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Data Systems Team Lead job description

Free job description Data Systems Team Lead

Job Summary-Data Systems Team Lead job description

Responsible for the operational support of all data driven services.

 

1.Work and liaise with other operational teams and the wider technical community in order to diagnose and fix service affecting issues (and other operations teams and the wider technical community on design, implementation, and transition to BAU operation of new databases and applications).    

Main responsibilities-Data Systems Team Lead job description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Data Systems Team Lead job description

•Establish and monitor backup schedules

 

•Tune data store configurations for optimum performance

 

•Install software to agreed standards

 

•Diagnose and resolve problems relating to data store service availability

 

•To work with Development teams as part of new developments, projects and upgrades

 

•Provide consultancy to system developers and integrators where required

 

•Implementing appropriate contingency procedures in response to planned and unexpected events.

 

•To establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders. This will include technical and operational staff and operational staff in other departments and third parties.

 

•To ensure that systems are documented and kept current.

 

•Management of technical developments of operational importance and participation in developing or setting standards as directed.

 

 

Data Systems Team Lead job description [cont]

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

 

•Experience of leading a team of database administrators (operational and project)

•Experience of leading mixed disciplinary teams

•Experience of managing Application support resources

•Experience of managing senior technical resources

•Experience of working within an ITIL framework

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•Experience of working within a LAMP environment or with open source technologies

•Understanding of MySQL gained through running critical systems

•Understanding of Oracle to 11g  gained through running critical systems;

•Experience of specifying and installing new solutions

•Management of multiple schema through system development, test  and live environments

•Experience of Oracle PL/SQL scripting

•Experience in Advanced replication, standby databases;

•Methodical and accurate while delivering to daily deadlines.

•Competency with Unix/Linux scripting and tools and their application to Database administration, monitoring, automation, and troubleshooting

 

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE-Data Systems Team Lead job description

 

 

Experience of managing Application support functions

Experience of Dynamic web publishing

Experience of procurement and project management processes

Experience of Agile Project management methodologies

Experience in a ‘DevOps’ culture

Experience of Development processes

Experience of clustering technologies (e.g. Oracle RAC)

Experience of Non-SQL databases e.g. CouchDB, MongoDB, Mark Logic,

Experience of Data migration processes

 

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

 

• Ability to think strategically and evaluate options in the short, medium and long term.

• Ability to cope in a technically complex and fast-changing environment, and to respond calmly and rationally to changing aspirations in a deadline-driven situation.

• Strong planning and organising skills including the ability to manage several work streams simultaneously.

• Excellent communication skills with a capacity to present, discuss and explain issues coherently and logically both in writing and verbally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Good influencing and persuasion skills with the ability to enthuse and inspire multidisciplinary teams and build successful relationships at all levels.

• Clear decision-making ability with the facility to judge complex situations and assess when to escalate issues.

• Ability to balance conflicting and changing demands through prioritisation and a pragmatic approach

• Good team player, self motivated and able to work on own initiative.

 

COMPETENCIES-Data System Team Lead job description

 

 

The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job.  Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate all of these competencies:

 

Technical:

Ability to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into their component parts. Can explore and evaluate them systematically, can identify causal relationships and construct frameworks for problem solving and/or development.

Decision-making:

Ability to identify objectives and take responsibility for making rational decisions, rendering judgements and taking action following the logical evaluation of the facts.

Resilience:

Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.

Influencing and Persuading:

Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.

Communication:

The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.

Managing Relationships:

Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people.

Concern for Results:

Demonstrates a pro-active approach and shows concern to work effectively or to compete against a standard of excellence. This may be an individual’s own past performance, an objective measure, the performance of others, goals etc.

Planning and Organising:

Ability to think ahead to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues such as deadlines, staffing and resource requirements. A proactive approach to ‘continuous improvement’

Problem solving:

Pragmatic approach to problem solving, recognising the need to fix high-profile issues quickly while implementing root cause analysis to identify and solve underlying trends which may cause recurrence of problems. This is a live 24/7 environment.

 

•To lead a team of technical staff.

 

•Maintain high availability databases in support of 24*7 services

•Manage workload and resourcing of DBA and related application support effort for Operational and Project requirements.

 

•Provide support to Capacity management function

•To work with the architecture, infrastructure, engineering and delivery teams to ensure that the Data stores used on the platform remain current, performs to standard and are well understood.

 

•To improve the standard of technical operations and competencies within the team.

 

•To participate in incident, problem and capacity management processes

 

•To provide a 3rd line on call/escalation point for the 24/7 team as required for the Database estate and applications as required

 

Responsible for a team of Database Administrators functions for Internet platforms and supporting production platforms

 

Responsible for a team of Content management application specialists supporting production platforms

 

Line management responsibility for a mixed disciplinary team of DBAs and Application Support Engineers