Senior DBA

Job Title: Senior DBA
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: Up to £50000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH27764_1628506991
Contact Name: Jessica Jolly
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 09, 2021 12:03

Job Description

My client are looking for a Senior Database Administrator to join their team, on a permanent basis. Fully remote with very occasional travel to the Midlands.

This role has come about to support and implement the organisaion's IT Strategy and provide 3rd line support for all strategic Database Management Systems across various sites around Europe.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide third line support responding to incident referrals
  • Support hardware and software for strategic Database Management Systems solutions
  • Hardware support is in conjunction with the UNIX/Storage team and Wintel/VMWare team as appropriate
  • Strategic Database Management Systems are currently limited to Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL on premise and in the cloud (OCI, AWS, Azure)
  • Prioritise issues based on severity and urgency and track all outstanding incidents until successful resolution or reallocation
  • Create standard system designs and maintain in line with evolving technologies
  • Design and document fit for purpose, scalable and resilient Database management solutions maintaining compliance the client's various accreditations
  • Define database management system installation procedures to create repeatable standard deployments

We are looking for someone with:

  • Expert and current knowledge of SQL Server
  • It would be highly beneficial if you had experience in any of the following in addition to SQL Server - MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, or Terraform, Puppet, vRealize Automation, Kubernetes, or Oracle Cloud, AWS, Azure etc.
  • Must be willing to learn other database platforms with an aim to be able to cover out of hours on-call for any of them.
  • Experience in compiling project costs and manage to an agreed budget. Looks for value when evaluating competing software products and for opportunities to reduce costs of development
  • Ability to convert a set of requirements into a documented solution that is supportable by a small team but scalable for growth
  • Understanding of service management tools (e.g. Zabbix, TSM)
  • Experience of ITIL and Prince2 methodologies