top employer across the UK, Ireland and India. If you are seeking a fair workplace in which recognition is based on merits, and career pathways are based on skills, then we could be a fit for you.

Learn about our Culture

Award-Winning Employee Focus

    UK, 2019-2021
    IRELAND, 2012-2021
    AWARD, 2018-2021
    IN TECH, 2019 & 2020
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