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Technical Specialist Database

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Technical Specialist Database - 1 Year Fixed Term

  • Your chance to develop a career as a Technical Specialist in the Oracle Database team
  • Responsible for managing design and implementation of  database management best practices
  • Wellington based

The Ministry of Social Development has one of the largest IT Groups in the country, managing the full Solution Delivery Life Cycle from strategy and design to management and ongoing support of IT Systems. In order to enable the Ministry to deliver business outcomes to its clients, the Infrastructure and Services team must deliver reliable and secure technical solutions underpinned by excellent service and support. We provide a dynamic and evolving environment with a scale and complexity that will challenge and reward you. We support business critical systems, provide leadership in the development and delivery of business solutions and a total focus on excellence in customer service.

We have a great opportunity for a Technical Specialist – Database to join our Oracle Database group within our Infrastructure Applications team on a 1 year fixed term contract basis. The Database Management group is responsible for the operational support of the Ministry's Oracle Server database environment which consists of more than 100 distinct production databases and 300 non production databases. 

You will be responsible for providing the Database Management group with advice and solutions that will contribute to achieving the groups operational and support strategies and goals.  You will focus on the design and implementation of database management best practices, existing and new database features, supporting third party technologies and identifying and scoping the suitability of emerging technologies.

You will work with vendors, other IT managers and business units to ensure the competent and efficient operation of the Ministry's information systems to meet ministerial needs and strategic objectives.

Drawing on your technical expertise you will have strong communication skills, written and verbal and ability to work within a multi-platform integrated environment. The ability to work under pressure and manage difficult situations is highly regarded.

The primary responsibilities for the successful person would be as follows:

  • IT Infrastructure design as it relates to the Database and Oracle Application Server environment.
  • Lead technical management in the delivery of operational projects
  • Infrastructure analysis/design & implementation of hardware and software solutions on associated platforms.
  • Service support for major service issues by taking a leading role in these situations
  • Understanding emerging technologies, related technologies, methodologies and advise, recommend and lead the adoption of appropriate technologies within Database and Oracle Application server related Infrastructure.
  • Experience working within a DevOps environment & exposure to Continuous Delivery practice is desired but not essential.

If you want to part of a friendly, hard-working team whose broader goal is to improve the lives of New Zealand's most vulnerable, we would be keen to hear from you.

All applications must be made online, however, if this is not possible or if you have any queries please contact:

Applications close: 1st June 2017

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