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SQL DBA/Application Support

Job Title: SQL DBA/Application Support
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: asap
REF: 12482/001
Contact Name: Jon Cundy
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

I am currently recruiting for a SQL DBA/ Application Support for work in a service orientated team based in West Yorkshire.

The role is a hybrid role combining both the specialist skills of a SQL Server DBA and dovetailing with application support. The Systems Team is not deemed large enough to accommodate specialist roles. In order to provide the 24 x 7 support the business required, individuals must have a breadth of skills and understanding of the systems environment with the ability and willingness to adapt to new technologies and the ever changing business requirements.

Main Responsibilities:

SQL Database administration/Design

    • Support /administer all production SQL Server databases (MSCS)
    • Strong understanding of DTS, Triggers, Stored procedures, views and replication etc.
    • Strong understanding of SQL replication (articles ,publications ,subscriptions)
    • T-SQL scripting
    • T-SQL performance tuning
    • Responsible for database security, ssecurity hardening
    • Database Design
    • Reporting Services
    • SSIS development and support
    • Analysis Services
    • Assist the Development /Business Intelligence Teams with database analysis and expertise.
    • Monitor capacity, integrity and performance of production database(s).
    • Monitor and tune database(s) for maximum performance
      • Performance and tuning at the database level and have an understanding of application level issues
      • Database reorganisations
    • Coordinate software and schema releases/updates
    • Ensure new and existing database code is efficient - provide guidance/feedback to the Dev/BI Team.
    • Database troubleshooting
    • Identify, investigate and rectify issues within the environment
    • Provide monthly performance and growth statistics
    • Provide monthly downtime statistics
    • Provide clear and concise documentation
    • Patching and application changes
      • Plan, manage application of hot fixes, service packs and other necessary server configuration changes pertaining to the database systems
    • Responsible for database security
    • Backup and Recovery (perform regular backup & recovery testing)
    • Failover (perform regular failover testing)
    • Document Backup & Recovery procedures
    • Document Failover procedures
    • Experience with general Microsoft HA including NLB and Clustering

General System Application & Administration Functions

  • Support/administer applications, systems and functions that fall within the jurisdiction of the Systems Team
  • Support and write scripts.
  • Administer and support back-ups.
  • Responsible for ensuring:
    • Application installation/support instructions are in place and kept up to date.
    • Application resilience exists and failover documentation is in place and kept up to date.
    • Application failover tests are performed on a regular basis.
    • Databases are recovered and tested on a regular basis.
    • An auditable trail exists for all application failover and database recovery testing.

Desirable Technical Skills

  • Knowledge off IIS applications
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Knowledge of Litespeed Backup & Redgate SQL monitor
  • Upstanding of Firewalls
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013
  • Terminal Server environments
  • Large Database support > 500 GB

Out of Hours Duties

  • Provide 24 x 7 on-call support for unplanned issues
  • Carry out planned out of hours work
  • Responsible for regular nightly procedures
  • Application cover for Gold, Silver, Bronze systems, e.g. Dynamics AX.
  • Respond to messages (i.e. system generated or Voice)

If this exciting opportunity is of interest please contact me ASAP!!