Database Administrator - London

London, England • £45,000 - £60,000 • Permanent • Business and Technology Consulting

We need enthusiastic individuals to join our team of multi-talented, experienced Database Administrators working together to resolve database problems and incidents, to make sure our clients’ get the return they need on their technology investments.

The organisation:
A global organisation with experience of working across a variety of industries, delivering powerful next-generation IT services and solutions. An end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change, serving nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries.

This role will be aligned with the defence, security and intelligence sector; so successful applicants much be able to gain UK security clearance (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance).               

The Role:
 - Monitor database activity and file usage, and ensures necessary resources are present.
 - Determines data to collect and analyses information as appropriate.
 - Investigates and resolves technical database issues of significance.
 - Optimises database accessibility by developing load balancing architectures and processes to eliminate down time for backup processes.
 - Plans and installs upgrades of database management systems software as necessary to enhance database performance.
 - Designs and tests database installation, implementation, and recovery scenarios.
 - Assists project managers in the development of project plans including detailed project estimates and tasks required for database activities. Utilizes standard corporate tools to record change and problem activities for tracking purposes.
 - Integrates databases and commercial of the shelf software; resolves conflicts between databases and of the shelf software, operating systems, and open source applications.
 - Designs and tests database installation, implementation, and recovery scenarios. Determines test to use and collects appropriate data according to established guidelines. Participates in analysis, development and implementation of unique database recovery plans in response to client-impacting outages.
Your skills & experience:
We are looking for people with experience in installation, upgrade, configuration, and support of the following;     
 - Must have at least 5 years of Database Administration experience across the following technologies (Oracle, SQL Server)
 - Install and configure database binaries
 - Backup/recovery procedures and scripting
 - High availability
 - Disaster Recovery
 - Write and maintain scripts to automate DBA tasks – Bash/SQL/JSON
 - Ensure data security
 - Perform routine, periodic and proactive operation and monitoring

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