SQL Server DBA / Production DBA

England, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent
11 Feb 2019
11 Mar 2019
Simon Dawson
Contract Type
Full Time

Modis are currently recruiting for an experienced Production Database Administrator / DBA for an initial 6 month contract period. The role is for a passionate innovative market leading client based in Stoke-on-Trent with the potential to extend beyond the initial 6 months


Responsible for day to day availability of all database servers ensuring high performance and availability of the databases that support the business systems in a true 24/7 environment.

Participation in a shift pattern to provide office cover to ensure 24 * 7 support. Note office cover may vary.

Responsible for QA of all UAT and Production database releases

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.

Responsible for the setup/upgrade and installation of all database servers, ensuring that the correct hardware configuration, covering disk and storage requirements are in place to provide high availability, scalability and optimum performance.

Responsible for the setup/management of database security, ensuring that the correct production policies are adhered to, with review in line with company or regulatory procedures.


 Commercial experience of the following database technologies; SQL Server, RIAK.

 Experience of Sql Server high availability features including replication, CDC, extended events and logshipping.

 Experience with windows failover clustering and Powershell.

 Experience of MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle database technologies.

 Experience of large databases in a high concurrency and high throughput environment.

 Experience with 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 organisation in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner.

 Comfortable presenting project status to other teams and participating in cross functional meetings.

 Can work in a fast paced environment on multiple projects with independent deadlines and deliverables, and have a high attention to detail.

Modis International Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Modis International Ltd UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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