Job Title: SQL DBA
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warrington, Cheshire
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH29961_1649407816
Contact Name: Jessica Jolly
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 08, 2022 09:50

Job Description

My market-leading innovator of cloud-based software are looking for a SQL DBA to join their growing IT team, who went through double-digit growth during 2021.

*This role will be mainly home-based however travel is expected to either their Warrington or Leicester office as and when (approx. 1-2 days a month)*

The successful candidate will be leading on two core work streams:

Workstream one will be to maintain and optimise their current test and production SQL servers which are hosted in MS Azure, this will include performance management, maintenance, resilience, backups and security.

Workstream two will be to lead their new data storage strategy for all products within the group working closely with their solution architect to meet the overall product strategy for the business.

This will include database technology selection, migration and test strategies, recruitment of new resources etc. This is an ideal career opportunity for someone who enjoys working within a collaborative, autonomous environment, whilst applying their wealth of experience in this Database Administrator role.

Key Responsibilities:
* SQL Server database and server backup. Regular automated verification of backups
* SQL Server health and performance monitoring
* Automated maintenance of SQL Server databases, re-indexing, consistency checking, growth management (monitoring and forecasting)
* Design and implementation of highly available server topologies to meet business requirements
* Implementation and management of Database Mirroring, Clustering, Availability Groups and Log Shipping.
* Implementation of SQL Server native encryption (as appropriate) to meet regulatory requirements.
* Provision of new SQL Server instances and performing upgrades and patching
* Supporting, advising and mentoring developers of all levels with respect to T-SQL coding, consideration to performance, and suggested best practices based on real-world experience.
* Migration of on-premises servers to cloud based solutions
* Selection and introduction of new database technologies working in conjunction with software architect to design scalable and secure product platform
* Reduction in performance "outages" and meeting availability targets included with our SLA's
* Ensure RPO and RTO objectives for data can be achieved, supporting in business continuity/disaster recovery testing
* Database schema design and implementation
* Design and deployment of Reporting Services reports and supporting database objects
* Support with out of hours issues/deployment when required
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with meticulous attention to detail, ability to work quickly under pressure when required

Qualifications & Experience:

* Extensive experience in a senior DBA role with complete responsibility for all aspects of database management, preferably in SaaS product environment.
* Experience working with very large datasets
* Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO) of database systems and supporting software developers
* Advanced knowledge of database security, backup and recovery, and performance monitoring standards
* Worked as part of a large software team, preferably in Agile environment
* Experienced in Data Warehouse technologies

* MCSE/MCSA certification
* Azure SQL qualifications
* Dev/Ops Experience

In return there is a generous salary up to £65K + a great benefits package.
If this sounds like the next move in your career, then please apply with your latest CV and I will be in touch with suitable candidates.


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