Specialist - SQL Database

Rio Tinto - 30+ days ago
Rio Tinto

Specialist – SQL Database


Great opportunity to join a global organisation and be part of its Information Technology transformation
Excellent work environment where people are valued and respected
This new role will expose you to exciting technology and challenge the way you work
Permanent position based in Brisbane or Perth

About the role

We are looking for a Specialist – SQL Database to management and govern Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s (RTIO) production and non-production SQL database environment and provide the application of industry best practices for SQL database administration.

This role is a great opportunity for provide technical ownership and manage ongoing maintenance, troubleshooting and sustain a high level of performance via support teams and vendors.

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

Reporting to the Superintendent - Business Applications, and working in challenging and exciting environment within our global Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) Operations Team, you will:


Manage and oversee maintenance, configuration and support activities to ensure the ongoing availability of production SQL databases that are essential to RTIOs operations
Work with vendors and support teams to perform problem management activities for SQL database issues and assist with the implementation of workarounds and permanent fixes
Collaborate with information architects and governance specialists to implement a strategic approach for information management
Ensure the ongoing performance of production SQL databases and manage strategies to minimise the impact of poor database performance across the business
Provide advice to projects and support teams to ensure architecture standards are maintained and governance activities are carried out
Transition Business Applications from project to production through collaborative engagement of external and internal service providers. This involves negotiating and optimising support models and maintenance agreements, vendor management
Identify new business problems and works with relevant IS&T team to find and implement solutions
Identifies, analyses and document business processes for common information management use

What you’ll bring


A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
Demonstrated expertise of working in a large SQL Server Database environment
Extensive architecture, design and delivery experience in Microsoft Azure SQL PaaS
Strong ability to provide continuous improvement and application of emerging technologies
Solution oriented, with excellent supplier relationship skills
Good negotiation and influencing skills, and confidence to operate at all levels of the business.
Ability to operate across culture and extract value from virtual teams dispersed globally.
Customer focus and strong understanding of business context
Working in a highly outsourced environment, with multiple stakeholders, in multiple regions with varying time-zones

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.


A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
Attractive share ownership plan
Company provided insurance cover
Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
Possible domestic relocation assistance

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you will be working

Rio Tinto Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) operates to enable better alignment with customer priorities, end-to-end accountability and flexibility to prioritise critical work. The function provides solutions that are aligned with current and future business requirements through the development and ongoing delivery of IT strategy and solution roadmaps. Through appropriate governance, consultative processes, and the use of industry best practices, IS&T also ensures that emerging technologies and innovative ideas are constantly evaluated, considered, and adopted, to provide easy-to-use, best-in-class solutions and services.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

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