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DATE ADDED: Thu 12/03/2020

Senior DBA - 6M Contract - Outside IR35

Chippenham, UK
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COMPANY: MICHAEL PAGE

JOB TYPE: Contract, Full Time

SALARY: £350 - £450

The DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of regulated and non-regulated RDBMS systems, the integrating of systems using ETL and supporting implementation of Master Data Management.

Client Details

Global Organisation

Description

The DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of regulated and non-regulated RDBMS systems, the integrating of systems using ETL and supporting implementation of Master Data Management. They ensure the Data Integrity (ALCOA+) of our applications. They will engage on requirements capture as much as technical administration, and work with all departments to ensure IT and Quality change controls are executed. This is a "hands-on" position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities

  • Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
    • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, integration of alerting into the service desk, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
      • Independently analyse, solve, and correct issues in real-time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
        • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
          • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
            • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members
              • Explain, define and deploy feature to help integrate systems (ETL)
                • Explain, define and deploy features to help support master data governance across processes and systems.

                  Skills and Qualifications

                  • MS SQL Server Administration experience required on 2008-2020 releases
                    • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using monitoring and troubleshooting tools
                      • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
                        • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
                          • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
                            • Excellent written and verbal communication
                              • Flexible, team player, "get-it-done" personality
                                • Ability to organize and plan work independently
                                  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
                                    • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
                                      • MCTS, MCITP, and/ or MVP certifications a plus - desired
                                        • Experience of working in Pharmaceutical, Financial or other regulated industries
                                          • DBA contractor focus / deliverables
                                            • Update all instances of SQL installed with applicable patches for the existing version, following change control (IT & Quality)
                                              • Secure all instances of SQL to ensure data roles and permissions are in place
                                                • For current versions of SQL, consolidate these to a SQL farm with data resilience subject to licenses and cost reductions / nil cost gain
                                                  • For old SQL versions, identify if these applications can be consolidated to a single instance and move them if they can

                                                    Profile

                                                    • MS SQL Server Administration experience required on 2008-2020 releases

                                                      • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using monitoring and troubleshooting tools

                                                        • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models

                                                          • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server

                                                            • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory

                                                              • Excellent written and verbal communication

                                                                • Flexible, team player, "get-it-done" personality

                                                                  • Ability to organize and plan work independently

                                                                    • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment

                                                                      • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams

                                                                        • MCTS, MCITP, and/ or MVP certifications a plus - desired

                                                                          • Experience of working in Pharmaceutical, Financial or other regulated industries
                                                                            • DBA contractor focus / deliverables
                                                                              • Update all instances of SQL installed with applicable patches for the existing version, following change control (IT & Quality)
                                                                                • Secure all instances of SQL to ensure data roles and permissions are in place
                                                                                  • For current versions of SQL, consolidate these to a SQL farm with data resilience subject to licenses and cost reductions / nil cost gain
                                                                                    • For old SQL versions, identify if these applications can be consolidated to a single instance and move them if they can

                                                                                      Job Offer

                                                                                      Opportunity to extend to 12 Months
                                                                                      Role: Senior DBA - 6m Contract - Outside IR35
                                                                                      Job Type: Contract, Full Time
                                                                                      Location: Chippenham, South West, South West

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