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Platform Database Specialist

Ref no. BHN566234
Location Crawley, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 months
Job status Closed

Job summary

Looking for a Platform Database Specialist

Key skills required for this role

Platform Database Specialist, VMware , vSphere experience, PostgreSQL


Platform Database Specialist

Job description


  • Proficient in supporting Enterprise IT Platforms on-premises.
  • Strong hands-on experience with PostgreSQL, including deployment and administration following industry best practices.
  • Advanced skills in PostgreSQL Backup & Recovery, disaster recovery, and testing recoverability for ensuring 24*7 system availability.
  • Implementation expertise in PostgreSQL High Availability & clustering solutions, Standby databases (hot/cold), binary streaming replication, and cross-site replication.
  • In-depth knowledge of PostgreSQL DB performance tuning, identification of bottlenecks, and collaboration with the development community to enhance code (PL/pgSQL procedures, triggers, functions, views).
  • Optimization skills in PostgreSQL to identify query execution, explain plans, and enhance system efficiency using available Postgres tools.
  • Proficient in PostgreSQL monitoring tools such as SolarWinds, VRops, PgAdmin4, and custom scripts.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for resolving PostgreSQL-related issues, including corruption and system failures.
  • Competent in managing PostgreSQL database security, permissions, user access control (groups & roles), authentication, auditing, and vulnerability.
  • Knowledgeable in PostgreSQL networking, connection pooling (PgPool, PgBouncer).
  • Experience in PostgreSQL migration strategy, data migration, upgrades, release & version management, fixes, and patching.
  • Capacity management, overall reporting, PostgreSQL object storage management, and system resources optimization.
  • Ability to identify and automate tasks using scripts.
  • Development and maintenance of PostgreSQL documentation, configurations, procedures, checklists, and highlighting deviations.
  • Exposure to Red Hat 6-8 or other Linux distributions.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages like Bash, CLI, Terraform, etc.


  • Good experience with VMware vSphere.
  • Familiarity with Gitlab, Github, Ansible, Terraform, or other automation and configuration tooling.
  • Knowledge of Oracle OEM tool.
  • Understanding of Oracle E-business Suite 12.2 Database and applications.

Day rate : £600 outside IR35

Location: Crawley , Hybrid.

Duration: 6 months initially

***Please note you must have the Ability to attain SC Level Clearance***

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