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ActiveQuote Global Reach, Dunleavy Drive Cardiff South Wales CF11 0SN 0800 862 0373

SQL Server Database Administrator

SQL Server Database Administrator

Responsibilities and Duties  

  • Day to Day administration ensuring that the database platforms are fully supported at all times
  • Conduct database performance, capacity and security management
  • Maintaining a high level of availability of services, and minimising the risk of exposure to system downtime, through continual monitoring of key systems 
  • Defining and improving database coding standards 
  • Maintaining ER diagrams describing the application data model 
  • Improving monitoring of production databases to include metrics such as CPU, memory usage and IOPS 
  • Provide dashboards to management to illustrate monitored metrics
  • Analysing systems proactively to identify problems and trends, proposing technical solutions, and recommending changes to optimise system performance and usability
  • Act in an advisory and consultancy capacity for the Dev team  
  • Identify obsolescent technologies and formulate upgrade plan
  • Ensure database structure, quality, standards and best practices are met
  • Conducting incident management, including post-incident reviews
  • Work closely with the development and project management teams to design and deliver key projects
  • Follow emerging technologies 

 

Skills & Education 

Essential 

  • Expert level experience in database tools such as Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and MySQL
  • Extensive experience in database development and support 
  • Strong proficiency in MySQL or SQL Server database management 
  • Excellent Transact-SQL skills
  • Practical experience in query performance tuning including indexing and statistics
  • Significant knowledge of High Availability and SQL replication
  • In-Depth understanding and practical experience of Always on Availability Groups
  • Database monitoring tools and techniques
  • Experience administering SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Experienced in Disaster Recovery techniques and solutions (Backup and Recovery)
  • Excellent communication skills with management, development teams, vendors and systems administrators 

Desirable 

  • Insight of SQL Integration Services and Analysis Services
  • Experience of Microsoft PowerBI
  • Experience of tools such as MySQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience of Database Design, Development & Data Architecture
  • Experience with Microsoft SSIS and SSRS
  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies (Microsoft Azure)
  • Experience working within ITIL framework (Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Control)
  • Exposure working within a DevOps environment

 

What We’re Offering

  • Competitive basic salary (dependent on experience)
  • 30-32 days holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays) - dependent on experience
  • Extra day off for your birthday
  • Bupa Health Insurance – full cover
  • Income Protection
  • Pension
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Rights (such as Maternity, Paternity and Family Leave)
  • Full ongoing training will be provided with lots of opportunities for progression
  • A hardworking but fun and lively atmosphere with opportunities to develop within the business
  • Employee recognition scheme

 

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