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Database Administrator (DBA)

Date: 30-Dec-2021

Location: Oxford, GB, OX4 4DQ

Company: Nominet


Our name may not be familiar, but you probably use our services every single day – ever visited a website ending in a .uk?

We’ve been running the national internet namespace for a quarter of a century, sitting proudly at the heart of the UK's critical digital infrastructure.  

Such a responsibility requires world-leading cyber security and we’re gaining a reputation for our innovative new security solutions, protecting our own systems and beyond. 

But we’re also a Public Benefit business. We invest in making a positive impact of the lives that are being most disrupted in our digital age: young people. We’re known as one of the UK’s leading ‘tech for good’ funders and the commitment to building a connected, secure and inclusive digital future drives everything we do. It’s not just rhetoric – ask our staff. 


At Nominet you can expect a competitive salary (depending on experience of course), plus excellent benefits including 30 days holidays, Healthcare, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Wellbeing allowance, Remote Working,  Flex benefits and much much more.



Part of a wider Data Engineering team, you will join our DBA team - responsible for the administration, performance and security of the Oracle and Postgres databases used within Nominet. You will proactively administer the database environments across multiple technologies to provide best-of-breed database support to the Nominet business. You'll get the opportunity to deliver enhancements and projects in line with a technical roadmap across multiple database technologies and platforms. and longer term a move to more cloud based data engineering.




  • Provision of high quality database to support Nominet business and IT teams
  • Management of RDBMS software, systems infrastructure and people to provide high quality service
  • Work with multiple RDBMS systems, technologies and platforms to create best of breed solutions
  • Monitor database efficiency and manage parameters to ensure optimum performance of registry systems.
  • Control access permissions and privileges to the databases
  • Work to Service Level Agreements to manage uptime and performance of both systems and services
  • Manage project activity and balance this with support and administration tasks
  • Work closely with Infrastructure team; Sys Admin and wider IT department to deliver key projects and processes


You'll have a proven track record working with Oracle (12+) and/or Postgres (10+) in an administrative role, as well as experience in migration between major database versions. 

In addition you'll also have:

  • Detailed knowledge of
    • Database indexing, index management and performance tuning
    • Backup and restores, RMAN
    • Monitoring
    • Patching
    • Database replication, DataGuard
  • Strong skills in PSQL and knowledge of SQL
  • Good knowledge of RedHat Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Basic understanding of SqlServer/Mysql and Cassandra a bonus but not essential

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