Database Administrator

Zonal Retail Data Systems Limited
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Role Summary Ensuring the administration, monitoring, performance and availability of our mission critical datacentre and customer on premise database services. The Technical Services Department consists of Managed Services, Field Service Engineering, Repair Centre, Warehouse and Production, Technical Support and Technical Consultancy reporting to the Director of Technical Services and ultimately to the Operations Director. Support is provided based upon the SLAs in place with the customers. These are monitored on a daily basis and reported back to the customer at regular intervals. Core Responsibilities - Administration, monitoring and troubleshooting of datacentre and customer on-premise database systems - Managing performance, availability, and disaster recovery of database systems - - - Skills, Knowledge & Experience Essential - Minimum of 3 years' experience in installation, management, and production support of MS SQL in a mission critical environment - Hands on scripting and automation skills - Demonstrable experience in backup strategies, maintenance frameworks, performance tuning, proactive monitoring, and remediation - Solid troubleshooting skills and attention to detail - - - Some or all the following - - Tool creation and scripting with T-SQL / Powershell - Transactional replication, mirroring, AlwaysOn Availability Groups - Tuning, query optimisation and execution plans - Generalised Windows Server and vSphere administration - Degree educated or relevant professional certification - Experience of delivering exceptional customer service both internally and externally within an IT service environment - Exhibit planning and organisational skills; able to establish efficient and appropriate plans for self and others, adapting quickly and effectively to unexpected changes whilst still ensuring objectives are met - Customer service; must understand and respond to customer needs (internal and external) and exceed expectations where possible. - Communication and team working; must work co-operatively with others to achieve a common goal and communicate information in a clear, concise and accurate manner.
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