Production DBA - SQL

iRecruit Partners Ltd
Winnersh, UK
11 Aug 2019
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
iRecruit specialist are working with a growing organisation in Reading who are looking for a Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator due to an expanding customer base. This will be working with the dedicated support team providing critical 24/7 support to customers in a variety of sectors.

The support team manage more than 400 database engines from SQL 2005 to 2016 and Azure SQL DB.

You'll support a variety of customer solutions built on:
  • Microsoft data platform
  • Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Business Intelligence / Machine Learning / Power BI
  • Windows / Linux

Day to day you'll be:
  • Troubleshooting technical issues, finding the root cause and designing, proposing, and implementing solutions
  • Undertaking performance analysis and tuning
  • Proactively assessing our customers' environments to identify potential issues and opportunities for improvement
  • Receiving coaching from more Senior DBAs on more complex issues.

Essential Experience:
  • 5+ years working as a SQL Server DBA using SQL Server to its full extent to fix a wide range of issues..
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong focus on customer service
  • Experience with supporting OLTP systems
  • Ability to learn and adapt to how our customers work
  • Detailed knowledge of how SQL Server works, and be able to effectively explain
  • Supporting High Availability and Disaster Recovery environments (Database Mirroring, Always On Availability Groups, Failover Clustering, Log Shipping)
  • Performance tuning (both individual queries and overall server performance
  • Dealing with P1 issues
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005-2016 installation and configuration
  • T-SQL including the use of stored procedures, functions, tables and views
  • Evidence of ongoing personal development and training to advance your skills and interests

In return our client can offer you a basic salary up £60,000 pa depending on knowledge and experience, increased by £8K when you join the on call rota (usually within 6 months). Plus, up to 10% annual bonus based on performance.

Total cash package worth up to £70,000+ plus benefits!


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