System Administrator / Oracle DBA

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Reporting to The Production Services Manager, you will be part of a small server / database team responsible for managing and improving the production, acceptance and development environments that Sapienza hosts at customers premises (mainly European Space Agency ESA Noordwijk, The Netherlands).

  • Oracle Database management-tasks (installation, upgrades, backup/recovery, import/export, incident alerting and troubleshooting, capacity management)
  • Application installations and upgrades.
  • Systems and application-troubleshooting.
  • Third line Operations support. Assisting junior administrators with complex issues.
  • Create system-documentation, test-plans and prepare infrastructure changes.
  • Preparation of infrastructure-related proposals for customers
  • Storage and Backup administration.
  • Small-scale infrastructure design.
  • Shell scripting and automation
  • Network Administration.
  • System- and performance- monitoring via Nagios and in-house built tools
  • Infrastructure optimisation / performance management
  • Apply System security regulations and improve where possible.
  • Web server Administration.
  • Application of security patches to O/S, Middleware, databases and webservers.
Ideal Candidate: 
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (IT, telecommunications, computer science, etc)
  • At least 4 years of experience as a system administrator
  • 3-5 years experience managing Oracle database systems
  • 3-5 years experience managing and modifying Unix/Linux systems
  • Experience with Apache webserver and JBOSS
  • Willingness to incidentally perform standby-shifts and work out of office hours.
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of another member state language will be considered an asset;
  • At home with working with custom-configured lightly documented systems as well as production-environments covered by an SLA.
  • Basic Project Management skills
  • Knowledge of ITIL
  • Team player.
  • Ability to have various tasks ongoing at once. Able to prioritise and stick to delivery dates.
  • Accurate timekeeping
  • Pro-active
  • Self sufficient. Able to work with minimal guidance
  • Windows server experience considered an advantage.
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