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Principal Database Administrator – Global Data Platforms

Job Title: Principal Database Administrator – Global Data Platforms
Division: GRM Technology – Global Applications
International Location(s): Ireland

Job Responsibilities: 

The Principal Database Administrator – Global Data Platforms will have responsibilities across the following areas: 

  • Designs, tests, implements, maintains, and controls the organization's production and non-production databases. 
  • Leads development of technical and security standards. 
  • Strong focus on optimization and scalability in a cloud environment
  • Responsible for the effective delivery of run support and relevant ITSM processes (including Problem Management, Incident Management & Change Management).  
  • Provides on-call support for production environments. 

This key role will support scalability among multiple markets across the globe. This will include setting ambitious and clear strategy, development of comprehensive product vision and translating that vision into delivery objectives. Responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with a wide stakeholder group at all levels across the organization.

Key requirements for this role include: 

  • Requires expertise in DBMS and OS technologies. Requires experience in file structures, design, retrieval and access methods and related tasks specifically in an AWS tech stack. Broad knowledge of peripheral technologies. 
  • Extensive experience with databases:  Redshift, Postgres, DynamoDB, RDS
  • Must understand the systems development process 
  • Requires analytical ability, good communication skills, strong judgment, and the ability to work effectively with clients and IT management and staff. 
  • Requires extensive knowledge in the following areas: IT concepts, strategies, and methodologies; architectures and technical standards; database administration tools and utilities; application architectures and design principles; infrastructure architectures - backup and recovery systems, storage subsystems, HA technologies, replication.
  • Proven track record in the effective delivery of technology operations in a financial services context – experience working in a high paced, global environment with a multi-language, multi-geography, multi-cultural context
  • High level of technical awareness and competency – including knowledge of Cloud computing, Digital & Data capabilities, and DevOps models
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills – ability to quickly build trusted relationships with stakeholders and service partners across functions and markets

Other requirements / considerations:

  • Qualifications/experience: Bachelors` degree in relevant field (business, computer science, etc.) or equivalent experience (a minimum of 10 years` experience in business, engineering, technology and/or consulting)  
  • Language: English is a requirement. Spanish & Portuguese language capability would also be a distinct advantage
  • Out of hours support: Flexibility in providing support outside of standard hours if required in support of operational service delivery 
  • Mobility: Up to 10% travel (incl. international)

If you would like to apply for this position, please submit your CV to

Liberty Insurance is an Equal Opportunity Employer