Roles Dev and Test

Database Administrator

  • Location: London
  • Type: Permanent
  • Payment: £55000 - 75000
  • Per: Annum
  • Role: Development & Test

Posted by : Lewis Tomlinson

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Database Administrator – London, – £55K – £75K + Package

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance and performance of the SQL Servers. This is a hands-on role requiring proven technical skills, as well as excellent communication and documentation skills. In addition to the role foundations above there will be strong collaboration with the in-house development team to advise on best practice, but also involvement in providing knowledge and support to our SQL orientated infrastructure. This is a new position within the organisation and a key role to help evolve not only the platforms future data development strategy but in spirit of our company ethos an environment.

Role of the Database Administrator
• Establish full understanding of the current SQL Server application and use thereof by internal users and external customers through the various platform interfaces and back end processes
• Work along-side the in-house development team to understand active and future development needs involving database operations
• Implement metrics to actively monitor key components of the databases and appropriate sensors and alarms to pro-actively manage them
• Train other members of the Operations team to support you and the best practices you implement when taking ownership of this area
• Perform Windows Server Administrator operational duties as required to support the running of the databases
• Innovate and experiment with new technologies to maximise the opportunities we can take with our database and platform and be mindful of what could make it better tomorrow
• Support the database backups, high availability, disaster recovery processes and update existing documentation to reflect current and future changes to operating procedures
• Responds to incidents to avoid system outages or restore availability to meet service level objectives
• Perform problem determination, problem resolution, and root cause analysis.
• Perform patching ensuring minimal downtime and leveraging HA services where currently available
• Provide your experience in support to user raised tickets relating to SQL

Principal Job Requirements:
Minimum of 3 years’ experience performing SQL Server administration duties
• Specific involvement with:
o Windows Server Operating Systems – 2012 and above
o SQL Server – Installation and Configuration
o SQL Server – High availability technologies (Always On)
o SQL Server – Backup and Restoration
o Database Disaster recovery
o Database Performance Tuning
o T-SQL optimization
o Reporting writing and Ad-hoc data manipulation
o Experience working with Virtualisation technology (Hyper-V / VMWare)
• Leadership and collaboration skills
• Ability to articulate complex problems in simple terms
• Ability to train and teach others verbally and through documentation of procedures
• Hours 40 hours per week with on-call responsibilities and occasional work outside of normal working hours in support of IT infrastructure changes and platform development.

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