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  • £40000 - £50000 per annum
  • Maidenhead
  • Posted: 07/01/2019
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 216102611

Job Details

SQL Server DBA

Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire

Salary: £50k

Some of the technologies our client currently uses:

• SQL Server

• PostegreSQL

• RabbitMQ

• DynamoDB

• Amazon Aurora


• Help to eliminate operational toil - seek to automate repetitive operations work

• Improve the fault detection for our clients services

• Help carry out root cause analysis for incidents, and design solutions

• Be part of an on-call rotation for alerts that require engineering expertise to diagnose

• Optimise databases to ensure they are secure, scalable and performant

• Administration and Maintenance of SQL Server 2008/2012 instances

• Design or enhance database backup and recovery strategies

• Ability to setup and monitor various database high availability solutions, such as mirroring and availability group clusters

• Develop, implement, and monitor performance tuning tasks

• Clone/restore development, test, and staging environments from production instances

• Execute schema and code promotions

• Keep databases in synch using (replication, mirroring, backup/restore, log shipping)

Critical Skills / Competencies:

• Experience in a DBA or Database Engineer position supporting mission-critical databases.

• MS SQL Server experience

• Experience with automation tools (Terraform, Packer & Docker)

• Experience with AWS

• Strong conflict resolution competence

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Experience implementing fault detection

• Experience designing scalable services

• Experience designing distributed, fault-tolerant systems

• Experience with database migration tools (Liquibase, FlywayDB, SQLAlchemy, Active Record Migrations)