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SQL Production DBA

  • Salary: £45000 - £46045 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Brighton, East Sussex
  • Sector: Database Admin
  • Date posted: 10/03/2017
  • Job reference: J363208A
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Role title

SQL Production DBA




Up to £46,045 pa



My cleint are looking for a SQL Production DBA to ensure our databases are well maintained, contain good quality data and are specified to the correct volume metrics.


You will:

  • Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Apply data modelling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
  • Independently analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
  • Provide support for all critical production systems.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other non SQL based team members.

Essential skills

  • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • Microsoft Database technologies including SSIS and SSRS
  • Hands on experience of SQL Server versions up to and including 2014
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate technical language to a non technical audience.
  • Ability to organize and plan work independently
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
  • MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus


  • Identify, prioritise and plan effectively - Experienced
  • Deliver appropriate outcomes in line with our objectives - Experienced
  • Evaluate, learn, adapt and improve - Experienced
  • Understand our audience - Experienced
  • Communicate clearly - Mentor
  • Build good working relationships - Experienced
  • Respect others - Experienced
  • Take responsibility - Experienced
  • Behave professionally - Experienced

Salary and benefits

As well as a salary of up to £46,045 we offer:

  • Civil Service Pension arrangements, which are recognised as some of the best in the pensions world
  • discretionary bonus arrangements
  • generous annual leave provision
  • flexible working arrangements
  • development opportunities
  • enhanced parental leave arrangements
  • a free employee assistance programme
  • an excellent office location.
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