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Google Cloud Platform Database Administrator

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Recruiter: DPD
Listed on: 5th July
Location: Oldbury, West Midlands
Salary Notes: Competitive Salary
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Google Cloud Platform Database Administrator

Oldbury, West Midlands

Excellent Salary & Benefits

Company Description

DPD is one of the fastest growing express parcel delivery companies in the UK, with a turnover of £1.9 billion. As a multi award-winning company that has been voted the nation's favourite parcel carrier for eight years running, we have a very clear strategy to support our enviable position. We will deliver the best service, use the best technology, recruit and retain the best people in the industry and be the UK's most sustainable delivery company.

Job Description

Our Data Governance Manager is looking to recruit an ambitious and motivated Google Cloud Platform Database Administrator.  As our Database Administrator, you'll enjoy a high-profile role and be a key member of a high performing and dedicated team that underpins and supports business-wide change by providing data to provide actionable insight and help curate, maintain and support the data requirements of the business. 

DPD has embraced cloud computing, implementing solutions hosted in the Google Cloud Platform. The databases used are Cloud Spanner, Firestore, Cloud SQL and BigQuery. Google Data Studio is used extensively to create reports and dashboards that can be scheduled and shared with business users. Some of our databases have Billions of rows of data and others receive thousands of updates per second.

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Database Maintenance and Monitoring
    • Creation of Databases 
    • Formulate guidelines and metrics to ensure optimal database performance by developers 
    • Monitoring database performance 
    • Monitoring transaction conflicts 
    • Monitoring database costs 
    • Work with IT devops to orchestrate database changes so users/systems are not affected 
    • Access Management 
    • Stackdriver Monitoring (Google Cloud Monitoring) and Alerting 
  • Providing Best Practice guidance to developers 
    • Verification of proposed schemas 
    • Assist in SQL optimisation 
  • Maintaining a Data Catalog to provide insight into data 
  • Create and maintain a user access policy 
  • Be the key point of contact for IT Developers


What we're looking for

As the successful candidate you must be a post-graduate or equivalent and have excellent experience in software development particularly with database integration and be able to show that you understand the lifecycle of enterprise data. We would also expect: 

  • Excellent SQL competency 
  • Have an understanding of data life cycles. 
  • Knowledge of Google Cloud Platform is advantageous
  • Apply great attention to detail 
  • Exhibit strong problem-solving skills 
  • Be organised and have solid time management skills, with the ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time 
  • Work well in a challenging and changing environment 
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders and project managers when required 
  • Demonstrates the core DPD DNA values of Passion, Respect, Honesty, Flexibility, Hard Work and Accountability.

Additional Information

We're growing at a rapid rate, which means you can look forward to a secure and rewarding future with great development opportunities in an increasingly successful and expanding company. 


Your package will include an excellent basic salary. As well as this you have access to some other fantastic optional benefits such as Cycle2Work Scheme, Dining Cards, Holiday trading and discounts and savings on 1000's of retailers.

 DPD is a Valuable 500 company and a Disability Confident Employer

Contact Name: DPD
Reference: TJ/9710/DPD8
Job ID: 2951388

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