SQL Server DBA/Administrator

IMR Digital Ltd
London (Greater)
08 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

SSRS, SQL 2016, DBA/Developer, ETL

Leading City based insurance business urgently requires a SQL DBA/Developer to undertake the following role on a permanent basis.

  • Maintenance of the European DW ETL jobs – using SSIS
  • Responsible for installation, service delivery and administration of relational database management systems (RDBMS).
  • Performs configuration, integration, maintenance, performance management, security management, failure analysis and recovery, and user support of the PROD, UAT, and DEV/INT database environments.
  • Provide front-line database administration and support for client facing applications.
  • Participates in development, maintains, evaluates and documents administration of systems tools and related strategies.
  • Communicate with application owners through formal correspondence.
  • Backup/recovery/DR strategy, planning, and execution.
  • Capacity planning and prediction.
  • Ensure compliance with all technical specifications and uphold architectural standards.
  • Responsible for problem escalation to Microsoft Support and third parties as necessary.
  • Work closely with customer and project team on database design and construction of customer databases.
  • Diagnose and solve complex problems including non-functional problems such as performance issues by identifying workarounds, and driving resolution / "owning" the problem.
  • Support Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting requirements and monitor Service Level Agreement (SLA) compliance. Report regularly on overall performance levels and identify trends.
  • Provide off-hours on-call support and scheduled maintenance activities
  • Implementing and managing High Availability and Replication technologies.
  • Install application upgrades as 2nd Level support for Release Management.
  • Occasional travel by car and air to WRBC sites and off-site training may be required
  • And above all:
    • A 'user first' attitude
    • Do what you say you will do
    • A focus on quality

Required Experience

  • 5+ years of experience administering specifically Microsoft SQL Server, including SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014 & 2016
  • SSIS is a fundamental aspect of the role so experience of this is a must
  • 2+ years of experience with another RDBMS (required)
  • Experience managing large 500GB+ databases (required)
  • Experience of implementing Business Intelligence solutions (required)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously and complete work within allocated time-frames
  • Self-starter with good ability to work in a team environment
  • Business knowledge of Insurance
  • Strong query tuning and performance problem solving skills (preferred)
  • Competent in Unix shell scripting
  • Administration support in a multi-customer SOA-based environment with competing demands for your time (preferred)
  • Excellent Communication and Teamwork skills


  • BA/BSc in Computer Science or Information Systems
  • Working knowledge of Windows and UNIX operating systems

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960242287

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