Database Administrator

  • Permanent
  • Cumbria
  • Posted on February 5th, 2020

Database Administrator

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 Per Annum + Benefits

My client is a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation. They are at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients' opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms.

Due to an ever-increasing client demand and significant growth, my client is looking to hire an experienced Database Administrator.

The Role:

  • Provide input into the design and specification process to ensure best practice and standardisation of database builds
  • Install and configure SQL Server/Oracle on single servers and clusters on physical and virtual (VMWare) environments
  • Use available tools (built in or 3rd party) and work with application support teams and vendors, health check SQL Server/Oracle environments and propose recommendations for performance tuning and optimisation
  • Work with cross-functional technical project teams, assist solution and technical architects to design scalable, performant and secure SQL Server/Oracle installations
  • Contribute to capacity planning and sizing estimates
  • Set up:
    • backup and restore strategies
    • disaster recovery procedures
    • monitoring and alerting
  • Impact assess change documents to identify deliverables and commercial impact
  • Keep abreast of new functionality that can be exploited by support teams and applications teams to enhance the operability and/or performance
  • Contribute to the development of team processes, procedures and documentation and other continuous improvement initiatives
  • Participate in an on-call scheme as the team operates a call out rota 24/7x365 (overtime is funded), which includes attending onsite for call out for secure clients on occasion
  • Must be eligible for SC Clearance

Essential Skills:

  • Proficient in both MS SQLServer and Oracle (Certified)
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to build & maintain working relationships with internal & external customers
  • Systematic, disciplined & analytical approach to problem solving
  • Installation, configuration and performance tuning experience of SQL Server 2000, 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQLserver2016 and SQLServer2017
  • Installation, configuration and performance tuning of Oracle RDBMS versions 7-18
  • Applying the latest patch sets

To apply please click the “Apply” button and follow the instructions. For a further discussion, please contact Lisa Foreman


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