United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB)

First VP, Database & Administration, Shared Infrastructure Services

United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB)| Date Posted: 8-Apr-2019
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Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Experience in leading and managing a team of DBAs (minimum 8 persons) in supporting the operation of organization’s databases in a highly complex and regulated environment.
  • Develop and owned an enterprise wide database architecture and data modeling standards
  • Support and collaborate with Application and Development team in projects on database requirements and the use, optimization and troubleshooting of database technologies including an understanding of Agile/SCRUM development practice
  • Keep leadership appraised at all times on the health and availability of production systems with timely reports in terms of performance and patches
  • Take part in technical and business discussion, share ideas and provide feedback in continuing the improvement of the database team
  • Owns and handle escalations related to database issues, incidents and problems
  • Working with the application development team to ensure that appropriate and efficient SQL is being coded and tested
  • Established service level agreements with business users
  • Responsibility in overseeing the use of new database technologies such as MariaDB and other cloud database technologies


  • Bachelor degree from a recognized university
  • Experience in Oracle, MS-SQL, Teradata and Hadoop Technology is a must
  • Prior practical DBA experience (minimum 5 years as DBA) before going in to management is required
  • Team Leadership
    • Experience in managing database teams of at least 5 members with ability to manage and coordinate team members technical and development goals
    • Effectively managed DBAs supporting Microsoft SQL and Oracle
  • Technical Skills
    • Highly skilled in optimization of SQL queries or stored procedures to improve application effectiveness and performance
  • Strong written and communication skills to effectively communicate with stakeholders and senior management
  • Minimum 10 years of working experience with at least 5 leading a team
  • Understand DevOps practices and tooling for automation with respect to database automation and code management
  • Familiar with best practices and principles of database management, security, accesses and regulations
  • Strong information assurance skill set such as auditing, DR, backup/restore and DB availability
  • Data Warehousing experience and cloud-based database technologies a plus
Company Overview
United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB)