Informix DBA at Version 1, Dublin, £Contract Rate

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  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 08, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Company Description

We pledge ʺto prove IT can make a real difference to our customer's businessesʺ. We work hard to ensure we understand what our customers need from their technology solutions and then we deliver.

We are an award-winning company who provide world class customer service; we think big and we hire great people. Version 1 are more than just another IT services company - we are leaders in implementing and supporting Oracle, Microsoft and AWS technologies.

Invest in us and we’ll invest in you; if you are driven, committed and up for a challenge, we want to meet you.

Job Description

Version 1 is looking for an experienced consultant to join its Managed Services team. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of developing and supporting Database Server solutions for mid to enterprise level organisations. We are looking for an individual who enjoys a fast pace, can prioritise workload, and is eager to gain industry experience. You will have a solid background in Informix database technologies with either Microsoft or Oracle database technologies a desirable. 

This is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to progress their existing skills with a leading Microsoft Gold Partner and Oracle Platinum Partner working with cutting edge technologies. Opportunity to progress in Database Cloud solutions

You'll work within a team of experienced DBA/Developers, exercising and developing the wide range of necessary skills that distinguishes a rounded consultant:

  • The technical ability to problem solve complex issues.
  • The flexibility to move between clients, projects, technologies.
  • A collaborative team member.
  • Develops understanding of clients business, applications and users.
  • Effectively communicate technical issues to business users.
  • Ability to identify, recommend and implement continuous service improvements.
  • Client facing skills.


  • Strong Informix Database Administration and Support
  • Either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Database Administration experience is a desirable skill
  • Knowledge of Database cloud technologies and advantage
  • Preparing the inventory, preparing, and proving procedures, looking at pre-requisites, training and identifying the migration approach for migrations to be conducted.
  • Full migration lifecycle activities including, but not limited to detailed analysis, design, development, test, user acceptance test support and production implementation.
  • Identifying and correcting performance issues, reviewing systems and error logs, storage management, backups, job monitoring, optimization efforts, data integrity analysis and resolving database contention issues.
  • The migration of pre-production and production database services.
    Where application remediation is required, the migration of development and/or system test database services.
  • 5+ years Database experience in Informix environments.
  • Good performance tuning and optimization skills.
  • Solid experience with disaster recovery methods and capacity planning.
  • Worked in a large database environment a definite advantage
  • Some data modelling experience.
  • Experience with third party backup and monitoring tools.
  • Experience in High Availability systems.
  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, partitioning and statistics
  • Unix, AIX, Red Hat Linux skills would be good to have.
  • Mix of DBA and Developer skills an advantage.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle complex change and prioritize key activities.

Additional Information

Leon Cunningham

Version 1 Talent Acquisition Team