SQL Server DBA Job In Maidenhead

SQL Server DBA


  • £40000 - £45000 per annum
  • Posted: 02/10/2018
  • Maidenhead
  • Job Ref: 216102611
  • Permanent

Job Details

SQL Server DBA

Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire

Salary: £45k

Some of the technologies our client currently uses:
• SQL Server
• PostegreSQL
• RabbitMQ
• DynamoDB
• Amazon Aurora

Responsibilities:
• Help to eliminate operational toil - seek to automate repetitive operations work
• Improve the fault detection for our services
• Help carry out root cause analysis for incidents, and design solutions (both software and human processes) that will help to ensure the same problem doesn't happen in the same way again
• Be part of an on-call rotation for alerts that require engineering expertise to diagnose
• Optimize databases to ensure they are secure, scalable and performant
• Work with product engineering teams to understand performance and behavior patterns
• 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
• 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)