Database Administrator – Technology Operations

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About Vanguard

Vanguard Australia has been helping investors achieve their long-term financial goals for over 20 years. Serving institutional and individual clients, and financial advisers, we offer investment solutions that are low-cost, diversified and robust through time.

With more than AUD $6 trillion in assets under management Vanguard is one of the world’s largest global investment management companies. In Australia we partner with institutional clients, financial advisers and individual investors to offer low-cost investment solutions. Our comprehensive range of managed funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and tailored investment solutions are built to support long-term investment success for our clients.

Our Team & Opportunity

Our Vanguard DBA team is part of the Global Technology Operations and responsible for providing 24 x 7 database services for production and non-production environment spread across multiple platforms and regions.

Our Mission is to protect production availability, production performance, and support our clients and their Oracle, MS SQL, Sybase, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, and AWS databases in production and non-production environments.

What you will do

  • Provides senior-level DBA services such as database troubleshooting, developer support, and environment maintenance for Production, test, and development databases across multiple platforms.
  • Participates in the development process by reviewing requirements and designs, recommending implementation/architecture options, performing transaction analysis, reviewing SQL, implementing database designs, and establishing database management procedures for large and/or complex business systems.
  • Performs database administration for mid-tier server databases, including installations, upgrades, configurations, and patching. Performs day to day monitoring and optimizing, and provides developer support for creation of databases, tables, and indexes. 
  • Work closely with Major Incident Mangers to resolve high priority incidents, perform root cause analysis and implement permanent solutions.
  • Understands the business requirements for applications and implements supporting database technical capabilities.
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous quality improvement of technical standards, processes, and technologies.
  • Reviews application designs for compliance with production acceptance requirements.
  • What we are looking for

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Experienced production DBA professional – having developed experience implementing shared enterprise database solutions would be highly regarded
  • Strong knowledge across DBA practices and concepts: database replication; database monitoring, optimizing, and maintenance; and database logs and bug lists.
  • Strong knowledge of Oracle; Microsoft SQL Server; AWS, UNIX Shell Scripting; SQL/PL SQL; Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with Data Modelling concepts.
  • Specialisations that will make an impact

  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Qualified as MTA, MCSE, MCSA or equivalent
  • Qualified as OCA, OCP or equivalent
  • AWS certified Associate or equivalent
  • Inclusion Statement

    Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

    We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

    When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

    Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

    Where to from here?

    If you would like to discuss further please contact Richard Maher from our Talent Acquisition team on [email protected]