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Database Administrator (DBA)

  • Location

    Basel, Switzerland

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  • Contact:

    Kiran Oogarah

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Database Administrator, DBA (German speaking)


  • Candidate is responsible for Incident, Change, Problem, Knowledge, Availability and Capacity Management for the database stacks (Oracle, MSSQL, DB2-LUW, MySQL and PostgreSQL)
  • Manage L2/L3 production/project support activities
  • This also includes the initial setup or update, patching for these databases
  • Responsible for script development/ update in different scripting (Shell and Perl)
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Experience or familiar on tools like ticketing and monitoring tools
  • Responsible for coaching and mentoring the team members
  • Willingness to work on flexible working hours including weekends
  • Involved in routine operational support and troubleshooting


  • Performs daily monitoring and general administration of all database instances
  • Responds to all database alerts, warnings, and errors in a timely, consistent man-ner
  • Resolves common database system issues in a timely, consistent manner.
  • Escalates complex issues to internal team members and third party groups as ap-propriate
  • Maintains relations with vendor support to ensure quick response to problems
  • Ensures availability and integrity including backup and archiving, database recovery, disaster recovery and system response time
  • Design, coordination and running of various backups and database scripts
  • Performs upgrades and patching of databases on a regular basis

Skills required

  • Must have 6-8 years of hands on experience working with databases like Oracle, MS-SQL, DB2-LUW, MySQL or PostgreSQL in a Linux environment
  • Must have experience developing, modifying and maintaining shell scripts (bash, Perl, etc.)
  • Must have strong documentation abilities
  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Should have working knowledge of disk storage array technology and its application to Oracle ASM/RAC
  • Should have education and experience with Oracle RAC 11g technology
  • Certification is added advantage
  • Experience of high availability and DR configuration and setup is desired
  • Must speak fluent English and German

Please click apply or send your CV to Kiran.Oogarah@Darwinrecruitment.com

The cooperation between Darwin UK and Darwin Recruitment AG is set up to procure qualified candidates from EU to Switzerland. Darwin Recruitment AG acquires the clients and searches for candidates in the EU/UK, also through the data base of Darwin UK/Group. The contact with Swiss clients goes primarily through Darwin Recruitment AG.

The placements take place through Darwin Recruitment AG, which is in contact with the clients and candidates. Darwin Recruitment AG employs the candidates under Swiss labour law and follows the rules of the relevant Collective Labour Agreements. Darwin does not ask for a placement fee from the candidates/employees.