Senior Database Administrator

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 53981 

Employment Type: Full time 

Good things start here

This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At the Coles Group, these are moments we live for.

Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.


What you’ll be doing


As the way we shop continues to evolve, our Digital team keeps us at the cutting edge. Driven by our innovative, inclusive and forward-thinking culture, we’re constantly looking at ways to reinvent the shopping experience for our customers and build the next generation of digital retailing


You will be responsible for design, implementation and development of robust database solutions, as well as being responsible for the timely deployment and support of functional and cost-effective systems and solutions.


As part of the role, you will be required to support database-related components, including all aspects of engineered systems and the day to day running and maintenance, as well as providing technical expertise and advice and ensure database performance meets the requirements of the application.


You will be required to Implement and configure databases & engineered systems to design specifications and implement maintenance procedures and tools to support the environment, as well as implement backup and recovery procedures to meet application requirements.

You will have previous experience building and managing database environments in a production landscape and perform database related software installations and upgrades, which also includes coordination of patching services from a vendor.


A key requirement for this role is your extensive experience with database performance tuning while working with Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL and Oracle


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Seven or more years’ experience in IT with at least five of these years being in a database environment
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one database management system and associated tools, strong preference being Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL
  • Skills design for performance and database performance tuning
  • Demonstrated understanding of Disaster Recovery plan and execution
  • Good grasp of security issues and ways of implementing best practice protection


Good things you’ll need           


  • Accredited training in relevant DBMS
  • Tertiary qualifications in IT or a related discipline preferred
  • Demonstrated awareness in applicable IT change and problem management processes
  • Excellent analytical and problem resolution skills



If this sounds like you, we’re keen to talk to you.





Why Coles?
You’re joining a culture that truly cares about your wellbeing, values what you do and celebrates your success. We’ll invest in you and your career with best practice training, development, and leadership programs. You’ll also receive fantastic team member discounts across our supermarkets and brands.

As part of our focus on achieving a gender balanced workforce, we belong to the WORK180 network as an endorsed employer for women. Our commitment to helping all women thrive in the workplace includes initiatives such as our recently updated parental leave policy, flexible working options and our Employee Assistance Program.

You can explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website. 

For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.

We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.