Senior Oracle DBA

Antwerpen, Gent, Hasselt, Leuven
Cloud Technology
Professional, Freelancer

Do you have a keen interest and strong knowledge of Oracle database environments? Do you want to further deepen and specialize in this technology? In addition, do you have knowledge and/or sufficient interest to deal in depth with Oracle Engineered Systems (e.g.: exadata and ZFS platforms) or Oracle Cloud Infrastructure? Are you willing to make the necessary efforts to obtain the necessary certifications in this? Then Cegeka has a challenge for you! We are looking for an employee who can take on the database and DB machine management role. Cegeka is supporting database solutions for customers in an on premise model in our own data centers or remotely, but also increasingly within the public cloud (Azure, OCI, …). Thorough knowledge in this field is an added bonus. 

  • In your role as Database Administrator: (mandatory):
  • You are responsible for the installations, upgrades and configurations of the Oracle database environments in order to successfully set up and manage the IT environment of the internal/external customer.
  • You know most of the features of the latest database versions and can work with them according to the customer's requirements.
  • On the basis of a rotation, you are responsible for the permanence and service to the end users to guarantee the agreed service levels. Sporadic work outside the traditional office hours is part of this.
  • In a proactive and critical way you examine the IT-environment of the internal/external customers and you formulate the necessary improvement proposals. These can be in the domain of infrastructure improvements, as well as in the capacity to recommend code and application changes.
  • You ensure up to date procedures and draw configurations in order to give the other engineers the necessary tools to guarantee the stability of the environment.
  • You provide support for incidents with end users of the internal/external customer in order to limit or avoid interruption of the work.
  • You have a drive to continuously learn, maximize your technical skills and apply them optimally within the organization.
  • Optional knowledge as DB Machine Administrator: (nice to have) You will guide and supervise installations, periodic patching and configurations of engineered systems such as Exadata on premise and ExaCC, ODA, ZDRLA or ZFS appliance according to customer requirements. You will be part of a more specialised subteam that will take on this task for several customers in a similar way.
  • You know the features of these platforms and can apply them according to the customer's needs.
  • Because of your specific expertise you are an advisor for fellow DBAs, but also for architects, (pre-) sales and project managers regarding the specific approach of Engineered Systems. You are willing to step outside your strict technical comfort zone to support other stakeholders with advice and guidance.
  • Optional knowledge in OCI: (nice to have) Experience in setting up and managing environments in OCI are an important asset. The gradual expansion of our customer base in this domain provides additional opportunities to leverage this specialization.

What you need to succeed:

  • Tech Skills:
  • Oracle 19c with proven knowledge around RMAN backup/recovery, ASM, Dataguard, RAC, ...
  • Experience with Oracle Multitenant Architecture.
  • Hands on experience with database patching, migration and upgrade projects.
  • Provide performance tuning advice based on in-depth analysis.
  • Soft skills:
  • Beyond all the technical baggage, you will be working in a team of about 25 people where complementarity and collegiality are important. You should be able to think problem-solving, are analytical, communicative, customer-oriented & stress-resistant.

What are we offering:

  • We ask a lot (of talents) of you. Fortunately, you also get a lot in return!
  • You will join a Top Employer! 
  • A competitive salary completed with fringe benefits. An electrical company car with charging card or mobility budget, luncheon vouchers, eco vouchers, interesting group and hospitalisation insurance, a mobile phone subscription,  flat-rate expense allowances, a powerful laptop and the opportunity to give your salary package a personal touch thanks to our Flex Reward Plan. 
  • Flexible working hours and a nice work/life balance. 
  • A top team: in which new fresh ideas and initiatives are always welcome! Team events, monthly happy hours and an always legendary company party are also part of this. 
  • Continuous learning: through innovation centres, reading groups, knowledge sharing meetings, hackathons, participation in conferences and external training courses, we focus on knowledge sharing and learning. 
  • Opportunity to grow: depending on your own interests and initiatives, Cegeka offers various horizontal and vertical career paths. 
  • Hybrid working: you work remotely in combination with working from a Cegeka office in your area (Hasselt, Leuven, Antwerp, Ghent).
  • We value sustainability by pursuing carbon neutrality with the electrification of our vehicle fleet and an eco-friendly data center. We develop innovative solutions with a positive impact on the environment, people and society, and strive for an inclusive and diverse work environment where everyone is valued and heard. 
  • #LI-PS1

Aspire to more: our promise to you!

At Cegeka you get all the opportunities you need to develop further as a professional. Together we discover what you really want to do for our clients and colleagues. We would like to invite you to grow with us. In an unprecedented variety of challenging and meaningful IT projects. Make your mark on projects with interesting customers where we can make the difference. Aspire to more!

We are always working together here. Intensively, with lots of fun and commitment. It is a culture driven by family values: full of trust, people-oriented, open, loyal and respectful. We offer a lot of freedom and responsibility. We want you to be part of the next phase of a proud, successful, fast-growing, innovative, European IT company full of ambitions.

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