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Database & Middleware Infra Delivery & Design Manager

Job Reference: DBMIDM/15340

Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum + Bonus and Benefits

Salary per: Annum

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Vacancy Posted: 31-08-2018

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Basingstoke, England, Hampshire

Database & Middleware Infra Delivery & Design Manager required for a leading British client in Basingstoke

The IT Database & Middleware Infra Delivery & Design Manager will be responsible for all proactive design and management activities associated with the Our clients Data base & Middleware technology, acting as an escalation point for the outsourced L2-4 support function. They will work with the IT Delivery teams in designing new database and middleware requirements, ensuring effective re-use of existing investments and specifying new technology solutions to an industry best standard and those set out by Enterprise Architecture (EA).

Role Specific Responsibilities & Accountabilities

* Accountable for Planning & Roadmap for Database & Middleware, including ongoing refresh and enhancements of platforms in line with Enterprise Architectural standards
* Accountability for implementation of database & middleware technology, including technical debt remediation and ongoing enhancements, delivered by the client or 3 rd party resource
* Definition of scope of third party contracts (both operational and project change SoWs)
* Accountable for operational stability of database & middleware, providing input to RCA with Problem Management, and accountability for remedial action
* Accountability of efficiency / optimisation of infrastructure area and third-party support contracts
* Management of patching & monitoring strategy / policy for Database & Middleware, including working with the outsource partner to plan and manage the patching
* Attendance at Change forums / CAB on behalf of Database & Middleware as required
* Act as an escalation point for MIM / L2-4 support, both for internal and external parties
* Primary point of contact for the clients vendors/partners relating to Databases & Middleware, maintaining technical awareness of market developments
* Produce database & middleware designs that align to EA standards
* Interpretation of service designs developed from Solution Architecture, to produce a corresponding database and middleware design
* Collaborative engagement with PM’s to identify the right DB & Middleware technology at the right cost
* Review and approve DB & Middleware designs from other sources/vendors
* Quality control activities to ensure that the design meets requirements
* Design and develop a constant database & Middleware design roadmap

* Translate an existing high-level design (HLD) or other provided documentation from Solution Architecture, to produce a corresponding database and middleware design, while advising on implementation and operational implications.

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

* Proven experience in leading, or being a MSE in a database and middleware design function
* Proven experience working within 24/7 IT operational environment

* A minimum of 7 years experiencing working as a senior technical expert in the following fields:

* Oracle
* Microsoft SQL
* Weblogic
* Other areas beneficial areas of experience include:

* Oracle Exalytics & Exadata
* Cloud / PaaS Database technologies
* Backup & recovery
* The following skills being highly desirable:

* Broad understanding of development tools and technologies
* Broad understanding of platforms (servers, storage & cloud)
* Security technologies

* Demonstrate effective communication, both orally and in writing, with subordinates, colleagues, clients and customers at all levels, both formally and informally – a strong communicator who develops relationships for mutual gain.
* Extensive knowledge of analytic techniques and methods and problem-solving skills
* Experience of the regulatory and audit requirements within an operational environment
* Sound database and middleware design experience in a technology organisation with history of delivering scalable, resilient systems and platforms
* Comfortable working with senior staff, both business and IT
* Experience of working with outsource partners and delivering solutions into support
* Awareness of project management methodologies, e.g. RUP, CMMi, Prince II, PMI
* Visibility of software development methodologies, e.g. waterfall, agile
* Experience of working with business and technology stakeholders

Benefits include – Annual Bonus, 25 Days holiday increasing with loyalty, Generous pension contribution, Childcare vouchers, Staff discounts and many more

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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