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Database Administrator - Lonely Planet - Melbourne

From: "John Shade" <john__shade(at)hotmail(dot)com>
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Subject: Database Administrator - Lonely Planet - Melbourne
Date: 2004-06-21 11:55:31
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Database Administrator

(12 month contract)


With Global Applications upcoming changes to ensure better alignment with 
the business units, an opportunity has arisen for a Database Administrator. 
This role will report to the Global Applications Manager and will commence 
in August 2004 for a 12 month contract period.

This position is primarily responsible for the day-to-day technical 
leadership of the Global Applications database environment, including span 
development, architecture, quality assurance and ongoing operations.

To be successful in this role you will need extensive experience as a 
Database Administrator, combined with a comprehensive knowledge of 
PostgreSQL and MYSQL Database architecture. Other requirements include a 
comprehensive knowledge of database design, deployment and recovery 
techniques and Linux Operating Systems.

We are looking for a person with excellent organisational and time 
management skills with the ability to meet deadlines whilst handling 
multiple projects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are 
essential, including proven proficiency in communicating with various 
entities of the company at a local and an international level. Youll also 
have the capability to give feedback to clients and utilise your good 
problem solving skills to create solutions to design obstacles. The ability 
to work autonomously and effectively as part of a team is also a requirement 
of the role.


Send your written application, with a copy of your current resume, to Nicole 
Yammine by 5pm Friday 25h June, 2004. Please include Job Reference Number: 
NYDA0604 in your subject header and send by email to 

Please refer any queries to Sarah Atkinson on ext: 8215 up until Wednesday 
16th June and her mobile thereafter on 0412 507 189 as she will in the 
Oakland office.

Internal advertising does not preclude non-LP employees from applying. We 
anticipate that some internal advertisements will be forwarded to friends of 
LP employees and unsolicited applications from people interested in working 
at LP may also be considered.


  	Job Description - June 2004

Position:	Database Administrator

Location:	Australia

Responsible to:	Global Applications Manager

Communicates & Cooperates with:	Global Applications, Global IT Operations, 
Content Services Unit, Digital Publishing Unit, Consumer Direct Unit,  
Lonely Planet Images, the Program, IT staff and other business units as 

Position Overview:

Lonely Planet's Global Applications department is responsible for the 
design, development and maintenance of software components, digital 
products, database driven and other web applications, servicing the various 
business units throughout Lonely Planet.

The Database Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day technical 
leadership of the Global Applications database environment.  These tasks 
span development, architecture, quality assurance and ongoing operations.

Key Result Areas:

"	Evaluate and improve existing database architecture, focussing towards its 
next generation, including clustering, replication, high availability and 
"	Undertake the evaluation, testing, implementation and maintenance of 
database products and services
"	Application and database design (particularly utilisation of ColdFusion 
and Java application architecture)
"	Work with Developers and Analyst during the process of converting 
requirements for applications, whether enhancement or project, into an 
approved system for delivery
"	Conduct technical reviews in conjunction with Developers
"	Undertake the development and deployment of database standards, processes 
and procedures
"	Provide guidance and support to Developers and Unix Administrators
"	Assist with application development tasks as appropriate
"	Team coordinated project development

Teamwork & Communication
"	Work as part of the LP community to create a positive, tolerant and 
harmonious work environment
"	Deal with all staff in a helpful, courteous and respectful manner
"	Communicate ideas which may improve the efficiency, performance or 
standards of your department and be open to the consideration of new ideas
"	Actively participate in the giving and receiving of constructive feedback 
to ensure understanding and open team relationships.

Policies & Procedures
"	Actively ensure that the workplace is kept free from harassment, bullying 
behaviour and discrimination through thoughtful behaviour and leading by 
"	Work in accordance with Lonely Planet policy and procedural guidelines
"	Comply with all Occupational Health and Safety guidelines, reporting any 
potential risks or hazards
"	Follow safe work practices for self and others.

Key Skills / Experience / Knowledge / Qualifications / Attributes:

"	Solid skills and experience as a Database Administrator
"	Comprehensive knowledge of PostgreSQL and MySQL database architecture
"	Proficiency of database design and deployment
"	In-depth knowledge of database recovery techniques
"	Experience with tuning and optimising database performance
"	Proficiency of database design
"	Proficiency of Linux Operating System
"	Initiative and the ability to work independently
"	Excellent organisational skills, to manage several projects at the same 
"	Ability to communicate with different entities of the company, both 
locally and internationally
"	Ability to give feedback and come up with solutions to solve design 
"	Excellent written and verbal communication skills

"	Good knowledge of J2EE/J2ME Java Development or ColdFusion Development
"	Good knowledge in Internet application design

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