SQL DBA (Database Administrator)

16 June 2014
England, Hertfordshire
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SQL DBA (Database Administrator)

Our client is part of a £6bn group employing 60K staff worldwide, delivering back-office workflow and e-commerce solutions to large (mostly Fortune 500) clients, especially those in the finance, utilities & telecoms sectors.

Continued growth in the UK, where they have approx. 1,500 users, means their IT team are now hiring a dedicated SQL DBA to manage and monitor their 50 or so SQL Database Servers (plus a few Oracle).

This role is solely responsible for the performance, integrity and security of their data and the stability of the database systems. It is a really exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and rapidly expanding company that offers great training and career progression.

Key Responsibilities:
• Managing, configuring, maintaining and optimising their database systems [They have about 50 SQL Servers, each of which runs 5+ databases, each database containing <50GB of data]
• Building and maintaining highly scalable database systems
• Database configuration, setup and documenting (systems and services)
• Database failure management, high availability clustering and associated processes, inc backups & restore policies
• Advising on suitable hardware for hosting
• Optimisation of hardware and tuning systems for maximum performance
• Investigating slow running databases and analysing the root causes of problems. Analysis of CPU/Memory/Disk requirements and performance

[Please Note: This role does NOT require SQL development skills, as this is done by another internal team within their business].

Mandatory Skills:
• Microsoft SQL Server 200x
• SQL Server DBA experience
• MS Windows Administration
• Database Security

Desirable Skills:
• SQL Reporting Services
• Oracle and/or MySQL DBA experience
• Enterprise storage solutions
• SQL Scripting
• ITIL Certified

Personal Attributes
• Strong communication skills
• Organisational skills, time management and attention to detail are all essential

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the highly sensitive and confidential nature of some of our client’s work their selection and onboarding processes involve all Candidates having to complete security clearance. ACCORDINGLY, APPLICATIONS CAN ONLY BE CONSIDERED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN RESIDENT IN THE UK FOR AT LEAST 5 YRS.

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  • Location: England, Hertfordshire
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  • Salary: £35k - £45k
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