Database Administrator

Recruiter
Exact Sourcing
Location
Pampisford
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment undertaking stimulating work for a technology company that is enjoying worldwide success? Reporting to VP Platform Operations, you will be responsible for maintaining the availability and performance of current and future database technology employed across all of the clients’ products.

Within this role you will work closely with the Platform Operations team and Development Architects to optimize, maintain and support the comprehensive databases required for a global organization and ensure that products are performant and optimized. You will also be a key stakeholder in any Database projects.

The Role
Key responsibilities include:

- Monitoring and optimization of all of the company’s databases
- Database business as usual activities (e.g. backup and validation)
- Troubleshooting queries
- Working with the development team to improve and replace non-performant queries
- Assist in the design of new data infrastructure required by the company’s systems and customers.
- Proactively manage database performance and represent changes to the change board
- Mentor to existing 2nd line support team members
- Document changes and contribute to learning the existing knowledge base.
- Represents the Platform Operations team when Development are planning new database infrastructure.
- Maintain database performance by identifying and resolving problems and feeding back into the development triage process.
- Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

Essentials:

- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, including load and performance testing, replication, ETL and log shipping.
- Passionate about driving best practice for database administration, influencing colleagues within Platform Operations and other team members.
- Prior experience with provisioning SAN storage and data storage technology and distribution.
- Experience in performing maintenance, monitoring and optimization
- Good working knowledge of data security and protection.
- Ability to work to deadlines, understanding of processes and workflows both alone and within a team.
- Must possess good organizational, verbal, listening and written communication skills.
- Excellent attention to detail, problem solving skills and the ability to follow a systematic approach.
- Ability to make decisions without all the answers and thrive in an often-ambiguous fast-moving environment.

Desirables:

- Experience of different database technologies. (e.g. Postrgres and mySQL)
- Experience of cloud-based data solutions (e.g. Amazon RDS)
- Experience in Couchbase or other NoSQL technologies

If you think this Database Administrator role sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, then we’d love to hear from you! To apply for the Database Administrator role, please email with your CV or call .

We very much look forward to hearing from you and will be reviewing all applications over the next 2 to 3 weeks. If you are selected we will be in contact and if not we will be keeping your details on file for any future vacancies.

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