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SQL DBA / Database Administrator


SQL DBA / Database Administrator

A talented and experienced Production DBA is required to join a growing and awarding winning fintech who are scaling their engineering team to improve and enhance their services and features of their platform to make it the best value in the sector. As a Database administrator you will be working in an agile team, following scrum practices and responsible for helping to maintain availability on all current and legacy services, whilst working with the teams to design and build new strategic services based on Azure and public cloud technologies.

You will work with key business stakeholders, scrum teams, DevOps, Security and 3rd party vendors to ensure delivery of effective, resilient and efficient solutions to customers.

The role will involve:

Delivering features and enablers designed to make use of public cloud technologies (specifically Azure) and creating maintainable code and infrastructure.
Support and maintain the database infrastructure, including the delivery, support and maintenance of high availability environments.
Support application releases, including implementation of schema changes across all database environments, providing expert level support to internal departments to ensure their code/queries perform optimally.
Assist/support the development teams to ensure good database design is adhered to and assist/support release managers in optimising the release processes.
Work across internal and external environments that are managed in-house, as well as by 3rd party suppliers.
Build repeatable infrastructure and hold configuration in place using automation and proactive monitoring.
Investigate, resolve and perform root cause analysis on service outages, resulting in permanent resolution whilst identifying improvements.
Identify and remove technical debt to improve the efficiency of systems.
Mentoring of team members and sharing knowledge across the team to enhance team capabilities.
About You:

You will have a strong background in infrastructure & IT Operations and will be passionate about automation and process efficiency and creating highly scalable and available production services.
Skills & Experience:

Strong experience working as a Production Database Administrator (DBA).
Experienced in SQL Server 2014 and above, in a high-availability environment.
Experienced in MongoDB and non-relational databases.
Knowledge of Data Warehousing, and ETL design and management.
Proven record of performance tuning within an expanding and busy production environment.
Proficient with Data migration across differing database platforms.
Understanding of securing data between development, UAT, and other environments, and ability to understand and work within GDPR guidelines.
Solid foundation in sizing, capacity planning, backup, and disaster recovery planning.
Solid foundation in, and understanding of, database server patching and its relation to existing\business critical processes and applications.
Extensive benefits include:

Discretionary bonus each year.
Working from home options available longer term up to 2 days per week and the role currently will be fully remote during covid
Flexible working hours available.
25 days holiday per calendar year with the holiday option to purchase or sell
Cycle to Work scheme.
Hack days.
Attend conferences and meet-up events.
Regular social events.
Private Medical scheme.
Income protection scheme.
Group contributory pension scheme.
Various corporate gym membership rates.
All interviews and onboarding will be conducted remotely and swift feedback and decisions can be provided.

Ignite Digital Talent are committed to creating equal opportunities, and welcome job applications from all who are qualified and eligible to working in the UK, regardless of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status or family circumstances

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