14 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Working for a leading Fintech (Financial Technology) organisation that has a global presence and based in South Manchester, the SQL DBA will support, administer and monitor the company’s entire database platform across all environments.

The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years’ experience as a Microsoft SQL DBA, there is a very mixed workload requirement of both BAU as well as Project work so the ideal candidate must be experienced in balancing the 2 very different types of work.

Responsibilities -

·Reviewing and reacting to service related reports and notifications both for SQL and for specific systems (e.g. database backups, file monitoring, database maintenance/archiving,) to ensure issues are identified and resolved within agreed SLAs

·Taking ownership and resolving of database related incidents and requests

·Responding to database related escalations to the DBA team and working on producing solutions to reoccurring problems.

·Assisting other members of the Infrastructure team with the troubleshooting of database server performance and monitoring.

·Working on projects in conjunction with the development and test teams, including producing of new SQL objects, load/stress testing and the testing/rollout of new functionality.

Essential skills, experience and competencies

·Strong communication skills from all levels of the business, both technical and non-technical

·Flexible, highly organised and able to work to deadlines under pressure

·Good experience with Windows Server 2012 R2, including active directory and Windows Server clustering

·Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recover options for Microsoft SQL, in particular SQL Always On availability groups

·Experience of backups, restores and the automation of which using SSIS packages & SSRS Reports

Desirable skills, experience and competencies

·Experience of SQL Transparent Database encryption with the use of HSM

·Experience of SQL 2016 deployment and administration

·Virtualisation of database technologies on VMWare

·Experience of creating, troubleshooting and maintaining PowerShell scripts

This opportunity offers a fantastic working environment, bi-annually performance related bonus scheme & pension.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80970374

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