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SQL Database Administrator - Nottingham

Business Intelligence - Business Intelligence
Ref: 189 Date Posted: Monday 11 Mar 2019
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A well-established and UK leading digital entertainment company is looking for a SQL Database Administrator to join their team at their Nottinghamshire based offices.

The role:

Working in our third line IT operations team, you’ll maintain and optimise our Microsoft SQL database environments and implement new solutions as part of project teams.

The company's IT sector supports the entire IT infrastructure including retail, office and data centre environments across the UK and you will be a fundamental part of this team, demonstrating a can-do attitude and a winning mentality. You’ll work closely with their Database Developers, Platforms, Networks and Project teams as well as management across IT and the wider business.

The responsibilities:

  • Provide third line database support.
  • Deliver a robust and stable environment which is well maintained.
  • Perform auditing, monitoring, capacity management and security patching of the database environments.
  • Lead the deployment, configuration and troubleshooting of database technologies.
  • Maintain documentation and mentor colleagues.
  • Research into areas of technical interest.
  • Drive operational excellence and maintain SLA to the business.
  • As a member of the wider IT Operations Team, when required assist with supporting all areas of our Infrastructure including servers and networks.

Previous practical experience:

  • Database backups and recovery models.
  • Management of database access and security.
  • Database performance tuning and maintenance.
  • Installation and updates of SQL Server Instances to appropriate standards.
  • Deployment, configuration and ongoing management of ETL processes.
  • End to end diagnosis of software issues and resolution of incidents.

Desired knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarity with the Microsoft BI Stack and supporting tools.
  • MCSA certified.
  • Data analysis and reporting.
  • OLTP and OLAP workloads.
  • Monitoring tools such as Redgate.
  • Visual Studio.
  • Appreciation of software development techniques and methodologies.
  • Hardware and server configuration (Operating Systems, storage etc).
  • Basic understanding of LAN and WAN networking concepts.
  • Knowledge of data governance and compliance.