Senior DBA

Job Title: Senior DBA
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH28479_1641312448
Contact Name: Jessica Jolly
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 04, 2022 16:07

Job Description

I'm looking for a Senior Database Administrator to join my client's team, on a permanent basis.

The Senior DBA works as part of the Database Systems Team in the Infrastructure Services Department within IT Operations.

This position is required to support and implement the client's IT Strategy and provide 3rd line support for all strategic Database Management Systems across various sites around Europe.

*This is a fully remote role (travel to the office possibly 1 x day a month but extremely limited) and paying up to £55K + benefits*

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) - this person needs to be very strong with SQL Server. The others are nice to have.

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

Flexible approach as working unsociable hours is often required.

They are looking for someone with:

Expert and current knowledge of at least two strategic Database Management Systems: Microsoft SQL Server/Oracle/Postgres SQL/MySQL

Cloud and Powershell is nice to have

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

If thsi sounds like it could be your next challenge then please apply with your latest CV and I will be in touch with suitable candidates.

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