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Senior DBA (Database Administrator)

Midlands - West
Salary Details:
£Competitive + Excellent Benefits
About The Role
Duties will/may include:
  • Design, development and management of SQL Server Replication deployments.
  • Review/ advise on SQL Server upgrades/ releases.
  • Development and Management of TeamCity tasks to deploy new and upgrade existing databases, as part of a Continuous Integration Framework.
  • Proactive monitoring of Databases to identify potential performance problems
  • Design and implementation of scheduled maintenance tasks (e.g. Index Reorganisation, Physical & Logical Fragmentation and Statistics).
  • Investigating new versions of SQL Server, with specific emphasis on performance features
  • Assist DBA Team Manager and Team Leaders in design and implementation of security model
  • Assist, when required, other departments in the investigation of reported production database related issues.
  • Advise Developers on performance tuning of code and aid Developers and Technical Architects in database logical design.
  • Production of concise documentation adhering to ITIL framework
  • Database Change Auditing and Risk assessment of all Database Changes/Upgrades
About You
The successful candidate will have:
  • Extensive experience administering Microsoft SQL Server databases, including features such as Server Configuration, Availability Groups, SQL Server Failover Clustering, Partitioning, Backup/Restore, Log Shipping, Replication, Encryption, Server-Side Tracing, Extended Events, Index design and maintenance, security, auditing and performance tuning
  • Knowledge and experience of C# .Net coding
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Linux Server performance monitoring and tuning
  • Knowledge and experience of automating Database Administration functions using PowerShell
  • Accomplished communication skills and an ability to converse with a variety of internal and external users both technical and non-technical
  • A willingness to work independently when required and to drive forward innovations
  • A flexible approach to suit business requirements
Whilst not essential, beneficial skills/knowledge include:
  • Knowledge and experience of administering Elasticsearch on a Linux platform
  • Knowledge of Performance Monitoring and Analysis of SQL Server
  • Knowledge of Redgate SQL Clone
  • Knowledge and experience of administering cloud-based databases
  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Knowledge of VMWare.
  • Knowledge and use of Subversion, TeamCity and JIRA or similar tools/systems.

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