SQL Database Administrator

Oakland Recruitment
11 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Microsoft SQL Database Administrator – Stoke on Trent

Working in a small team Infrastructure Team and responsible for the day-to-day support and operations. This position will be responsible for all SQL Database Administration and Development related support and projects along with implementing the Group Data

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

• The day to day operations of the groups SQL environment in its entirety.
• Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO).
• Troubleshoot SQL Server service outages as they occur, including after-hours and weekends.
• Plan, maintain and execute database tasks for security and data integrity.
• Daily SQL backup, restoration and off-site replication.
• SQL disaster recovery aspects to include regular DR testing.
• SQL System administration, data cleansing and patching.
• Monitor performance and availability of SQL systems (Target of 98% System availability).
• Fully document the company’s database environment.
• Create the group data warehouse.
• Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO) of the Data Warehouse.
• Maintain logs and reports of activity.
• Assist with database design and development.
May require remote access and out of hours support.

Core Skills/Knowledge:

Experience as a Microsoft SQL DBA. Hands on experience with technical troubleshooting.

• Must possess and clearly demonstrate an excellent understanding of the SQL Server architecture, administration, and security; understanding of Windows Server operating systems; extensive knowledge creating and implementing Stored Procedures, SQL coding and automation using scripts.
• Excellent understanding of database design principals is required.
• Must have knowledge to develop, document and implement written database maintenance procedures.
• The knowledge to produce documentation for existing data processing applications and systems - i.e. process workflow; understanding of database change process management, execution and documentation.
• Database performance monitoring and tuning knowledge; query optimization skills and experience is required.
• Must have the knowledge and understanding to document processes, policies, configurations, and best practices.
• Must have the knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MSSQL Server.
• MCDBA / MCT certification (Desirable).
• Experience of Windows servers, and windows security configurations.
• Good communication and documentation skills.
• Ability to liaise with 3rd party vendors.
Manage your own workload effectively in line with business priorities.


• Work under pressure: Able to work to tight deadlines and under extreme pressure if core systems fail
• Training: Ability to pass knowledge on to other team members and mentor junior members of the team.
• Team work: Become an active part of the IT Team.
• Customers: Have excellent customer service skills
• Manages: Effective time management for yourself.
• Flexibility: Be available out of hours as and when required
• Proactive: Always looking to improve put forward any suggestions to continually improve.
• Change: Embrace and assist in driving change forwards to improve.
• Communication: Communicate with all levels within the business.
• Influencing: Ability to get colleagues to buy into and support your suggestions etc.…
• Relationships: Build strong relationships with suppliers and customers alike.
• Innovation: Research new technologies and put forward proposals to improve business systems.
• Passion & Drive: Enthusiasm about the department, and business and passion for what we do.
• Problem solving: Ability to problem solve on technologies you may have never seen before. Logical thinking and approach.
• Responsibility/ownership: Take charge of your assigned project work and service desk cases, and take responsibility for these from start to end

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