Lead DBA

Job Title: Lead Database Administrator

Contract: 6 Months+

Location: Hertfordshire

Rate: £750 per day inside ir35

DV Clearance is required for this role

I am working with one of the leading IT Systems Integrators within the UK defence and central government sector, looking to grow their secure infrastructure team for a newly won 9 year programme!

The Lead Database Administrator (LDA) will be responsible for the design, implementation, configuration, maintenance and performance of new, business critical SQL-based database services, being responsible for the end-to-end design, implementation, facilitating the availability and consistent performance of the core) applications

  • Be the main point of contact (PoC) for all MS SQL related matter
    * Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product life-cycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems
    * Provide input into the Event and Protective monitoring processes as relate to the Database Services work-stream
    * Share technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members
    * Independently analyse, solve and correct issues; performing problem resolution end-to-end; providing feedback using Client provided service management tools

Essential Skills Experience

  • Vocational/Diploma/Associate Degree (technical field) or relevant Microsoft certification (MCTS, MCITP and /or MVP Certified) or relevant demonstrable experience with a Minimum of 3 years' experience as a SQL DBA
    * Expertise in multi-site Always-On High Availability Groups (HAG) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
    * Expertise in database encryption techniques, such as but not limited to Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
    * Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Fail-Over clusters
    * Experience with database backup, restores and recovery models
    * Experience of creating and modifying Transact-SQL (TSQL) scripts
    * A working Knowledge of PowerShell scripting
    * Experience of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)


  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server analysis Services (SSAS)
    * Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
    * Knowledge of PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
    * Experience of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)
    * Experience of Microsoft System Centre Operations Manager (SCOM)

If you are interested in this role or wish to apply, please feel free to reply to his advert or call me on 01737 821029 or 07766 512829

Many thanks,