SQL Server DBA

SQL Server DBA

Job Title: SQL Server DBA
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland
Salary: €400 - €450 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH5764
Contact Name: Mark Crorkin
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 27, 2017 17:47

Job Description

SQL Server DBA - Amsterdam

The Database Specialist is responsible for the administration of all retained production, test, development and training environments running MSSQL databases .
The role will also work alongside the trusted partner to deliver the remaining database services, reporting into the relevant workstream Database Manager.
The role requires daily involvement in Change Management, Performance Management, Capacity Management, Security Management, Compliance and Governance as well as 2nd/3rd line technical escalation for incidents and problems.
The Database Specialist will work with projects to build and review new database technology and review work carried out by trusted partners.
The role also requires participation in a call-out rota for P2, P1 and MSO incidents.

Key Accountabilities
Provide technical capability, support and maintenance for the database based platforms and processes across the business including the delivery and documentation of the following:
Operational, initiative and project based activities
Capacity and availability management
Performance management
Obsolescence management
Patch and vulnerability management
Technical design and implementation
Licence & Vendor management
Backup & Disaster recovery management/capability
Database security and hardening
Audit & Compliance
Provide key input into solution design, strategy & roadmaps
Resource management, covering both permanent & contract resource (on & offshore).

Knowledge & Experience
Preferred education/ qualifications:
Degree level or equivalent in technical disciplines

Specific Responsibilities:
Manage high priority incidents (P2/P1/MSO) through to service restoration
Attend Post Incident Review meetings providing meaningful feedback on actions
Manage all incidents and changes related to retained database services
Work with Database Security and Control team to ensure database technology adheres to regulatory compliance
Conduct database performance and capacity management
Carry out regular reviews and updates to DBA processes and database standards
Engage with customers to help improve their service

Provide database design and consultation for projects including attending architectural meetings and approving proposed solution
Attend all relevant project meetings requiring database technology
Work with the Solution Architects, IT Project Managers, Technical Delivery Manager and System Integrators utilising the delivery framework to:
Assess the design and feedback to the Database Manager for approval.
Ensure designs comply with current DBA standards and policies.
Highlight, document and inform the Database Security and Control team of any risks
Obtain regular updates from the trusted partner on project progress
Report delivery status of all projects to Database Manager
Escalate all issues to the Database Manager as required

Service Improvements:
Assume responsibility for the delivery of continual service improvements as directed by the Database Manager
Maintain knowledge of new and emerging technologies that might have application in the business, with a focus on new database features and best practice in database administration
Mitigate risk by identifying obsolescent technology within the database estate and work with Database Manager to implement upgraded solutions
Work with the Database Security & Control team to assess, plan and deploy security and functional database patches across all technologies and editions

Specific Skills & Abilities:
Expert experience of core database technology products so that this role can act as a technical consultant.
Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration
SQL Server Integration Services
SQL Server Reporting Services
Windows Cluster
Active Directory
Significant knowledge of SCOM
Thorough practical and theoretical knowledge of SQL coding
Knowledge of backup and restore
Experience managing site-to-site disaster solutions.
Understanding of the telecoms and media business sector
Understanding of the IT and Transformation processes
Relevant industry experience in an operational environment
Qualified in one or more ITIL / Project Delivery methodologies
Proven track record of managing multiple complex project deliveries simultaneously

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