SQL Server DBA

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£300 to £350 per day
London, Tower Bridge
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Based in Central London, Tower Bridge

SQL Server DBA:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008R2/2012 (3 years+ recent installation, administration & troubleshooting)
  • Backups, Recovery and DR – logshipping, mirroring, replication (merge/transactional)
  • SSRS – Competent installation, configuration, administration, development and deployment
  • SSIS, SSAS – Competent understanding of deployment and troubleshooting.
  • Failover Clustering (physical and virtual configurations)
  • Upgrades/Migrations/Patching
  • Competent understanding of T-SQL
  • Windows Experience – Windows Server 2003 onwards (Powershell, WScript)
  • Microsoft Certified in SQL Server a plus.


  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases
  • Database San Storage Migrations/Replication/Snapshots
  • SQL Databases running on Virtual Hosts.
  • ITIL Background
  • Microsoft or Oracle Certified in RBDMS technologies.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Eager to learn internal procedures and make improvements.
  • Able to pro-actively provide creative solutions and service improvements.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Able to Juggle several task simultaneously.


High Level Functional Activities:

  • Use database management tools to investigate, diagnose and resolve database problems within service level agreement tolerances, referring to database users, other staff and suppliers as necessary.
  • Use database management systems software and appropriate analysis tools to collect routine database performance statistics and create reports, including proposals for improvement.
  • Carrying out routine configuration/installation and reconfiguration of Oracle/SQL Server database and related products.
  • Enrols users, maintains system security, controls and monitors user access to databases.
  • Backs up and restores databases, maintaining archived backup data on tape or other medium, Performs data maintenance and borrowing activities.
  • Assists users or acts on their behalf to create complex query definitions (SQL, PL/SQL, TSQL) in order to extract and manipulate data.
  • Assists in documenting procedures and scripts for all aspects of database installation, configuration and administration.
  • Works with application developers, support staff and external software vendors to troubleshoot site-specific performance issues, escalating to developers for software fixes or implementing database improvements.

Work Experience Essential:

  • Installation / configuration of databases.
  • SQL Clustering management.
  • Oracle RAC Support.
  • Good working knowledge of LINUX.
  • Creation of tables and indexes.
  • Creation / upkeep of maintenance scripts.
  • Implementation of security.
  • Architecture design.
  • Troubleshooting of database application / backup errors.
  • Restore of databases.
  • Execution of stored procedures.
  • Configuration and support of SQL replication.
  • Log Shipping Patch / service pack updates.