Manager Database Services

  • The University of Western Australia
  • Australia, WA
  • May 14, 2024
Technology Full-time

Job Description:

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

UWA is making significant investments in the Information and Technology Services to enable its strategic direction and goals. UWA is also looking to utilise technology advancements to expand its services and create new and innovative teaching and research models.

Robust, flexible, integrated and agile enterprise architecture, information and technology services are vital to enabling the university strategic objectives.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will have a significant role in managing the overall planning, development, management and maintenance of databases used to operate the solutions and technology platform. You will collaborate with teams across IT to ensure database performance, availability, integrity and security. You will be responsible for the disciplined integration and alignment of database solutions in ways that optimise value and reduce risk for UWA, and the management of a portfolio of data assets.

About you

You will have a strong technical background in database and application server technologies coupled with a proven capability to think strategically and be adaptable to change. You will be confident and competent in leading by example, actioning hands-on database and application server administration activities during peak periods of team demand. You effectively manage resources, including budget, time, and personnel, to optimise efficiency and achieve objectives. You should be an adept communicator with persuasive negotiating skills and be able to clearly articulate a proposal with your recommendation. Your people management experience will allow you to motivate and coach staff to deliver a customer-focused and efficient service, acting as the technology lead and authority for the team.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

Note: Some after-hours and occasional weekend work may be required.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Manager Database Services 517235.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 28 May 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Anthony Wishart on (08) 6488 4019 or at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

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