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Senior SQL Server DBA

Senior SQL Server DBA - Kent - £60K

We are working with a highly successful global company in the engineering sector, who have an opportunity for a Senior SQL Server DBA to join their team in their offices based in Kent.

Role purpose:

The role encompasses BAU SQL estate administration, setting strategy, defining road maps and being the SME for SQL Server to the wider business. The DBA would be responsible for the smooth running of all the entire SQL estate within the organisation as well as patching and upgrading as required.

What do you have to achieve?

The role encompasses BAU SQL estate administration, setting strategy, defining road maps and being the SME for SQL Server to the wider business. The DBA would be responsible for the smooth running of all the entire SQL estate within the organisation as well as patching and upgrading as required.

*Establish yourself as the "point of contact" for the SQL Server DB environments
*Provide OS, Database and application support to the UK, Dubai, Canada and the wider customer base.
*Conduct regular formal reviews to ensure all documentation is in place and current and maintain such documentation.
*Conduct regular environment reviews to include security and ensure best practice is adhered to.
*Manage SQL Server backups across all environments
*Conduct regular DR testing and maintain supporting documentation
*Produce a detailed performance & capacity reports for key stakeholders
*Actively look for ways to improve the environments working on a n-1 model
*Continual environment and license consolidation
*Adhoc T-SQL scripting for admin/to cover business requirements
*To work with the development and BI teams to ensure continuity across all stacks
*SQL licensing reviews and upkeep/consultation
*Receiving and analysing technical issues from internal clients
*Finding and applying solutions to the client issues
*Being the SME for the wider business in all areas of SQL Server
*Recognising and escalating critical issues according to policy.
*Conduct regular upgrades (OS, Databases, Applications)
*Working shifts covering core business hours (07:00 - 18:00 Mon - Fri)
*Nights and weekends will be required on an ad-hoc basis to support incidents and planned changes
*Providing on-call support out of core hours including weekends and public holidays

Technical Knowledge

*SME - MS SQL 2000/2014
*SME - SSIS/SSAS/SSRS
*SME DR and HA techniques in SQL Server
*Solid Understanding of SQL Server performance tuning techniques
*Solid Understanding of the MS SQL Licensing models
*Solid Understanding of MS Azure (DBAAS, IFAAS)
*Solid Understanding of Solid understanding of Microsoft Server OS (2008/2012)
*Solid understanding of MS Cluster Technologies
*Solid understanding of Fibre SAN Technology
*Solid understanding of RAID technology
*Solid understanding of PRINCE 2 and working within an ITIL framework
*Knowledge of Solarwinds
*Knowledge of CommVault
*Knowledge of PowerShell for SQL Server
*Knowledge of Oracle / Progress is desirable but not essential

The JM Group is operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim / contract / temporary positions. The JM Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.