SQL Server Database Administrator

£45000 - £55000 per annum
20 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This dynamic consulting and software development house is looking for a candidate who has a minimum of 5 years' experience as a DBA in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012 / 2014 and 2016. Experience of SQL Server AlwaysOn and mirroring is highly desirable, and experience of SSIS and / or SSRS is preferable.

They are an innovative outsource provider with offices in London and in Mumbai and Goa in India and are looking for a Database Administrator to join their Remote In-Sourcing team on client site with a large firm of lawyers in Central London. This is a permanent position.

You should be more than just a techie - someone with good lateral thinking and communication skills and the ability to work unsupervised and who shows initiative.

You will be required to work closely with the rest of the team to undertake a full range of Database Administration tasks alongside our team of offshore developers in an Agile environment. As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to assist your peers and junior team members. You will work closely with their team in India.

The key experience required includes:

- Relevant experience of SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012/2014/2016
- AlwaysOn and mirroring
- SSIS and / or SSRS
- Clustering and failover
- SQL Server and database security
- Virtualisation (with SQL Server)
- Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting
- Design, installation, capacity planning, log management, backups etc.
- T-SQL coding (if possible), and Scripting
- ITIL best practices (ideally)
- Wintel platforms / Windows Server
- Contributing to agile meetings, including planning, review, retrospectives and daily stand ups
- Using agile tools and techniques to manage workload and collaborate within the team
- Where necessary supporting, enhancing and refactoring stored procedures, triggers and user defined functions for existing applications
- Understanding, demonstrating and encouraging software craftsmanship
- Assisting with release of software applications developed or maintained offshore

- The right candidate will be experienced in the development, support and administration of: stored procedures, triggers and user defined functions in Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
- The successful candidate will also be responsible for the on-going maintenance of databases, ensuring backup integrity and supporting the department's disaster recovery strategy as well as the migration of databases to new environments.

Essential skills:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2016 / 2014 / 2012 / 2008 R2
- Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
- Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
- PowerShell

Desirable skills
- Agile (Scrum or Kanban)
- Team Foundation Server

Job Offer

They are offering the following position:

- Permanent position;
- Remuneration negotiable £45,000 to £55,000 per annum;
- On client site in Central London - near Thameslink Station (EC4M);
- Interesting and varied work;
- Commence work within one month.

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