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Senior Database Administrator

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£50,000 per annum
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Senior Database Administrator

Our Client is one of the world’s most respected technology companies, a leader in the Enterprise Software Sector. They require a Senior Database Administrator

Senior Database Administrator - Responsibilities:

• Designs, creates and maintains highly available and high performing SQL Server databases.
• Supports operations in a high-throughput production environment by proactively managing the performance, integrity, and security of database servers.

• Collaborates with software engineers to provide 24/7 on call support for production operational databases.

• Assists in the management of the hardware and software as related to the operations of SQL Server, including system development, maintenance, and recommendations of purchases of new hardware and software.

• Recommends code tuning/optimizations to engineering.

• Documents, updates and maintains database backup and recovery strategy

• Sets up, monitors, and maintains disaster recovery solutions for production databases.

• Creates and maintains customized database reports and performs data analysis.

• Defines best practices for database design, programming, and tuning

• Collaborates with developers on SQL optimization, code review, defining best practices for database design, programming, and tuning.

Senior Database Administrator - Requirements:

• 10 + years relevant experience in a mission-critical, high throughput database environment

• 3+ experience with SQL Server 2005/2008 features and management

• Extensive experience analyzing database performance, troubleshooting performance issues, capacity sizing and optimization

• Extensive experience writing T-SQL stored procedures and performing query optimization and tuning

• Ability to team with engineers to provide out of hours operational support to a high transaction, production database environment

• Deep understanding of physical storage, indexing, memory management and query optimization

• Experience with storage systems like 3 PAR, NetApp

• Experience analyzing query execution plans and recommending solutions

• Experience with the operational characteristics of SAN storage and how it relates to database performance

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