Database Administrator (Agile/SQL) - London

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£45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£45000 - £55000 Per Annum
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Database Administrator (Agile/SQL) - London

£45 to £55k + bonus + benefits

My client, a legal Insurance services company is at the start of a transformation agenda that will see change across the entire firm. They are seeking a hands on Database Administrator (DBA) to support a number of these major IT system transformation programs. Take ownership of the current SQL estate to provide support and design a database transformation story that aligns with overall infrastructure plans to move services into the cloud.
The company are the leading providers of legal and handling services to the UK general insurance sector. Currently they provide specialist services to 12 of the UK's 20 largest motor insurers in areas such as counter fraud, costs, credit hire, defendant services, large & complex injury and recoveries.

Main Responsibilities

Database design and development

Provide overall design of data management requirements for all projects
Implement and maintain database security (create and maintain users and roles, assign privileges)
Expertise in Installation, configuration and managing database servers or services to ensure better performance and application availability.

Operational management and ownership of the company's Database estate

Performs systems and application monitoring and alerting
Works with the Engineering teams in maintaining the stored procedures, indexes, etc.
Operationalizes new technologies introduced into the environment
Creating database users, controlling access to SQL Server and making sure right people get access to right data and looking after the security issues
Responsible for disaster recovery planning for SQL Servers.

Acting as the SME for data strategy and transformation activities

Product evaluation
Develop long term strategies that work with the broader business roadmap


Experience in working in an agile environment, using methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban beneficial
Management and responsibility of all database platforms (On-premise and Cloud)
Microsoft Azure DB technology stack
Automates Systems Management tasks
PowerShell\VBS\SQL Scripting
Ability to demonstrate creative thinking, advanced problem-solving, and troubleshooting
Experience with MS SQL Server (versions 2012, 2014, & 2016)
Knowledge of High Availability solutions, such as Mirroring, Replication, Clustering, & Always On (Availability Groups)
Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills, integrity, and personal responsibility
Eager to learn new technologies & take personal responsibility/ownership for technical projects
Experience in Query Optimization and Performance Tuning, using SQL Profiler and other troubleshooting tools
Permissions/User Management experience is highly desired
Expertise in performing in-place upgrade or a side-by-side migration from SQL server
Database tuning and performance monitoring
Hands on Experience in installing, configuring, and monitoring, troubleshooting and managing SQL Server
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
5+ years' experience within database administration

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Tel: 0845 450 6635
Contact: Paul

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