SQL Consultant

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  • Location:

    Buckinghamshire, England

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  • Salary:

    £350 - £450 per day

  • Contact:

    Tom Barrett

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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SQL Consultant

Location: Buckinghamshire

Rate: £350 - £400 per day

Duration: Initial 3 month contract (with project expected to last 12 months)

Clearance: SC Clearance or NPPV Clearance is required before starting this role

Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a face paced, leading IT Services organisations as a member of the Digital Transformation Centre team, which will offer you the ability to broaden your skills set while taking on greater technical responsibility.

You will apply your skills to:

  • Designs and tests database installation, implementation, and recovery scenarios. Determines test to use and collects appropriate data according to established guidelines. Participates in analysis, development and implementation of unique database recovery plans in response to client-impacting outages

  • Monitors database activity and file usage, and ensures necessary resources are present. Determines data to collect and analyzes information as appropriate. Investigates and resolves technical database issues of significance

  • Ensures that data is stored securely meeting all customer and regulatory requirements

  • Implements and supports database security regulations, policies, and guidelines. Monitors security bulletins to obtain information of potential threats; installs necessary security patches to ensure ongoing database security

  • Plans and installs upgrades of database management systems (DBMS) software as necessary to enhance database performance. Researches various hardware and software products; recommends solution and implements approved products

  • Functions as a technical project leader or provides work leadership for less experienced personnel on a portfolio of databases, including installations and upgrades of DBMS software and backup/recovery strategies. Reviews and approves application and database design decisions to ensure that application solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and reliability upon deployment

  • Assists project managers in the development of project plans including detailed project estimates and tasks required for database activities. Utilizes standard corporate tools to record change and problem activities for tracking purposes

  • Collaborate and contribute in the development of solution designs

Core Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive and demonstrable Microsoft SQL experience in supporting, designing and implementing solutions

  • Good programming skills for database management and general software

  • Windows administration and troubleshooting experience

  • Excellent oral communication and technical documentation skills

  • A good understanding of cloud database services

  • Broad understanding of computing especially on technology evolution

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Big Data and big data tools

  • Windows administration and troubleshooting experience

  • Oracle DB Skills

  • Linux Administration

  • Security

  • Wintel and DB Management Tools

  • Experience of working within Agile Project Management methods