Database Administrator (HEO 6)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 06 Dec 2020

  • Based in ISTS Research and Data Management Support at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Salary range: $80,477 - $88,634 per annum (plus up to 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The Database Administrator is responsible for contributing to the design, development, implementation and support of corporate and research data management environments using a variety of database technologies encompassing Oracle, SQL Server, Web Logic, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and corporate batch scheduling.

You will work with the team to provide technical advice and assistance across the architecture and design; development and implementation of corporate databases and services and their underlying technologies and support existing data management. Ranging from gathering requirements, prototyping solutions, designing, developing, testing, reviewing and implementing database and data management solutions as well as assisting with the formulation and continual improvement process of standards and release procedures.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Experience with database management systems and services, data integration environments and research data management
  • Experience in service management framework i.e. ITIL
  • Demonstrated ability to implement application, database and operating system security in a large and complex information technology environment
  • Experience using Unix and programming languages including SQL and database tools
  • Experience in the support of Oracle Web Logic, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and modern methods of data integration.
  • High level interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Competitive salary negotiated under the Enterprise bargaining agreement
  • Generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Staff study support
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Amy Ryan, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 2649.

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 6 December 2020

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. 


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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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