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Database Administrator

Job Title: Database Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bath, Somerset
Industry:
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 21340_1578386506
Contact Name: Pierrick Rodriguez
Contact Email: pierrick.rodriguez@talentinternational.com
Job Published: January 07, 2020 08:41

Job Description

Database Administrator

The successful candidate will work as part of a collaborative DevOps team comprised of Infrastructure, Environment & Release, Application Support, business SMEs, test analysts and developers that sprint at a two-weekly cadence. They will be part of an agile team who are building a modern scalable and flexible microservices architecture to support the future vision of our company. They will work across internal and external environments that are managed in-house, as well as by 3rd party suppliers.

Specialist Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

> Minimum of 4 years' experience working as a Production Database Administrator (DBA).

> Experienced in SQL Server 2014 and above, in a high-availability environment.

> Experienced in MongoDB.

> Knowledge of Data Warehousing, and ETL design and management.

> Proven record of performance tuning within an expanding and busy production environment.

> Proficient with Data migration across differing database platforms.

> Understanding of securing data between development, UAT, and other environments, and ability to understand and work within GDPR guidelines.

> Solid foundation in sizing, capacity planning, backup and disaster recovery planning.

> Solid foundation in, and understanding of, SQL patching and its relation to existing\business critical processes and applications.

> Thorough understanding of database security and its application across multiple environments.

Desirable:

> Knowledge of working on Azure DevOps.

> Experience of working in the Financial Services Sector.

> Experience\knowledge of Microsoft azure, and cloud data architecture.

> Agile Project Management (Scrum)

Core Responsibilities:

> To support and maintain the database infrastructure, including the delivery, support and maintenance of high availability environments.

> Investigate and resolve issues and manage them through the IT Support Desk.

> Constantly challenge existing practices and processes and suggest improvements.

> Achieve and actively maintain your skills and knowledge to adhere to the Training and Competence standards.

> Meet all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations.

> Ensure that the Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) principles are adhered to, supporting Customer Service improvement initiatives, raising any areas for concern with either line manager or compliance.

> Focus on developing, implementing and sharing best approach.

> Recognise the importance of working together as a team to maximise team, department and company results.

> Report risk concerns to line manager.

Benefit Package:

>Competitive salary.

> Discretionary bonus each year.

> Working from home options available.

> 25 days holiday per calendar year plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase or sell up to 5 additional days per year.

> Tech Scheme (buy discounted electrical products and pay back monthly via Company payroll).

> Cycle to Work scheme.

> Supported and encouraged professional development.

> Regular social events.

> Flexible dress code in the office.

> Private Medical scheme.

> Income protection scheme.

> Group contributory pension scheme.

> Internal mentoring scheme.

> Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

> Interest free season ticket loans for travel costs.

> Various corporate gym membership rates.

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