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      Database Administrator

      Location: Birmingham

      Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum

      Contract Type: Permanent

      Database Administrator Hybrid Role SQL Server Azure, SQL Server HA and DR, T-SQL SSIS, and SQL Reporting Services

      Our client is seeking a highly skilled Database Administrator with a comprehensive background in data management. As a small but dynamic company, they are looking for an individual who possesses a wide-ranging skill set, encompassing Database Administration, Database Architecture, Database Infrastructure, and Data Engineering. The successful candidate will be an integral part of an innovative Data and Technology Team, playing a pivotal role in the execution of their data and IT strategy. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is eager to design, build, and enhance existing capabilities while constantly striving to implement industry best practices. The ideal applicant should exhibit confidence, enthusiasm, a willingness to push boundaries, and the ability to develop innovative solutions to contribute to the company’s ongoing success.

      **Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities**

      As a Technical Solutions, Database Administrator, you will be responsible for contributing to data and database solutions, both independently and collaboratively within the development team, with a focus on optimizing, securing, and ensuring the reliability of the company’s database systems. Your responsibilities will include:

      **Database Administration:**
      – Installing, configuring, and maintaining SQL Server instances in various environments.
      – Designing and implementing database structures to align with application and business requirements.
      – Collaborating with the data and technology team to maximize database performance.
      – Handling common DBA tasks, such as upgrades, backups, recoveries, migrations, and more.
      – Supporting the test/live system, encompassing all elements of the technology platform and infrastructure, not limited to databases.
      – Solving operational problems, managing incidents, and researching preventive measures.
      – Analyzing and automating tasks to reduce manual intervention.

      **Performance Tuning:**
      – Monitoring database performance to ensure efficient data retrieval.
      – Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks and optimizing query execution plans.
      – Conducting capacity planning and optimization (performance & cost) for both existing and new database infrastructure.
      – Ensuring the continuous performance and availability of databases.

      **Security Management:**
      – Implementing and managing robust database security measures to safeguard sensitive data.
      – Administering user access, permissions, and roles to maintain data governance.

      **Backup and Recovery:**
      – Developing and maintaining reliable backup and recovery strategies to prevent data loss.
      – Regularly performing database backups and conducting recovery procedure testing.

      **Monitoring and Maintenance:**
      – Conducting routine monitoring of database health and proactively addressing any issues.
      – Monitoring and managing multiple data replication streams.
      – Executing regular maintenance tasks and updates to uphold system stability.

      **Job Requirements**

      **Knowledge and Skills:**
      – Several years of hands-on experience in database administration.
      – In-depth knowledge of Azure, SQL Server HA and DR, and related technologies.
      – Strong understanding of database performance tuning strategies and goals.
      – Confidence in taking ownership of SQL and database-related tasks.
      – Proficiency in performance monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting.
      – Experience with MS-SQL and T-SQL from SQL 2016/2019.
      – Familiarity with Microsoft Windows OS 2012R2-2019.
      – Exposure to replication, SSIS, and SQL Reporting Services.
      – Proactive and passionate about all aspects of data and SQL Server.
      – Experience with configuration management.
      – Experience with migrating from on-premises to private and public clouds.
      – A commitment to staying updated on new IT trends and a demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies effectively.

      **Desirable Knowledge and Skills:**
      – Willingness to learn and grow.
      – Ability to write technical documentation.
      – Experience with application security.
      – Knowledge of Linux operating systems.

      **Profile:**
      – A self-starter with a results-oriented mindset.
      – Proven experience in achieving objectives.
      – Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
      – Collaborative team player.
      – Critical and objective thinker.
      – Commercially aware.

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