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Applications Database Administrator


Title: Applications Database Administrator

Hours: 37.5 per week

Location: Grangemouth

Salary: Competitive

Contract type: 6 month initial contract (potential to go permanent)


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A truly global company, INEOS comprises of 36 businesses with 194 sites in 29 countries throughout the world. We also encompass a range of consumer brands and sports interests.

We pride ourselves in offering a working environment that is friendly and welcoming, that offers employees true autonomy and empowerment and that enables everyone to achieve their goals and to have a fulfilling professional career with us.

INEOS Grangemouth is an integrated refinery and petrochemicals centre of excellence. We are the largest manufacturing site in Scotland. Click here to find out more Grangemouth | INEOS


The application support team Database Administrator (DBA) role requires comprehensive technical understanding of RDBMS and the ability to provide database administration, support & development across the Oracle and MS SQL database estate.

Core to the role is ensuring the availability, performance, integrity and security of the application databases. This is an opportunity for someone with an established understanding of RDBMS support to further their knowledge in application support and development.

Key to the applications support team providing assistance in analysing and resolving application issues and unplanned outages. The role comprises a stimulating mix of support and project work in a fast paced and varied environment.

Out with the relevant core skills this opportunity requires a proven ability to multi-task, an interest in application architecture and a willingness to learn new skills.

There is no line management responsibility but you will engage with the wider IT Team key business stakeholders & 3rd party suppliers.

The role is part of the IT Apps team on-call rota.

 Key accountabilities

  • Undertake technical support and development tasks.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to define business requirements.
  • Support and implement IT Strategy.
  • Implement continuous service improvements.
  • Work closely with the project manager to complete project activity tasks.
  • Maintain a Cybersecurity standard compliant database estate.


You should:

  • Be skilled in Oracle Database deployment and administration using 10g onwards.
  • Be skilled in SQL Server deployment and administration using SQLSERVER 2008 onwards.
  • Be skilled in Oracle RMAN configuration and management.
  • Have extensive knowledge of backup and recovery operations.
  • Be able to analyse and address RDBMS issues, fault find, and tune for optimum performance.
  • Be experienced in SQL, PL/SQL and T-SQL development and performance tuning.
  • Be familiar with middleware IIS, Websphere and Weblogic.
  • Demonstrate experience of deployment and environment management.
  • Have scripting and development experience.
  • Have strong analytic and problem solving skills.
  • Show understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Demonstrate experience of working with database design or data architecture principles.


Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their CV via our website

Pre-screen (If applicable)

Applicants with a successful CV may be invited to an online MS Teams or telephone call to further discuss the role, the organisation and your suitability.

Formal Interview

Successful applicants will then be invited to interview which will consist of behavioural and technical questions.

Provisional Offer

If you are selected as the preferred candidate you will receive a provisional offer which will be subject to a medical assessment and reference checks.


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