Operational SQL Database Administrator

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As a Database Administrator, you will be a prominent member of the Company’s Database Administration team, managing Databases across our National Security portfolio, providing support to day-to-day critical business activities.
The successful applicant will:
•    Maintain smooth operation and implement changes following best practice;
•    Implement and maintain backup and recovery solutions to support RPO and RTO Objectives;
•    Analyse customers’ incident and problem tickets within strict Service Levels;
•    Liaise with Senior Internal Stakeholders, Clients and other third parties to ensure that their requirements meet your development in the most efficient and cost-effective manner;
•    Liaise with Change and Release Management functions to enable the smooth transition of solutions from Test and Pre-Production into Production;
•    Provide accurate estimates for their own work;
•    Understand and apply a formal quality approach;
•    Produce both customer-facing and internal knowledge base documentation as required in line with company and customer standards;
•    Participate in and facilitate knowledge sharing between Support, Development and Service Delivery functions;

We are looking for a dynamic individual with experience in Operational SQL Database administration who has a knowledge and understanding of Cloud Technology. You will be self-motivated and able to multi-task in line with customer SLAs. You must be comfortable speaking at a technical level to technical and non-technical teams and have strong written and verbal communication skills.

You will have:
•    Solid experience as an Operational DBA (Preferably SQL Server);
•    Deep knowledge of Database Administration;
•    Experience and/or Knowledge with Cloud technology (Preferably Azure);
•    Experience and/or Knowledge of Data Pipelines and ETL/ELT process;
•    Practical knowledge and experience of database High Availability solutions;
•    Proficient knowledge of Database Design and Database Server Infrastructure;
•    General knowledge of Windows Server, Unix and Linux environments;
•    General Security Awareness & Understanding;
•    Experience of Database Migrations;
•    Experience of Query Performance Tuning;
•    Excellent Communication Skills with all levels of staff both internal and external stakeholders;
•    Excellent organisational skills and a keen eye for detail;
•    Ability to pick up and learn new technologies quickly;
•    Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, pressured environment;
•    Analysis and solving of Incidents and Problems;
•    Excellent planning and organisational skills.


Intelligent Recruitment

We constantly remind ourselves that people come first, so we have a commitment to providing an excellent personal service to our clients and candidates with the know-how to save you from wasted time and disappointment.

Our clients come from all commercial and industry sectors and, in particular, we have expertise in sourcing candidates in the land, marine, air, weapons, electronics, communications, avionics and cyber security domains.

GardPass Consulting bring a discerning approach to the resolution of both organisational recruitment requirements and individual career aspirations. 

Mobilising and placing individuals and large teams on a global basis at speed in complex situations is one of our specialities. We offer a wealth of experience and expertise in supplying project personnel on a worldwide basis, backed-up by a huge network of qualified, experienced professionals (many of them security-cleared at various levels). Many of our candidates have worked with us on several projects – often for the same client, by request.

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+44 7939 073902
Pendragon House, 65 London Road
St Albans

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