Database Engineer

  • Job ID: 007976
  • Location: Bradford, UK, BD5 8LJ
  • Job type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Salary: Up to £55,000 (depending on experience) + Bonus & Benefits

As our next DBA (internally known as Database Engineer), you’ll provide Database Engineering support for YBS databases and relevant systems and infrastructure, whilst providing consultancy to the wider organisation on implementation of relevant technologies.

You’ll join a likeminded team in our Bradford-based Technology function, with working from home capability.

About the role

  • Provide Database Administration Services for organization-wide, business-critical databases residing both on the cloud and in YBS data centres

  • Provide 24x365 on-call support, as part of a rota, for databases and the associated database technology stack across all development, testing and production environments

  • Develop, maintain and deliver effective Group wide capacity management, performance monitoring and tuning services for databases and the associated technology stack

  • Provide consultancy services to other YBS teams in relation to YBS Group databases and associated technologies

About you

  • Senior-level position suitable for an IT professional with over 5 years experience in Oracle database administration at an enterprise level

  • Knowledge of EBS Oracle E-Business Suite

  • Keen learner, eager to embrace new technologies and quick to learn existing infrastructure and related applications

  • Advanced knowledge of database replication, clustering, monitoring and backup/recovery, RMAN, Dataguard, GoldenGate and RAC.

  • OCI Oracle Cloud knowledge would be beneficial

  • Experience with DevOps, virtualisation, automation and associated tooling

  • Knowledge of scripting and development would be beneficial

About us

At YBS we don’t have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.


We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.


We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.


We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.

About our Benefits

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

  • Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.

  • Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.

  • Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.

  • Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.

  • My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts,

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, click apply now to send us your application.

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