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Senior SQL DBA Server Engineer - Glasgow

£negotiable + Benefits - Technology & Data
Ref: 3972 Date Posted: Monday 17 Sep 2018
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Senior DBA Server Engineer required for the Glasgow Technology team of this global professional services firm.

Your responsibility as a DBA will be the performance, integrity and security of all databases. You'll be involved in the planning and development of databases, as well as in troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users (c1500). Provide strategic guidance, development and support of the Database infrastructure. Provide 4th level operational; support and act as escalation point for Database problems. It is envisaged that the role will be 70% SQL focussed and 30% Server Engineer focussed. The role covers both BAU tasks and project implementations.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all database servers are backed up in a way that meets the business’s Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)
  • Test backups to ensure we can meet the business’ Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
  • Troubleshoot SQL Server service outages as they occur
  • Configure SQL Server monitoring utilities to minimize false alarms
  • Assist with database technology design and improvement for High availability and DR operations
  • Install and configure new SQL Servers
  • Deploy database change scripts provided by third party vendors
  • Improving performance including hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query changes
  • Documenting the company’s database environment
  • Act as a key player in project work relating to upkeep and maintenance of the backend infrastructure (this includes all Microsoft technologies, backup technologies and SAN storage technologies)
  • Development of policies and standards

Essential skills and experience:

  • In Depth Knowledge of:
  • Extensive Microsoft SQL Server experience
  • Working with Microsoft Active Directory 2008/2012
  • Microsoft clustering Technology
  • Experience of Windows 2008/2012/2016 Server and supporting technologies such as DNS, WINS, DHCP
  • Virtualisation Technologies in particular Vmware vSphere
  • Significant relevant work experience in a similar role

Salary £negotiable + Benefits.  For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (0141) 530 4333 or email