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Database Administrator

At a glance

Work within the Database support team, which support the bank’s clearing systems. The role is responsible for Database management of the Clearing applications utilising Oracle, PostGres (Enterprise DB PAS) and MS SQL DB technologies including performing administration, configuration, installation, maintenance, tuning, and support of the database environments.


ABN AMRO Clearing Information Technology has a global focus with many programs on both a national and global level. The organization is self-supporting, running its own projects, applications and hosting them from its own data centers across the globe. Architecture and portfolio management are global domains. IT development, maintenance, support and IT operations are provided by three regional organizations: IT Europe, IT US and IT APAC.


Considering Information Technology as a main part of clearing services, the IT systems and processes have to meet ABN AMRO Clearing strategy demands and internal and external regulations.

Your job

AAC IT Infrastructure Europe controls the infrastructure of IT-Europe in order to deliver compliant, reliable, flexible and cost efficient solutions and support and let the performance of the environments meet the demands and service levels of ABN AMRO Clearing.  AACB require a Senior Oracle Database Administrator to manage Non Production, Production and Disaster Recovery database environments.  This position will be within a team of existing DBAs that cover Oracle, Postgres and SQLServer. 


  • Candidates with exposure to other RDBMS platforms will be looked upon favourably, although Oracle Database skills are paramount
  • Responsible for ensuring availability and performance of the Clearing Database environments
  • Works closely with support team colleagues to ensure that the associated hardware resources for the Database environment are configured for optimum performance and availability
  • Proactively monitors database environment to ensure minimum downtime
  • Provides regular trend analysis to track database performance and throughput, for capacity planning purposes.
  • Responsible for enhancements, maintenance and upgrades to the database environment.
  • Works with business, architecture, development and technical colleagues to manage and implement changes
  • Carries out analysis of potential hardware problems prior to contacting third-party support. Escalates problems to third-party support when necessary – acting as a point of contact.
  • Analyses and resolves problems when they arise providing details of the resolution in the call logging system. Liaises with users to ensure fast and satisfactory problems resolution.
  • Develops automated housekeeping and monitoring/alerting tasks to reduce the need for manual intervention. Investigates and develops methods for performance optimisation and the prevention of recurring problems.
  • Maintains system documentation.
  • Ensures all system and application changes are approved via the appropriate Change Control methods.
  • Develop and maintain runbooks for High Availability and Disaster Recovery tests and is responsible for planning and running these tests.
  • Handle the implementation of the bank’s business applications running in development, test and production environments.  This will include installation of applications, releases and patch management as well as upgrades.
  • Work with the architecture team to provide technical expertise to define and implement a global infrastructure to support existing and future projects
  • Provide database expertise to the development team (internal and external) regarding development around database technology, covering deployment best practise and configuration for AAC Clearing applications
  • Keep up to date with existing and emerging technologies and integrate with the development/architecture teams of their suitability for use within ABN Amro
  • Experience of implementing and supporting high availability solutions
Your working environment

ABN AMRO is a Dutch Bank offering a full range of services to retail, private, commercial and merchant banking clients. We are also active internationally in a number of specialist activities, such as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Asset Based Finance and Clearing.


The culture we aim for within the Bank is one in which we strive to strengthen our clients’ position. Our success is based on our  client’s success. We want clients to perceive us as a trusted partner, professional and ambitious - our core values.


At ABN AMRO UK we follow the Banks global strategy. We always aim to put our customers first and to create sustainable, long-term value for all our stakeholders – customers, shareholders, employees and society at large; it is our people that we rely on to help us achieve this ambition.


We concentrate on our strategic priorities:


  • Client focus
  • Invest in our future
  • Maintain a moderate risk profile
  • Selectively grow our businesses
  • Improve profitability


ABN AMRO UK is part of the Corporate Banking business line and operates the following businesses in the UK:


  • Corporate and Institutional Banking – which includes  Corporate Banking, Clearing Global Markets - Sales & Trading, Escrow & Settlement, and Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Banking which includes Asset Based Finance and International Desk, which provides transactional banking services


Our business lines are supported by a number of functions such as Risk, Compliance, Legal, IT, Finance (Including Tax), Business Management and Human Resources. We currently employ approx. 380 individuals in the UK.

Your profile
  • Experience of implementing and supporting PostGres, Oracle & MS SQL databases in high availability solutions
  • Must have a strong understanding of the architectural and operational complexities of database solutions with hands on experience of many of the following technologies
         o Performing administration, configuration, installation, maintenance, tuning, support and undertake troubleshooting of the database environments
         o Capacity Management (proactive housekeeping/archiving)
         o Managing Backups, Disaster Recovery and High Availabilty of the database environments
         o Support software developers with database operations including the support of SQL, creation of stored proceudres etc
         o Understanding of and adherence to ITIL Change control procedures.
         o Good knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Linux, Active Directory, VM Ware
         o Knowledge of Storage (SAN/NAS/DAS)
         o Knowledge of clustering & network technologies
  • Experience providing support for production and non-production environments Knowledge of Continuous Intergration (eg.. Ansible, Chef)
  • Preferably have experience managing Oracle Exadata hardware component failures, such as disk or flash drive failures, configuring storage cell features, functionality and cell maintenance operations
  • Strong interpersonal skills which are required to liaise with technical and business users across different regions
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and to multiple deadlines, practical thinker.
  • Flexible attitude to working hours, including overnight on-call & weekend working
  • Telephone and reporting skills are required especially when liaising with third party support to achieve problem resolution.
  • Good written skills.
  • Change management – adhering to ITIL procedures to ensure that any changes are carried out successfully.
  • Problem management – liaising with relevant parties to achieve a resolution.
  • In-depth knowledge of Automation, Monitoring and Management.
  • Project management – experience of managing or working on projects.
What we offer

Opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, where flexibility is highly appreciated. We encourage you to grow and develop as a person and as an employee.


Are you interested?   Please apply via the button below.


For more information please contact Niki Champion, Senior Resourcing Partner, UKrecruitment@uk.abnamro.com, +44 203 192 9342.


London, N/A, United Kingdom

Job Posting Date: 
Requisition ID:  29122

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