DBA Lead

Job description

Drive innovation and IT transformation across Asia Pacific by designing, implementing and maintaining a high calibre database environment.


Isentia is the Asia Pacific’s leading media intelligence and insights company providing services to the world’s biggest brands and organisations. Powered by cutting-edge technology and a team of world class experts, our mission is to help businesses leap-forward where only genuine insight can take them.


We’re growing in Australia, New Zealand and across Asia, we are seeking a high performing IT leader to be our DBA Lead, in our conveniently located Sydney office. 

Working closely with our Executive Leadership Team, Regional Leadership Teams, Product Team and Isentia users, you will be responsible for managing the Asia Pacific Database environment across the business.  Your role will also help to ensure that IT is aligned to the business and that business as usual performance is meeting agreed service levels.


What you will be doing:

  • Designing, implementing, building and maintaining a high calibre database environment
  • Assisting the Head of Infrastructure and Cloud in the delivery of Cloud solutions that support IT transformation as well as improve the current IT delivery across the company.
  • Assist in prototyping and developing new solutions and services, evolving and maintaining database platforms.
  • Collaborating across multi-disciplines internally and with external partners to ensure ongoing delivery to meet business needs and agreed SLAs
  • Establish and maintain business continuity framework and disaster recovery plans which ensures procedures and documentation are in place which ensures required RTO and RPO agreements are met for each service.
  • Driving high performance in your team through managing, coaching and providing quality feedback.


Who are you?

  • A skilled leader focused on continual improvement by developing and motivating their team
  • A systematic thinker who solves problems by exploring new technologies and methodologies
  • Solid experience in enterprise Database Administration for  Microsoft SQL Server, Posgrest, and including SSRS/SSIS/SSAS (Install, configure, document, monitor and manage) 
  • Proven track record of supporting mission critical, highly available and highly resilient systems
  • Skilled with large highly transactional DB’s (resource contention, monitoring tools, query optimization, SQL full text search, upgrades and patching)
  • An expert in providing root cause analysis
  • Experienced team leader of a geographically dispersed team in a high-pressure environment
  • Several years of experience working with Microsoft SQL and exposure to Mongo/NoSQL databases
  • Experience in public cloud technologies (AWS/AZURE) and scripting desirable
  • Experience with Mongo DB or MySQL will be highly regarded


Who are we and what else do you need to know?

  • We’re more than media monitors
  • We’re creating real data intelligence

Information without insight is noise. Insight without action is useless. That’s why we’ve reinvented media intelligence – to make it more than a measurement tool or frame of reference, but a go-to resource in developing our clients’ business strategies.


Isentia blends market-leading monitoring experience with analytics to help the world’s biggest brands and organisations uncover the whole picture – and act on it. Powered by cutting-edge technology and a team of world class experts, our mission is to help businesses leap-forward where only genuine insight can take them.


We offer an opportunity to work with a great team of talented, innovative and passionate people across the Asia-Pacific and access to our innovative search technology, comprehensive coverage and expert research. We offer competitive salaries and benefits like discounted private health insurance, fruit at work, free flu shots and great social events.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic organisation in a key role, then please apply now. 



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