Elise Vander Straeten
8 months ago
Job location : Brussels
Start date : ASAP
Group Technology Services plans, builds and runs the global infrastructure of the client, and is additionally responsible for the IT service management to the operating entities of the various Group markets. Group Technology Services operates its IT systems and IT services in such a way that, at an appropriate and benchmarked cost level, it can deliver the agreed levels of service to support the requirements of the business processes, for both normal operations and during disaster recovery.
The Data Services team is in charge of the Oracle and MS SQL Database infrastructures as well as the Business Intelligence & Analytics infrastructures. The team takes care of the installation, configuration of the software as well as the support of the production, test and development systems. It also provides technical guidelines and participates in design reviews, working in close collaboration with project leaders and development teams. The team ensures the stability, performance and security of the infrastructure and manages the software versioning and patching.
The candidate will be a member of the team in charge of the Oracle & Microsoft SQL Server DB Server infrastructure. This team is responsible for:
Providing technical support for the database environment, including support of the production but also supporting the development and enhancement of applications;
Helping to achieve a state-of-the-art environment that meets current and future business objectives, highest reliability and performance possible;
Software installation procedure + configuration of the servers;
Upgrade/migrations of databases;
Day-to-day administration of the infrastructure;
Disaster recovery plans;
Defining standards and guidelines;
Security of DB servers;
Replication of data;
Research & Development: Assessment and implementation of new technologies and providing IT with a long-term perspective on the relationship of database technology to the business opportunities.
Provides and designs tools to assist in the management of the databases.
Please note that this position includes participation in the watch duty role (24/24 on call for a total of about 7 to 10 days per month) and travel to our offices either in Paris or London (10% of the time).
Proven experience working with Oracle (as from version 11g and above) and MS SQL Server (as from version 2008R2 and above) databases from an administration point of view.
Strong operational focus including security, patch revision control, performance management and tuning, high availability and licensing.
Some experience with Oracle Management Server (installation, configuration & usage) is a plus.
Knowledge in one of the following operating Systems can be an asset: Red Hat Linux and Windows.
Knowledge of PowerShell, shell scripting and Ansible is considered as a plus.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Fluency in English is required. Fluency is French can be an asset.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Complexity & problem solving: Handles standard situations covering known domains of expertise. Proposes process and procedure improvements within domain of expertise.
Decision making: Might rely on existing processes and policies to make decisions but also uses knowledge and expertise to support the decision process in own domain. Proposes step improvements within the operational domain.
Strategic approach and impact: Focuses on execution in own domain expertise. Runs and maintains the operational process.
Autonomy and leadership: Works autonomously within own domain of expertise. Independently, co-ordinates and plans activities within given constraints. Uses expertise to challenge the goals and scope of new requests and evaluates the impact of these new requirements. Contributes to defining the implementation method for a set of products / services / solutions / applications in known domain of expertise.
Strong team player, flexible and pro-active.
We offer an excellent opportunity to practice and develop your talents in a highly professional and motivated team, dealing with multi-domains and getting involved in some of the most strategic files for the company.