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SQL Administrator - Dartford Kent - £40K - £50K + Package

Dartford, Kent
£40,000 to £50,000
Job Type
6 Oct 2020
SQL Administrator - Dartford Kent - £40K - £50K + Package

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an exciting software company for a SQL Administrator to join the team. This is a new position within the organisation and a key role to help evolve not only the platforms future data development strategy but in spirit of our company ethos an environment to Enjoy experimenting, making mistakes, learning and succeeding in making tomorrow better than it was today.

Role of the SQL Administrator

•Establish full understanding of the current SQL Server application and use thereof by internal users and external customers through the various platform interfaces and back end processes
•Work along-side the in-house development team to understand active and future development needs involving database operations
•Implement metrics to actively monitor key components of the databases and appropriate sensors and alarms to pro-actively manage them
•Train other members of the Operations team to support you and the best practices you implement when taking ownership of this area
•Perform Windows Server Administrator operational duties as required to support the running of the databases
•Innovate and experiment with new technologies to maximise the opportunities we can take with our database and platform and be mindful of what could make it better tomorrow
•Support the database backups, high availability, disaster recovery processes and update existing documentation to reflect current and future changes to operating procedures
•Responds to incidents to avoid system outages or restore availability to meet service level objectives
•Perform problem determination, problem resolution, and root cause analysis.
•Perform patching ensuring minimal downtime and leveraging HA services where currently available
•Provide your experience in support to user raised tickets relating to SQL based lab exercises
•Assist in Lab remediation duties and occasional support assistance for tickets

•Minimum of 3 years' experience performing SQL Server administration duties
•Specific involvement with:
oWindows Server Operating Systems - 2012 and above
oSQL Server - Installation and Configuration
oSQL Server - High availability technologies (Always On)
oSQL Server - Backup and Restoration
oDatabase Disaster recovery
oDatabase Performance Tuning
oT-SQL optimization
oReporting writing and Ad-hoc data manipulation
oExperience working with Virtualisation technology (Hyper-V / VMWare)
•Leadership and collaboration skills
•Ability to articulate complex problems in simple terms
•Ability to train and teach others verbally and through documentation of procedures
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  • Job Reference: 179576633-2
  • Date Posted: 6 October 2020
  • Recruiter: Confidential
  • Location: Dartford, Kent
  • Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent