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SQL Administrator – Dartford, Kent – £40K – £50K + Package

  • Location: Dartford
  • Type: Permanent
  • Payment: £40000 - 50000
  • Per: Annum
  • Role: Infrastructure

Posted by : Chris Parsons

Email : chris.parsons@intecselect.com

SQL Administrator – Dartford, Kent – £40K – £50K + 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 SQL 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:
oWindows Server Operating Systems – 2012 and above
oSQL Server – Installation and Configuration
oSQL Server – High availability technologies (Always On)
oSQL Server – Backup and Restoration
oDatabase Disaster recovery
oDatabase Performance Tuning
oT-SQL optimization
oReporting writing and Ad-hoc data manipulation
oExperience 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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