Associate Database Administrator

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire Salary: Negotiable
Sector: IT & Telecoms Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: James Giblin

Associate Database Administrator



Associate Database Administrator needed for a leading Defence organisation based in Farnborough who are looking to employ an experienced Associate Database Administrator with an in-depth SQL experience

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Associate Database Administrator will include:

  • Perform ongoing checks of the database estate utilising available monitoring tools in order to highlight and remedy any business or user impacting issues
  • Ensure all databases are backed up to meet an agreed recovery point objective and sufficiently tested to meet an agreed recovery time objective
  • Ensure the day to day operation, performance and integrity of the SQL Server database estate remains within agreed standards
  • Resolve user issues in a timely and professional manner within the ITSM system
  • Troubleshoot service outages if they occur and escalate issues to senior team members where necessary to avoid recurrence
  • Deploy database change scripts as provided by third party vendors and in-house developers under an agreed change management process
  • Producing and maintaining operational documentation and ensure adherence to relevant internal and industry standards
  • Ensuring the SQL Server estate is patched to an agreed level in order to minimise operational risk
  • Manage the installation, configuration and optimisation of new installations of SQL Server within the companies SQL estate

What you need to be the successful Associate Database Administrator


In order to be the successful Associate Database Administrator and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

Essential Knowledge:

  • Microsoft SQL Server (Any version)
  • Desirable Knowledge
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Clustering & High Availability and Disaster Recovery concepts
  • Redgate SQL Monitor
  • Other relational and non-relational database management systems

Key Capabilities:

  • Professional in dress, manner and communication
  • Flexible approach to working outside core hours in order to deal with operations requirements or to meet project deadlines (including evenings and weekends)
  • Able to prioritise tasks effectively and escalate where necessary
  • Work to SLA / OLA's
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn through self-taught and course driven avenues

Experience & Qualifications:

  • MTA: Database Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and analyse technical problems
  • SC clearance to be held and maintained

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Associate Database Administrator to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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