Senior SQL Server Database Administrator

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  • Location:

    Derby, Derbyshire

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £450 per day

  • Contact:

    Phil Johnson

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 months +

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Senior SQL Server Database Administrator

+ SQL Server DBA

+ Ideally some Architecture experience

+ SC Cleared role

+ £400-£450 per day

+ Derbyshire based

+ High Availability (Always on)

What we require:

+ Strong experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and above.

+ Working knowledge of Windows operating systems and solid understanding of storage, virtualization and networking concepts

+ Some experience with cloud computing platforms such as AWS or Azure

+ Excellent customer-facing skill


+ At least 5 years' experience supporting SQL Server environments

+ Experience of managing SQL Server environments on Amazon EC2 or Azure VMs

+ Excellent knowledge of SQL Server HADR features, such as clustering and AlwaysOn Availability Groups

+ In-depth understanding of the full SQL Server feature set and their use-cases, for example ColumnStore Indexes, In-memory OLTP

+ In-depth knowledge of SQL Server Database backup and recovery

+ Able to analyse SQL Server performance bottlenecks and tune performance at both Instance-and Query level

+ Knowledge of other Relational database systems would be considered advantageous

+ Experience of designing database environments with HA or Disaster Recovery features

+ Industry-related certification MCTS, MCITP-DBA or AWS/Azure certifications an advantage