SQL Database Administrator

SQL Database Administrator

Job Title: SQL Database Administrator
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £400 - £440 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: LT445556_1556285576
Contact Name: Lewis Thomas
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 26, 2019 14:32

Job Description

I am currently looking for a SQL Database Technician. The job spec is as follows:

Purpose of Position
The Database Administrator will be expected to manage multiple changes of backend IT systems, engagement with various parties including third-party application providers, subject matter experts, business users and testers. The project stands within a wider Datacentre programme with a designated Project Manager to report to.
Key Responsibility Areas
* System change and migration
* Infrastructure relocation
* Recording the current mode of operation of systems
* Creating system migration proposals with internal SME assistance and Software Supplier input
* Supplier relationship management
* Create System and UAT plans
* Liaising with system owners and users to agree system downtimes and testing
* Update system catalogue information with details of new configuration
* Risk and Issue management, recording dependencies and system links
* Oversee testing process and validation
* Create proposals and provide progress updates to direct report
* Knowledge of Policing systems

Minimum Requirements
* SQL Server database server administration (versions 2000 - 2016), Windows Server
* Experience administering high-availability solutions, disaster recovery and diagnostics
* Must have knowledge of VMware virtualisation
* System migration experience preferably in Policing services
* Experience working with various parties including third-party application providers, subject matter experts, business users and testers.
* Demonstrable experience in developing and delivering service migration solutions on time and on budget
* An ability to document solution components in a timely manner while ensuring acceptable level of detail, data integrity, and accountability
* In depth Knowledge and hands-on experience of migration methods for critical solutions and capacity planning
* Must have knowledge and experience of service migration project lifecycle and methodologies as well as the tools used for migrations.
* The ability to Identify and quantifying technical risk and advice on strategies to mitigate them
* Good understanding of licensing models, licence footprints, license harvesting and re-use
* Demonstrable technical consulting experience in the IT industry
* Flexibility around working locations (Manchester area) and multiple sites, working hours and weekend commitments

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