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Why Superdrug?

Passionate about Beauty and Health? Want to be part of an innovative, trend setting retailer? Our vibrant Head Office, based by East Croydon station is a fantastic environment filled with hundreds of brilliant personalities.
We’re a team that puts our customers and our teams at the heart of everything we do. At Superdrug, we aim to be the best in accessible health & beauty, loved by our customers for value, choice, friendly advice, service and fun.

Our success comes from our people – they make the difference. We’re all about personality, we have fun, and we work hard to deliver That Superdrug feeling.

Here's the exciting bit…a day includes

The Senior DBA will be the hands-on leader of a small technical team. They will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation and performance of our current database estate, will play a pivotal role in defining our future operating model and will provide subject matter knowledge and expertise to the IT department. 

A typical day in this role includes:

•Ensuring a consistently high level of system availability and batch performance, through effective administration and management of the Oracle Database estate. 
•Identifying and delivering changes to optimise DB performance, this might be through tuning batch schedules, performing housekeeping or archiving
•Maintaining and upgrading the DB estate to ensure that we are running on supported and secure versions of code.
•Leading the identification and automation of repetitive tasks to create capacity within the team 
•Creating and managing pre-production environments
•Engaging in delivery projects
•Providing support and advice to other Infrastructure teams as well as developers and end users
•Undertaking audits of DB access in accordance with company security and audit standards
•Thinking about the future, using experience and knowledge to help design, architect and implement new technology and tools to support cloud migration and adoption
•Managing and mentoring a small team of DBAs, agreeing and prioritising workload and tracking delivery
•Participating in the on-call support rota (1 in every 3 weeks)

What you’ll need:
•6- 10 years Oracle database administration and engineering experience, with at least 3 of these in a leadership role

It is essential that you have strong, in-depth and demonstrable hands-on experience with the following technologies and / or applications:

•Oracle DB (version 11.2 onwards, RAC and Windows), 
•Oracle Middleware (version 11.2 onwards), 
•Oracle Enterprise Manager,  
•AIX (version 7.1 onwards), 
•LINUX (version 7.0 onwards)
•Job Schedulers (Superview, RMJ (Run-My-Jobs))
•Oracle Cloud
•Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Financials, Oracle HCM, Oracle Business Intelligence, Retek

It is highly desirable that you have good knowledge and understanding of the following platforms and their deployment:

•Cloud infrastructure, including design & architecture of databases to run in a containerized environment, appreciation of CICD tools & ways-of-working, cloud migration and configuration.

Here's what's in it for you

33 days holiday rising to 38 days with length of service (inclusive of bank holidays)
Being part of more! We are part of a group who work closely with Savers, The Perfume Shop and Three UK.

We are part of A.S. Watson Group, the world's largest international health and beauty retailer with over 15,700 stores in 25 markets!
2 staff discount codes for yourself and a family member or friend
30% discount on Superdrug Own Brand Products both in store and online
Currently we are working from home in line with government guidelines When we are able  you will be working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office close to East Croydon Station
Company pension matching and bonus
Unrivalled Learning and Development programmes
Come and be part of something special.
Hours: 37.5 | 9.00am - 5.30pm


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