Database Administrator
Database Administrator
Passionate about developing relationships and technical knowledge
After a career pathway in a rapidly growing business
Enthusiastic and vibrant – because you’ll fit right in!
If you’re excited by cutting-edge technology and energised by the idea of working with some of the most wellknown and progressive organisations in Australia – then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
MapData Services, the ANZ region’s leading provider of creative mapping and authoritative data solutions, has an
opening within its dynamic team – for a gifted Database Administrator.
Specifically, we are seeking a Database Administrator with a proven track record of contributing to the continual
growth and maintenance of client and corporate database systems and the data contained within them, ensuring
the performance, availability and support of the growing data and database needs of the business.
Based at our Sydney CBD (Kent Street) office, the role will see you tasked with the following
responsibilities:
Maintain and operate the MapData Services client facing and operational database environment;
Design, maintain, troubleshoot and fine-tune all aspects of large and complex databases;
Design and implement capacity planning and support for database solutions for the business;
Further develop current capabilities of the database to maximise its utilisation;
Provide backup, restore and recovery solutions;
Design and troubleshooting complex performance tuning and related incidents;
Development of data requirements and data solutions for MapData Services’ web-based, location-based
solutions;
Support developers and development of all company applications;
Provide expert direction and guidance on process improvements and establishing policies;
Ensure the integrity of the data and information;
Provide end user support;
Engage with the Services Delivery and Data Management group to ensure solutions are reviewed and
estimated as required;
Assist with project implementation and support; and,
Understand and adhere to company policies and procedures and relevant engineering policies and
processes.
Key to being considered for the role is the following selection criteria:
Qualifications and experience
Formal tertiary qualifications appropriate to the role;
Advanced skills in MS SQLServer database technology plus knowledge of alternative database
technologies and implementations;
Experience working in a commercial environment and interacting at all levels of an organisation;
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
Database Administrator
Skills and attributes
Continuous learning: Demonstrate a commitment to continual self-improvement and broadening
industry related skills and knowledge;
Demonstrating the company values: An understanding of MapData Services’ core values; ensuring the
values underpin all decisions and actions at work;
Facilitating change and innovation: Seek opportunities for different or innovative approaches to
addressing problems and opportunities; facilitate the implementation and acceptance of change and
innovation;
Managing self and the execution of work: Work in a planned and organised manner and prioritise
when necessary; adhere to systems and processes; adjust priorities in consultation with others; be
accountable for decisions being acted on and outcomes delivered;
Work standards: Set high standards of performance for self; assumeing responsibility and accountability
for achieving outstanding results; and,
Problem solving and decision-making: Make effective decisions by ensuring that problems, issues
and opportunities are fully analysed and understood, and that the appropriate options are evaluated.
While not essential, demonstrated knowledge of software or technology based environments or the geospatial
industry will be highly regarded.
As compensation for your efforts you will be rewarded with a competitive salary; comfortable office surroundings;
a supportive corporate culture.
How to apply:
If you can see yourself working as MapData Services’ Database Administrator, then please send us your resume,
along with a cover letter, addressing the selection criteria. While we are keen to hear everything about you –
please limit your cover letter to no more than two pages.
For more information regarding this role please email [email protected] or contact
Ms Tinashe Taneka, Employment Coordinator on (07) 3218 4100.
About MapData Services
MapData Services specialises in customised mapping products, data, consulting services and hosted online
applications. Established in 1998, we are one of Australasia’s most well-known and respected authorities in digital
mapping and location-based data.
From one-off point solutions to comprehensive mapping and/or data integrations – our products and services can
be customised to meet every conceivable need. We’re known for being able to do more with maps and data than
anyone thought possible – and that’s why our clients choose us to translate their big ideas into realities.
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Database Administrator
Managing Division:
Information Technology
Delivery Team:
Information Technology
Position Classification:
Team Member
Reports to:
Manager, Information Technology
Staff reporting to this position:
Nil
Location:
Sydney
Employment status:
Full-time
Office status:
Permanent Resident
Travel requirements:
As appropriate
Position last reviewed:
March 2014
Overview
The Database Administrator (DBA) contributes to the continual growth and maintenance of MapData Services’
client and corporate database systems and the data contained within them – ensuring the performance,
availability and support of the growing data and database needs of the business.
The Database Administrator is required to use database solutions to achieve the update, maintenance, QA and
productisation of data products, derived products and client information, and provide technical consulting and
support services to the data and service delivery teams to successfully deliver project and business outcomes.
Key accountabilities
Database administration
Productivity and profitability
Database development and design
Data editing and support
Business administration
Contribution to the team
Database Administrator
Role and responsibilities
Update and maintain the MapData Services and Esri Australia database environments and data updates
to known SLAs;
Assist in the development and introduction of new, value added client data and corporate offerings for
systems across both businesses;
An understanding of the implications to client projects of future spatial industry trends;
Deliver client facing and internal projects to specification;
Design, maintain, troubleshoot and fine tune all aspects of complex large databases;
Design and implement capacity planning support for the business;
Further develop current capabilities of the database to maximise its utilisation;
Provide backup, restore and recovery operations;
Troubleshoot complex performance tuning related incidents;
Manage requests for security access;
Maintain, update, and communicate changes to the systems application documentation and training
manuals;
Establish repeatable, consistent and efficient systems for the data management of key applications and
processes;
Development of data requirements and data solutions for MapData Services’ web-based, location-based
solutions;
Ensure Quality Assurance is applied to all releases to the database;
Ensure applications and work and meet the client and internal requirements as defined in the Functional
Specification;
Provide expert direction and guidance concerning process improvements and establishment of policies;
Establish road map for continuous improvements to the database environment and ensure it is
implemented in a timely manner;
Ensure the integrity of the data and information;
Provide end user support;
Review, update, and create new procedures / documentation as required;
Engage with the Services Delivery and Data Management group to ensure solutions are reviewed and
estimated as required;
Assist with project implementation and support;
Analyse and assist in updating operations area tasks for the support, maintenance tuning and issue
resolution of MapData Services’ platform and associated platforms;
Understand and adhere to company policies and procedures and relevant engineering policies and
processes;
Personal requirements
Qualifications and experience
Formal tertiary qualifications appropriate to the role;
Advanced skills in MS SQL Server technology and knowledge of alternative database technologies and
implementations;
Experience working in a commercial environment and interacting at all levels of an organisation;
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines; and,
Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
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Database Administrator
Skills and attributes
Continuous learning: Demonstrate a commitment to continual self-improvement and broadening
industry related skills and knowledge;
Demonstrating the company values: An understanding of MapData Services’ core values; ensuring the
values underpin all decisions and actions at work; and,
Facilitating change and innovation: Seek opportunities for different or innovative approaches to
addressing problems and opportunities; facilitate the implementation and acceptance of change and
innovation.
Professional development
MapData Services conducts annual performance appraisals for all members of staff. During your appraisal with
the General Manager you will collaboratively set/review your key performance indicators and professional
development plan, and identify any training needs.
MapData Services’ core values
MapData Services’ core values will be an important part of your role as Database Administrator, and will guide
you in your internal and external relationships. These shared values influence: our professional ethics and
practices; the way we work and interact with each other; the way we serve our clients; and how we engage our
stakeholders.
What we are famous for
Doing more with maps and data than anyone thought possible.
Our core purpose
To be the team our clients trust to translate their big ideas into reality.
Our mission
To deliver intuitive business solutions that do more with maps and data than anyone thought possible whilst
bringing our experience, energy and agility to every client challenge.
Our core pillars
MapData Services’ value proposition is founded on four core pillars:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Impressive credentials, absolute integrity;
Totally in tune with our clients;
Experienced and enterprising; and,
Creative business solutions.
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