Job ref no.: CT3119652-01#3378

Database Engineer

Robert Walters

  • Discretionary bonus

As a Database Engineer in a global DBA team, the job will mainly monitor and support APAC business, and be working cohesively as a member of a Global Database Support team with follow-the-sun model. Actively be involved in deployment, design, build and support of Infrastructure databases that run on Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL/MariaDB and MongoDB databases globally.

The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of experience in a similar role, preferably from the financial services / banking industry.


  • Oracle & MS SQL Server DBA, minimum 8 years of experience who will design, develop, implement, enhance, and support database systems in support of business goals
  • Position involves all aspects of database administration: installation, configuration, performance tuning, backup and recovery skills
  • Tune databases for performance and monitor database performance trends.
  • Coordinate with other global teams in planning & supporting maintenance windows and provide technical support
  • Works under minimal supervision, with general guidance from Managers
  • Assume ownership of databases related problems; pursue short- and long-term problem resolution, drive root cause analysis (RCA) and risk management processes
  • Reviewing and tuning databases for optimal system performance including modifying parameters to improve throughput and effectively utilise system resources
  • Weekend and off-hour call support as necessary

Required Skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot database performance problems independently with Oracle Supplied tools
  • Knowledge of configuring, patching, upgrading Oracle Enterprise Manager for database monitoring
  • Experience in working Oracle 11g, 12c, SQL Server 2012, 2016, 2017
  • Proactively maintain Oracle RAC databases with Active Dataguard configuration
  • Experience in administering RDBMS Oracle and MS-SQL Server databases in a Production environment
  • Knowledge of Oracle TDE, SQL Server Encryption or Datamasking a plus
  • Strong understanding of SQL development (PL/SQL, Stored Procedures)
  • Must have experience with Oracle RMAN, ASM Data Guard, RAC, performance tuning and OEM
  • Experience in supporting Microsoft SQL Mirroring/Always On, HA/DR options
  • Knowledge of MS SQL Server performance monitoring tools
  • Thorough knowledge of MS SQL Server Backup/Recovery process
  • Experience in Schema Design, Query Tuning, database tuning and Optimisation on both Oracle & MS SQL Server
  • Extensive experience in database upgrades, patching, migrating Very Large Databases
  • Demonstrable experience in supporting and managing a large number of complex multi-server, multi-vendor, multi-technology infrastructures
  • Experience with Incident Management, Root Cause Analysis and Change Control Processes for Production deployments
  • MySQL/MariaDB and MongoDB experiences are big plus

Required Unix Skills

  • Experience in supporting databases on activities on Unix/Linux flavours in an enterprise environment
  • Strong Understanding on Unix/Linux operating systems and familiar to standard O/S tools
  • Clear understanding on Unix/Linux configuration for database specific environments
  • Familiarity to underlying infrastructure requirements such as Networking, Storage, and Hardware Optimisation
  • Experience in Shell Scripting – Ksh, bash


  • Scripting skills (Python, Perl)
  • Experience in MySQL/MariaDB & MongoDB
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS / Microsoft Azure
  • Working knowledge of Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, Spark or other distributed data processing system
  • Oracle OCM, Microsoft SQL Server Certification (MCSA, MCSE) or equivalent

Person Profile

  • The ability to manage complex and large-scale technical solutions
  • Excellent organisation skills e.g. ability to prioritise and multi task, lead technical projects, and complete the project within defined timescales
  • A good decision maker and diligent in the execution of tasks
  • A willingness to mentor and teach more junior team members and assist in their development
  • Innovation, initiative, drive, independent, ability to work under pressure
  • Good prioritisation and time management
  • Excellent organisational skills and Strong communications skills
  • Maintain functionality of the enterprise Database infrastructure 24x7x365, adhering to all policies and procedures
  • Work well in a dynamic fast pace environment that follows ITIL processes and policies like Incident Management, Change Management, Service Design and Service Operations while demonstrating strong interest in emerging tools and technologies within the industry

Get in touch

Paul Byrne

+852 21619452

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