Lead, Database & Middleware Support Consultant
Job Description

Lead, Database & Middleware Support Consultant

On behalf of our client in the Public Sector, PROCOM is looking for a Lead, Database & Middleware Support Consultant.

Lead, Database & Middleware Support Consultant – Job Description

Work Management

  • Leads, develops, implements and monitors plans to support databases and middleware systems.  Proactively identify problems and opportunities for improvement of service and systems, including architecture, service level improvement and cost efficiency.
  • Manages and coaches a team of technical professionals to deliver timely service to internal and external clients (safety, performance development, attendance).
  • Conducts formal performance reviews and provides feedback to team members on performance.
  • Interact with other IT professionals to provide support for Corporate Capital Projects.
  • Manage operational costs, budgets, negotiate and manage contracts/invoices.

Asset Management

  • Maintain database and middleware inventory and licensing
  • Manages database and middleware assets, including, procurement, implementation, monitoring, maintenance and operations, capacity
  • Service Management
  • Implement and maintain middleware and database security.
  • Perform database and middleware tuning and performance monitoring and resource balancing
  • Manage response to incidents and issue resolution, life cycle management/refresh and continuous improvement to improve reliability.

Disaster Recovery

  • Establish and maintain database and middleware High Availability and Disaster Recovery procedures.
  • Ensure cross training of resources to ensure appropriate backup resources are available for Disaster Recovery.
  • Ensure access is appropriate for backup resources to perform Disaster Recovery procedures.

Continuous Improvements

  • Setup and maintain database and middleware related documentation and operating procedure.
  • Provides inputs to the development of Database and middleware standards and enforce approved standards
  • Maintain database and middleware patch management and version control
  • Manage the creation and updating of database and middleware standard operating procedures.
  • Provides input to the development of relevant architecture standards.
  • Owns and manages internal process to support database and middleware services

Lead, Database & Middleware Support Consultant – Mandatory Skills

  • 12+ experience in middleware and database support , asset lifecycle management and infrastructure planning.
  • 5+ years’ progressive supervisory/management experience.
  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related.
  • Knowledge of database and middleware systems such as Oracle 11g/12c and Microsoft SQL Server 2012/14/16 DBMS, Oracle Data Guard, RMAN and Oracle
  • Enterprise Manager, IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM WebSphere Message Queue/ Integration Bus, IBM Netezza, ETL tools such as SAP Data Services and MOVEit Central.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and operational priorities simultaneously, including directing work of contract staff.
  • Strong vendor management skills.
  • Financial and business acumen.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Lead, Database & Middleware Support Consultant - Assignment Start Date

ASAP - 12 months to start

Lead, Database & Middleware Support Consultant - Assignment Location

Downtown Toronto

Job Requirements


Company Overview

For 35 years, Procom has been pushing the envelope in North American IT staffing solutions. Driven by a senior management team of seasoned recruitment professionals, we have offices in 14 locations in the US and Canada and service all major IT markets.

When we started out in 1978, tech jobs were just being integrated into the workplace. We have been a part of shaping the landscape of IT in Canada ever since, placing IT consultants in major businesses in all sectors, including banking, telecommunications, and retail.

Through all the peaks and valleys of the IT industry, we have consistently done one thing: helping IT professionals discover the next chapter in their career.

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