Senior Database Administrator – Glasgow (UK), Amsterdam (NL) or Prague (CZ)

Location: United Kingdom


Requisition Number: 1383

Position Title: Database Administrator_G01

External Description:

What we’re looking for…

Senior Database Administrator

Our Data Operations team team headquartered in Glasgow, UK is currently looking to hire a successful Senior DBA on a Permanent Full-time basis to work remotely from one of our current EU locations in either Glasgow (UK), Amsterdam (NL) or Prague (CZ).

In this exciting role, you will be working closely with Tech & Business function leads and developers of various teams to assess existing problems, come up with process improvement solutions and coordinate data platform project deliveries.

While maintaining and growing knowledge of platform configuration management and troubleshooting, you will also be participating in planning delivery time, code quality, and process efficiency improvement projects.

Please note: this position is on a fully remote work basis and we will consider all applications from candidates based in one of our following EU locations:

  • Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Prague, Czech Republic


What you will be doing…

  • Design, implement and administer RDBMS solutions for all on premise database technologies (SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL)
  • Design, implement and administer Monster data solutions hosted on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform – utilising the following AWS technologies to build data and application solutions including services such as Relational Database Services (RDS), Athena, AWS Glue, Redshift, Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), CloudFormation, CloudWatch, Simple Storage Service (S3), Send Notification Service (SNS), DynamoDB and Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2)
  • Develop, implement, and administer Monster data solutions hosted on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) – utilising the GCP technologies such as BigQuery, CloudStorage, CloudFunctions, Pub/Sub, Dataflow, Composer as well as Infrastructure as a Code technology like HashiCorp Terraform
  • Evaluate and deploy new technology and participate in the strategic planning of the Monster Database platform
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and manage release strategies for RDBMS software updates and application releases which will be required by all production and non-production environments, minimising downtime to the end users
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and manage the database release processes for deploying new Monster releases to the non-production and production database environments
  • Manage the “Technical Application Recover Procedure”, ensuring high availability and disaster recovery of the Monster data platform
  • Enhance system metrics collection, analysis, reporting and alerting
  • Mentor DBAs and Associate DBAs
  • Create and document best practice processes and standards
  • Assess and implement security compliant measures for databases/data sources infrastructure – including (but not limited to) database/data source patching, PII/PCI data identification and restriction, etc.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain ETL solutions integrating data from all databases systems
  • Develop, implement, and maintain Business Intelligence reporting solutions created within the SQL server BI stack
  • Develop system maintenance solutions for VLDB’s (5TB+)
  • Monitor system performance and resolve issues where necessary
  • Perform code reviews of all database release kits
  • Manage RDBMS and Cloud platform operating costs (Hardware and Software) and reduce the costs where possible via retirement, consolidation, and alternative platforms
  • Support weekday and weekend on-call shifts and work closely in a multi-region teams’ environment

What’s essential for you to have…

  • 5 years’ experience in Database Administration working with Microsoft SQL Server or similar technology
  • 3 years’ experience in any Cloud platform – i.e: AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline
  • A good communicator who is able to present ideas/solutions clearly and effectively to various teams
  • A team player who provides interactive guidance to assist fellow team members

What will make you stand out…

  • Data solution’s development and implementation in public cloud environments
  • Oracle Database Administration
  • Solid technical skillset
  • Initiative-oriented and keen-to-learn characteristics

What’s in it for you…

  • Competitive salary
  • 100% flexible remote working policy
  • Market leading rewards and benefits – such as retail discounts, gym membership, corporate events, and employee lead events programme
  • Private healthcare, excellent pension scheme and childcare vouchers

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity and want to have Monster in your corner, please apply via our career site by clicking on the link below… We’d love to hear from you!


Additional job details:

  • Location: Remote working (“work from home”) from either Glasgow (UK), Amsterdam (NL) or Prague (CZ)
  • Job type: Permanent Full-time
  • Salary: Competitive




Community / Marketing Title: Senior Database Administrator – Glasgow (UK), Amsterdam (NL) or Prague (CZ)

Company Profile:

Monster (Randstad Group) is the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities. From the web, to mobile, to social, we help companies find people with customized solutions and we use the world's most advanced technology to match the right people to the right job.

We've made it our mission to help companies find better candidates. And nobody brings more cutting-edge tools to help them do just that than Monster. Whatever their needs are, we have the products and technologies to build a bespoke solution for our clients, to help them find #TheRightFit.

Innovation is the heart of our success... and our future. We're changing the way people think about work, and we're helping them improve their lives and their work performance with new technology, tools and training.

What makes Monster great…

Monster is synonymous with innovation; we are passionate about bringing great people and great companies together. In fact, we are obsessive about it – it’s what we do every day. We believe that the work that we do has a noble purpose... Making people’s lives better.

At Monster, we let people breath, giving everyone the opportunity to shape their destiny and provide the development support that allows them to do so.

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