Senior Applications Database Analyst

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Melbourne, Sydney
Categories: Corporate Services

Your Role

As our Senior Applications Database Analyst you'll be the senior database expert within the applications team. Planning, designing, implementing and supporting production ready Database platforms for the delivery of new technologies as well as ensuring the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the vital business applications in order to deliver a consistent and available service.

Work directly with our IT Leadership, team members, and Business System owners to provide agile data delivery to support business operations and projects. The scope of work can range from escalated database support, multi-tier business application backend support, vendor management, application\module upgrades, creating reports, scripting/developing automations, integrations and workflows.

Our firm uses technology to support all aspects of our business in order to build our communication and collaboration capability. Our IT  team of technical and project-focused experts work together to resolve challenges, by creating robust and sustainable solutions for the business.

Your day

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture: integrate databases and their associated software into enterprise systems including lifecycle management in line with the firms strategy and policies.
  • Testing: coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new systems to ensure new or modified systems meet requirements.
  • Ensure that the firm's applications/databases are managed at or close to best practice compared to other top tier professional services firms
  • Technology Planning: propose and create system design models, specifications, diagrams and charts to provide direction to the Information Technology group
  • Capacity Management: design and implement short- and long-term strategic plans to ensure infrastructure capacity meets existing and future requirements.
  • Documentation: create and maintain documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, processes, and planning so that the systems library contains up-to-date and relevant material.
  • Trending: conduct research and make recommendations on products, services, protocols, and standards to support operational and development efforts.
  • Leading squad meetings and sharing knowledge to ensure alignment and prioritisation of work are communicated regularly.
  • Acting as a trusted advisor to key stakeholders in order to achieve business outcomes.
  • Ensuring that Allens core applications perform at an agreed standard and are operational for business
  • Escalation support, undertake an immediate effort to restore failed services and if necessary request external support from third parties such as software or hardware manufacturers in order to maintain service delivery to the firm.
  • Collaborate with IT and business staff to ensure smooth and reliable integration of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Responsible for the outcomes of the teams’ projects in order to achieve a specific goal. The team will be guided by the methodology promoted by the group's Projects Team.


Your career trajectory

We are looking for someone who has the desire to continue to learn, grow and develop their career with us. We will support you on your journey and will give you access to our career framework when you join, providing a clear understanding of high performance at each career stage at Allens.

We also recognise that every employee's experience is different and at Allens, we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged and have clarity on key processes and decisions. Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.

What you'll bring

  • Minimum of five years of experience providing Database Analyst services to large and complex businesses
  • Experience with supporting enterprise business systems
  • Demonstrated Back End application Database support for enterprise, high-performance applications using Microsoft SQL Server
  • Extensive experience working with SQL 2014 through to 2019
  • Strong performance tuning and system optimisation skills, experience with identifying and fixing performance bottlenecks
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience and proven methodologies in troubleshooting and problem solving;
  • Knowledge of current standards such as ITIL and Agile
  • Advanced hands-on development/automation skills in query and scripting languages; TSQL & Powershell required
  • Proficient with working in a Microsoft Server platform
  • Experienced in Microsoft SQL Reporting Services and Power BI will be of benefit
  • Experience leading small groups and managing discrete projects
  • Ability to make sound and logical judgments 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with an ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language
  • Ability to think laterally to find creative solutions to issues
  • Able to conduct research into issues and products as required
  • Able to manage systems incorporating gathering and understanding business requirements, ensuring solutions are fit for purpose and appropriate support workflows are in place such as user support knowledge base and escalation procedures, managing licensing requirements and vendor support, ensuring high availability and uptime, and quick remediation if outages occur


Work pattern

We support a hybrid working model where working from home part of the week is our norm. 


About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work. From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region for almost 200 years, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like. We offer clients and our people a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations through our global alliance with Linklaters.

What we'll offer

You will be an integral part of a high-performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders. At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way. 

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

Are you ready to begin?

Please submit your resume online. 

There is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. Our culture and performance is enriched by our differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural and social diversity, age, ability, and family and caring arrangements. We encourage applications from First Nations peoples.

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