SQL Database Administrator

  • Location

    Farnborough, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    IT, Engineering

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £350 - £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Ben Mcrae

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:


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Role -SQL Database Administrator / Technical Lead

Location - Farnborough

Duration - 3 Month contract (Extension likely)

Rate - £400 per day

Security Clearance - SC

Role Activities:

Provide advice to the business and project teams on accepted standards of:
o Disaster recovery and business continuity plans
o High Availability
o SQL Server Implementations
o Backup strategies
o SQL Server patching strategies
o All other best practices relevant to the business needs

  • Evaluate, implement and document new system designs where databases are required.
  • Ensure the availability and performance of the SQL Estate is within agreed thresholds.
  • Assess and deploy database change scripts provided by third party vendors.
  • Troubleshoot and perform root cause analysis of SQL Server service outages if they occur.
  • Ensure all necessary documentation is in place to comply with all accreditation requirements.
  • Undertake project and BAU work to implement service improvements following any relevant change management processes.
  • Act as an internal escalation point for SQL related matters.

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Microsoft SQL Server (On premise and Azure)
  • Windows / Linux Server technologies
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery concepts
  • Failover Clustering
  • Database Mirroring
  • Always-On Technologies
  • Transaction Log-shipping
  • Strong Transact-SQL and Powershell knowledge
  • In-depth knowledge of the core database engine functionality and features

Desirable Knowledge:

  • Other relational and non-relational database systems including:
  • Oracle
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting / Analysis / Integration Services
  • SAN and Virtualisation technologies (NetApp, Dell Compellent, etc)
  • SQL Server Migration Assistant
  • Software Development lifecycles and tools such as StarTeam, Team Foundation