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SQL Server DBA

Job Title: SQL Server DBA
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Reference: BBBH55459_1508234673
Contact Name: Jason Coad
Contact Email: j.coad@parity.net
Job Published: October 17, 2017 11:04

Job Description

Senior SQL Server DBA - Production, Migration, SQL Azure

Location - Stoke on Trent

We're looking for a Senior level SQL Server DBA to come in and take a lead role on migration projects and have a major input on their data road map going forward. Are you bored in your current role, babysitting the databases rather than getting stuck into the projects you really want to do like large scale migrations to SQL 2016 or setting up MS Azure environments? Good news, if you want the exciting project work, a great work life balance (no shift work), flexible working hours, working within a growing team then i've got just the role for you.

So why would would you want to work here?

If you're a SQL DBA who wants more out of their role than just BAU work or are fed up having to work ridiculous hours then we can solve that. They have large scale challenging database work, migration projects to SQL 2016 ready to go, and you'll lead the charge setting up SQL Azure. They're a well established organisation with offices all over the UK who like their staff to have a good work/life balance so they give people the ability to work from home or have flexible working around travel or other commitments.

What will you be doing?

  • You'll be responsible for a LARGE database environment. 200-300 databases and 20+ production servers and up to 20 Terabytes of data are the numbers we're talking about
  • You'll be the go to person for monitoring, troubleshooting, and keeping the servers running as smoothly as possible
  • Implementing the ISO27001 strategy - you'll have a big input into this as they have recently gained the standard
  • Migrate Production and non Production servers from 2008r2 to 2016
  • Set up Azure environments - Previous experience of this would be great but if not, it'll be great skill for you to acquire on the job!

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor SQL Servers and troubleshoot issues as they arise to keep the production SQL servers running smoothly
  • Performance tuning and optimisation
  • Maintain existing SQL Environments
  • Provide day to day support to the wider IT Department regarding SQL Estate
  • Manage SQL Server and Database Security in line with ISO 27001 standards
  • Take a proactive approach to performance and process improvement

Technical Key Skills

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2014 / 2016
  • You need to have strong skills with Complex T-SQL - and experience of dealing with very large databases
  • Database optimisation including Execution Plans & Plan Guides

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