Senior SQL DBA

Job Title: Senior SQL DBA
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH29914_1648140413
Contact Name: Jessica Jolly
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 24, 2022 16:46

Job Description

My client are looking for a contract SQL DBA or an initial 3 month contract. They have offices across the UK and travel would be expected to your closest one to be 2 days a week.

This is a 3 month contract and outside IR35!

If the below sounds like you then please reply with your latest CV, desired day rate and start date - I will be in touch with suitable candidates.

This will be an immediate start and successful candidates will be offered to role after CV submission and reference checks (no interview required).

The Microsoft SQL Server Senior DBA works as part of the Infrastructure Services team. This position is required to support and implement their IT Strategy and provide 3rd line support to all Microsoft SQL Server platforms across various sites around Europe.

You will:

❖ Provide third line support responding to incident referrals. Support software for Microsoft SQL Server systems
❖ Prioritise problems 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 with various accreditations.
❖ Define operating system installation procedures to create repeatable standard deployments.
❖ Support IT projects in all phases of the lifecycle to ensure adherence with IT policies and procedures.
❖ Document root cause, audit and security remediations for implementation.
❖ Provide continuous service improvement reviews and maintain the Wintel 5 year roadmap.
❖ Maintain solution documentation and accuracy of the configuration management database (CMDB)
❖ Flexible approach to working as unsociable hours is often required.


❖ Expert knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Systems
❖ 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
❖ Extensive problem solving skills
❖ Ability to convert a set of requirements into a documented solution that is supportable by a small team but scalable for growth.
❖ Experience of working with a team of IT engineers and infrastructure across a multi-site environment
❖ Understanding of service management tools from IBM. TADDM, TSM, and IT CAM.
❖ Good organisational skills, the ability to handle a variety of tasks and priorities.
❖ Strong adherence to quality processes and understanding of right first time approach
❖ Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar technical role
❖ Experience of ITIL and Prince 2 methodologies.

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