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SQL Server DBA (Production & Development) job in Exeter

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Job Ref:  204710081
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Exeter
Salary:  £40000 - £45000/annum Excellent Benefits
21/10/2016 02:22
We are looking for a Senior SQL Server DBA to join a dedicated technology team, working alongside experienced and talented development staff.

You will be responsible for managing applications and software keeping a large number of servers running smoothly, backing them up, planning for increases in capacity and assisting the Database Developers with optimizing their T-SQL & SQL code by reviewing indexes, arranging joins and creating additional indexes.

You will be responsible for the up-time and performance of the databases, the performance of ALL the SQL Server instances and the safety of the data in those database (backups & disaster recovery). You also require experience in monitoring performance and the ability to limit any periods of downtime; you will also be an expert at troubleshooting and maintaining high availability.

You will essentially be responsible for managing a number of large customer facing SQL Server web-based software products and SQL Server instances - this is an important and full-time job in itself!

We are looking for a DBA with a very good understanding of CPU utilization, I/O performance and disk space management, someone who is experienced in reviewing event and SQL Server logs.

On a daily basis you will be responsible for;

Installing/Patching SQL Server instances - you will responsible for installing new instances of SQL Server and making sure that the existing instances stay current on Microsoft patches. This includes managing Collation Settings, Drive/File Layout, Installation, Optimisation, Storage, Scalability, Batching, Loading, Transactional updates, Redundancy (multiple levels), Recovery and Backups.

You will have experience in designing and maintaining security models; you will have solid knowledge of protecting and safeguarding data and in-depth SQL Server configuration experience.

You will also be responsible for creating server maintenance plans to ensure that the databases can be easily managed, updated and maintained.

The systems and software you will be supporting are real-time based, they operate as cloud-based applications therefore any experience working with cloud-based systems/software is beneficial but NOT essential.

The development team operate in an Agile/SCRUM environment, any knowledge of supporting and working within Agile/SCRUM would be a bonus as would knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems.

Please forward your application and CV (in word format) and I will call you immediately to discuss this very exciting opportunity!


SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2, Production DBA, DBA, T-SQL & SQL, Cloud, Performance Tuning, Backups, Disaster Recovery, Patches, Collation Settings, Drive/File Layout, Installation, Optimisation, Storage, Scalability, Batching and Loading.

Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond to applicants whose skills and qualifications are suitable for this position.

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010.

Bowerford Associates Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy
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