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SQL Server DBA

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Industry: IT & New Technology
Salary: Negotiable Contact: Alex Murrell
Posted: over 2 years ago Contact Email: amurrell@meridianbs.co.uk

Meridian Business Support are currently looking for a SQL Server DBA to join an exciting engineering company based in Cheltenham.You will lead or contribute to database/datawarehouse design and development, producing performant, scalable and secure SQL Server database implementations. You will recommend and monitor standards and best practices, mentor colleagues and drive up the effectiveness of IS services.

As the single IS DBA resource you will be both highly competent and motivated with a service oriented mentality. You will take ownership for the database environment and be comfortable working independently, and across the cross functional IS teams simultaneously.

Examples of your primary responsibilities are tracking and resolving database related incidents and requests, fulfilling requests, reviewing service related reports (e.g. database backups, maintenance, monitoring) on a daily basis to ensure service related issues are identified and resolved, responding to database related alerts and working to come up with strategic solutions to recurring problems.

Some of the your responsibilitys will include:

  • Proactively manage, monitor and tune the database environment to minimise business disruption and identify and drive initiatives to improve the quality and effectiveness of the IT services
  • Determining appropriate database backup, recovery and archival strategies. Ensuring database integrity following recovery or restore.
  • Responsible for Problem Management related to Database Support and coordinate with other teams to ensure problems are managed correctly
  • To analyse incidents and identify underlying root causes.
  • Performing maintenance functions on databases, software and application interfaces in accordance with the appropriate change controls.
  • Provide database support to other IS disciplines (BI Analysts, Application Developers etc.)
  • Ensure database environment is fully supported, identify and plan database software upgrade and patching activities. Ensure this is appropriately tested before actioning in production.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

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