Database Administrator

Swinburne University of Technology

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About the job
We are seeking a Database Administrator and a Senior Database Administrator to join Swinburne’s Application Services team.

Based in our Application Services team, our Database Administrators and Senior Database Administrators manage Swinburne University’s Oracle and SQL Server databases and associated applications, under the direction of the Database Lead. You will take a proactive approach to the prevention of system failure, securing the database and application to prevent unauthorised access or system compromise and the planning and testing of disaster recovery measures and plans.

You will have the drive to continuously improve service delivery, working collaboratively with IT support teams to optimize efficiency of incident resolution and problem management. You will be responsible for driving a high standard of customer service and working with stakeholders to ensure recognition of, and responsiveness to, the needs of internal and external clients.

Our Application Services team focuses on integrating systems to support business processes and provide data between the many applications used by the University. Numerous application delivery approaches are taken, with examples of Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, in-house hosted third party systems and in-house developments. The role is required to establish strong partnerships with stakeholders and colleagues to develop and implement significant improvements for Student Administration, Digital Marketing, Learning, Teaching, Research and Corporate functions.

About Swinburne IT
Swinburne IT has a strategic focus, partnering with the business to deliver programs of work that align to each of the University’s three strategic pillars: Future Ready Learners, Research with Impact and Innovative Enterprise. Swinburne IT is a key enabler for the University to achieve its vision and deliver the 2025 Strategic Plan.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A relevant computing or related degree or formal certifications in Oracle or SQL
  • Extensive experience and database and applications management expertise
  • Considerable experience in the management of Oracle database systems in a Linux environment
  • Experience in the creation, testing and execution of Disaster Recovery processes for applications and databases

A full list of the selection criteria for both positions is available within the position descriptions


  • Enjoy 50% study fee reduction
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans. It can help you get the most value from what you earn.

Further information and how to apply
The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2018 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To view the position descriptions or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the relevant Position Description. Please do not respond to the Key Selection Criteria for both Position Descriptions. In your cover letter please specify which role you would like to be considered for.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact full name Shulan Lin (Database Lead) via email

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 18 April 2019

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