Working at Pebble –

  • we work on clients anywhere in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Oceania region
  • we recruit personnel that have vast experience to bring value to our clients
  • as the client engagement requires, you may be required on-site or can work remotely, therefore there may be some travel required
  • all of our personnel have the ability to work as part of a larger team or a sole assignment basis, so we expect maturity and discipline no matter what shape of engagement we are presented with
  • we use leading services for security, collaboration and productivity to ensure that client details are secure and all records are accurate.

What we believe in –

  • firstmost and foremost, we believe in making a difference. Many at Pebble IT have backgrounds in large corporate providers and thrive in the Pebble IT environment where we get to work alongside companies that face real challenges and together we innovate, collaborate and strive to make that difference whether it be delivering new capabilities, refining existing capabilities or lowering the cost of ownership for technical outcomes
  • we are innovative – we know there is more than one way to achieve an outcome – and there is more than one technology that can be used to achieve it. We are not tribal – our focus is on the customer and the outcome they desire. Not only does this relate to the methods and technologies that we implement, upgrade, optimise and manage – but also the commercial arrangements we enter into with clients including custom billing arrangements that larger less agile corporations woud struggle to achieve
  • technology is a primary enabler of competitiveness and work satisfaction. We live and breathe technology, we constantly research and play with what is new and have opinions on directions of various markets and how different streams of technology can converge to increase their own utility. We want clients to be getting the most out of their IT investments and see the users of these systems enjoy interacting with them which then leads to even better efficiencies being gained

Work lifestyle –

  • We have clients in different countries and across multiple states of Australia
  • We work with Government entities as well as large and small enterprises across multiple industries
  • We have offices that you can work from if that suits you. We offer flexible hours and flexible arrangements for working from home
  • We occasionally have on-site requirements
  • We rarely require travel, the majority of our technical engagement can be done remotely
  • We provide you with proper equipment and tools to perform your job securely and professionally no matter where you are
  • We have flat management structures – accountability is with our Managing Director whom you will get to know and we have no bureaucracy – just agility
  • We want you to focus on getting the job done – and enjoying it. Management’s job is to ensure that you are able to do your job effectively and get to grow and realise your goals
  • Pebble IT is not about ladders and outperforming your colleagues for promotion, it is about getting satisfaction from doing a job well and getting kudos for it and having a meaningful life-work balance

Security Clearances –

  • Unless specifically stated in the job advertisement, we only employ Australian citizens and some roles may also require security clearance submissions with both State and Federal Governments
  • Not all personnel are subject to security clearances, it will be clearly stated in the job advertisement
  • Existing Australian security clearances are welcome

Current Positions

Senior System Administrator
This job role can be filled either from Sydney or Melbourne

Our organisation is providing License Advisory, Technical Consultancy Services and Managed Services to customers in APAC region since 2003. We are an Oracle Gold and Microsoft Silver Partner and specialises in Data Services including Engineered Systems.

We are currently looking for a robust, dynamic and passionate IT professional to act as a Senior Support Consultant / Technical Lead with exposure in Solaris, Linux and/or Unix. The Key responsibilities for this challenging role includes: Managing Unix and Oracle related accounts and act as L2/L3 support for critical System Admin related calls. Ideally we are looking for a candidate who possess capabilities in both Linux & Unix with some background preferably in Oracle. For System Admin Support, you should have experience of 4 or more years with exposure to:

  • Production support of UNIX or Linux servers for the front and back office
  • Perform daily UNIX/Linux system administration tasks within the UNIX/Linux infrastructure, including patching, monitoring and diagnosing issues
  • Support and consultancy for the Development and UAT UNIX Environments, Backup and Storage Products and Disaster Recovery
  • Automation of process utilising your scripting (Shell or Perl) skills
  • Develop and implement methods to pro-actively manage the environment
  • Ongoing BAU and Project work
  • Technical skills required include: (not all mandatory)
    • HP-UX, Solaris, AIX, Linux/Redhat installation & administration
  • Working with Volume Groups and working knowledge of commonly used storage solutions
  • Comprehensive study & implementation of System backups for all flavours of Unix
  • Assist with design of system and networks
  • Performance Analysis experience
  • Working exposure with Cluster software on Unix Flavours
  • NFS/NTP/DNS/DHCP/ Network configuration on different Unix Flavours.
  • Comprehensive understanding of networks, DNS, web services, tomcat & Java preferred
  • Network protocols (TCP/IP)
  • Shell scripting (ksh, perl)
  • Experience in monitoring systems remotely
  • Experience setting up Linux or Unix servers from scratch
  • Experience with Oracle Engineered Systems and/or Oracle Sun Servers is preferred
  • Experience in Cloud related technologies in AWS and OCI along with some form of automated deployment tools like TerraForm is preferred

Skills: In combination, you are required to have

  • Exceptional troubleshooting abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong in both verbal and written English skills
  • Worked with servers communicating through firewalls and have a full understanding of firewalls down to port/protocol level
  • A good understanding of the demands of supporting servers in mission-critical environments such as those in the Banking/Financial sector
  • Experience in providing and supporting Service Continuity (DR)
  • Ability to handle rapidly changing and competing priorities and able to work after hours
  • Tertiary Education (University degree/Advance Diploma)
  • Ability to work in a team environment & learn new technologies
  • Experience in looking after 24/7 environments
  • Be able & available to work on Production issues after hours or on weekends
  • Experience in working under a production support & pressured environment
  • Troubleshooting, problem solving and able to drive issues to resolution
  • Experience in performing health checks of database systems
  • Experience with virtualisation software technologies (LDOM, OVM, LPAR, ESX)
  • Ability to travel interstate or overseas is preferred


Senior Database Administrator

This position can be filled either from Sydney or Canberra.

The potential candidate is expected to be well versed in Oracle versions from 11g to 19c. Candidates with knowledge or experience in cloud technologies will be preferred. Candidates with experience in Microsoft SQL Server from SQL Server 2000 till latest will be preferred but not essential. Experience with other database technologies such as Sybase or PostgreSQL or MySQL will also be preferred but again not essential.

Primary Oracle DBA  Duties:

  • Database administration and support
  • Patch Management Coordination and implementation
  • Backup and recovery planning/testing
  • Coordinate DB work with other Systems Administrators and IT Teams
  • Review, recommend, and implement new services as required
  • Support applications/systems as designated
  • Must have RAC, Data Guard and RMAN experience
  • Either have Golden Gate experience or willing to expert within a short period
  • Must have Cluster, Failover groups, Mirroring experience
  • Scripting experience both in database and operating system
  • Strong knowledge of industry level hardware platforms

Additional requirements:

  • Experience supporting mission critical database platforms
  • Ability to develop and enforce standards and best practices
  • Strong documentation and communication skills required
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff and customers
  • Weekend and after-hours callout work will be required as part of support roster

Additional Skills:

  • Vendor certifications
  • Cloud technologies exposure
  • Flexibility to travel interstate or overseas
  • Must be able to clear State or Federal Police character checks

You must have full work rights to apply for this job.

Contact Us

If you believe you have the skills and attitude that could make you succeed at Pebble IT, then we would like to hear from you. Australian citizens can use the Contact Us page to register your interest and we will contact you for further details.

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