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Senior Database Administrator

Tertiary Education Commission
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

The TEC - Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua is a small Crown agency with a big job to do – ensuring New Zealanders have the skills and the knowledge they need to ensure lifelong success to build a great country. We lead the Government's relationship with the Tertiary education sector in New Zealand and provide career services from education to employment.

We are looking for a Senior Database Administrator to join our team.


What will you be doing?

  • Manage supported databases and systems on premise and in the future, cloud environments.
  • Conduct capacity planning to ensure that applications and databases are responsive to the demands.
  • Monitor changes/upgrades to the applications and databases arising from system updates, software releases, requests and new procedures, ensuring that the environment is consistent across all applications.
  • Troubleshoot and support existing database processes; deliver fixes, ensure database integrity and security.
  • Establish and uphold performance metrics for the system as a whole and key business applications in particular.
  • Monitor application and infrastructure performance using tools available to diagnose and audit the issues and potential bottlenecks.


What can you bring?

Experience and skills in:

  • Strong SQL database administration.
  • Extensive experience in writing Transact-SQL queries and stored procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of SQL, a deep understanding of database full life-cycle designing, and application development.
  • Experience in ETL -extract, transform, load-engineering.
  • Extensive version control experience.
  • Experience with Windows operating system.
  • Some Cloud (AWS- Amazon Web Services and Azure) experience.
  • Experience in presentation tools like SSRS –Server Reporting Services- or Qlik.
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to solve problems.


What will you get in return?

  • An opportunity to work for a professional and friendly team, who truly make a difference.
  • Work in a varied and interesting work environment where no two days are the same.
  • Get the opportunity to be part of projects.
  • $89,245 - $120,743+, depending on relevant experience.


If this sounds of interest, please apply now. Applications close on Tuesday 16 July 2019. For more information see the position description or if you have any questions, please contact

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