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Database Administrator (SQL Server)

Job Title: Database Administrator (SQL Server)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kingston upon Thames
Industry:
Salary: Excellent Company Benefits
Start Date: Flexible - Will wait notice
Reference: JD/P/16738
Contact Name: Jackie Dean
Contact Email: jackie.dean@gsatechsource.com
Job Published: April 05, 2017 17:24

Job Description

Database Administrator / DBA with SQL Server production experience required for a fantastic opportunity in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

The Database Administrator / DBA will work in the data team, helping provide 2nd and 3rd line support of their production, UAT and test data services, working with colleagues to maintain tools, and resolve incidents and requests quickly and effectively, escalating incidents to colleagues when required.

Key Responsibilities: Our client operates a number of mission critical data services – including a 3TB RAM/144 core/1.6m IOP 4 node SQL 2014 AlwaysOn cluster, Splunk and Tableau for business and operations data analytics.

Projects to be completed in the next year, scaling out our Splunk and Tableau infrastructures and updating to SQL 2016.

Essential Technical Skills or Experience

Windows 2008r2/2012r2/2016
SQL versions 2012r2 or 2016
On-call troubleshooting experience with at least one production SQL Server for a year
Working with developers to improve the performance of that query by tweaking it or modifying indexes
Ability to install software, and understand how you would install software at scale (on multiple systems at the same time)
Service Desk or case-logging software
Familiarity with Active Directory and NTFS permissions
Ability to demonstrate familiarity with the concepts of IP networking and firewalling 
Understanding of security concepts
Tuning T-SQL queries to improve performance
Understanding of programming, specifically .Net
Working with source control
Understanding concepts of NoSQL
Experience database platforms which are not MSSQL

The starting salary and company benefits package are excellent.

Please submit your application for an informal discussion – our client can interview and hire ASAP! GSA Techsource Ltd operates as an Employment Agency when recruiting for permanent vacancies, and an Employment Business when recruiting for contract vacancies. All contract rates quoted are to Ltd companies.

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