Database Administrator

 About PremFina

PremFina is a technology-led, private equity backed, London-based firm operating in the $80 billion global premium finance industry.  We supply insurance brokers and companies with financing facilities as well as a white label cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).  

We're revolutionising the way people pay for insurance.  We have a team of over 80 people, located across the UK, Bulgaria and Poland - together we exist to help customers, empower our partners and transform the insurance industry for the better by creating a world where insurance is more accessible and affordable for everyone. We’re a fast-growing team, united by our belief in positive disruption to help contribute to a more inclusive society.


We do something amazing.  You can do something amazing.  Join us today!

Your contribution to something big

As an Oracle Database Administrator this is where you could come in. You will be expected to be assisting with administrating of the data resources through the use of Relational Database Management Systems and/or other DMBS tools. You will interact with staff to ensure data integrity and security, eliminate redundancy and improve database performance. You will be responsible for establishing and supporting database backup and recovery procedures, as well as migrating the databases to newer versions.


What you'll be doing 

  • Administrate Oracle 12c
  • Coordinate with System Administrators and configure servers for DBMS product installation and database creation
  • Implement monitoring procedures to maximise availability and performance of the databases
  • Investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve database problems
  • Optimise queries, build/update indexes & statistics
  • Create users and assign permissions based on the level of database access the user would need
  • Work closely with application support and development specialists to implement changes and ensure reliability, quality and scalability
  • Identify, define and implement database backup/recovery and security strategies
  • Collaborate and participate in application release planning and implementation
  • Resolve complex incidents (e.g. security, performance tuning)
  • Perform various database activities which include monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting
  • Managing, investigating, resolving and / or escalating pre-and post-implementation issues via our ticketing systems
  • Carrying out other ad hoc duties as required
  • Helping with systems administration as required to ensure the smooth operation of all systems with 100% uptime
  • Carrying out other ad hoc duties as required


Our ideal teammate has experience with/knowledge in

  • Setting up and migrating Oracle databases (from/to 9i, 11g, 12c) — preferably on Linux-based systems
  • Administrating Oracle databases (e.g. optimising queries, building/updating indexes, statistics, working with PL/SQL) and supporting critical production environments
  • Monitoring (and automated monitoring) of Oracle databases, Oracle 13c Cloud Control
  • Administration and configuration of DataGuard

You will get brownie points for

  • Experience with PostgreSQL & NoSQL databases
  • Linux experience
  • Basic understanding of APIs and Rest-based applications, shell scripting, JIRA, Confluence, Office 365
  • An IT related degree qualification
  • An understanding of premium finance
  • Previous experience working in a SaaS environment

Your personality

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, are essential
  • High attention to detail and a keen emphasis on accuracy
  • Ability to work to deadlines, along with the flexibility to manage changing priorities and the ability to multi- task
  • Proven ability to sustain high level of performance under pressure and remain focused
  • Ability to self-motivate, self-manage and work both autonomously and as part of a team

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan 
  • Death in Service Cover 
  • 25 days’ holiday per year
  • Discretionary performance bonus
  • Private health insurance
  • Flexible working 
  • Professional development / qualifications support
  • Personal pursuits: annual voucher worth £750 to follow a certain pursuit or passion
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Full remote work during the pandemic
  • Social events

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

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