Database Administrator



Pole Star offers a range of commercial products, both cloud hosted or located within traditional data centres.

All products integrate, process or present large volumes of data and serve a wide customer base across the Maritime, Government and Financial Markets industries.

Database management, maintenance, migrations, upgrades etc. are currently managed within the current Technology Teams and Pole Star is now looking for a dedicated DBA to bring specialist database experience into the company and own / drive database related activities / initiatives

This is a 1 year fixed term contract initially, with real potential to transition to a permanent position. In these current times, we are working from home and interviews will be held by video calls.


Essential skills / experience

  • Postgresql in detail, especially RDS
  • SQL query design and optimization
  • Scripting - Bash and/or Python
  • AWS CLI and CloudFormation
  • Data migration / ETL
  • Linux
  • NoSQL DB and when it is preferred over RDBMS
  • Data warehouse, Data lakes, especially implemented and managed in cloud
  • GDPR requirements

Desirable skills / experience

  • AWS RedShift
  • Cassandra
  • Cost control

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken English
  • Ability to work autonomously or in a team
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new challenges
  • Personal drive
  • Excellent organisational skills

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