Database Administrator/DBA - Production/SQL Server - Stoke-on-Trent

Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Excellent Salary and Benefits - please contact for further details
01 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Database Administrator/DBA - Production/SQL Server
Competitive Salary and Benefits

The Infrastructure Department are looking for a Production Database Administrator to join this exciting and vital part of the business.

The Production Database Team is responsible for supporting our databases and ensuring their performance, availability, scalability and security.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Following and improving internal processes to ensure accurate and consistent database processes are carried out for production database requests with support for operational deployments, business intelligence and analytical reporting requirements
  • Contribute to implementation of and maintenance of a cohesive and consistent approach to system monitoring to ensure that both software and hardware KPI's are reviewed to achieve the business goals.
  • Responding to and resolving ad hoc requests as required to meet business and end user requests.
  • Responsible for monitoring, reporting on and maintaining the reporting of activity and trends on the database servers and databases to senior management to enable a capacity planning strategy to be employed.
  • Responsible for monitoring, reporting on and maintaining a backup strategy for databases.
  • Assist with the introduction of any future methods/technologies employed by the business for varying levels of continuity.
  • Assist with the setup/upgrade and installation of all database servers, ensuring that the correct hardware configuration, covering disk, RAID and storage requirements are in place to provide high availability, scalability and optimum performance.
Skills and Knowledge:
  • Exposure to IT Infrastructure / Database Management.
  • Understanding of SQL Server database technologies
  • Exposure to MySQL and Postgres database technologies.
  • Systems in an environment with varied complex applications and database architectures
  • Strong communication and presentation skills supported by a high level of energy and persuasion. Ability to interact with all levels of the organization in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner.
  • Comfortable presenting project status to other teams and participating in cross functional meetings and working teams.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment on multiple projects with independent deadlines and deliverables, and have a strong attention for detail.
  • Any exposure to RIAK will be highly beneficial.
If you are keen to hear more about this excellent opportunity please send your up to date CV to

Urgent role - please apply now!

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role.
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