SQL Server DBA (DV Cleared)

Ref No. EMP450819
Salary £65 - £70/hour
Location Reading, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 Months)
Job Status Applicants Required


A leading defence contractor is requiring a DV Cleared SQL Server Database Administrator.


SQL Server, DBA

The Job

A leading defence contractor is requiring a DV Cleared SQL Server Database Administrator.

The role is to provide Subject Matter Expert advice in the deployment and maintenance of SQL Server databases. To investigate and address issues, including resolving incidents allocated to the group from the Help Desk. To support Application Services with change and development activities including project delivery. This role provides primary DBA support to corporate systems located on several networks.

Ensure that production databases are maintained and patched in a proactive manner

  • Undertake the cloning and patching of databases in development, system test, UAT and pre-production environments
  • Maintain installations, upgrades and maintenance of the database server, tools and applications
  • Undertake investigations and propose resolutions of incidents and problems
  • Work with Project Managers to prepare for the transition of new database services into support.
  • Monitor and plan for database storage requirements
  • Monitor, maintain and tune databases for application performance
  • Maintain and ensure database security through update patching and best practices
  • Maintain backup policy.
  • Maintain the backup mechanism and perform regular tests
  • Provide and maintain scripts to automate the monitoring and cloning of databases for quick and effective fault diagnosis and where possible automated fix
  • Review relevant change and custom releases for risk and impact analysis as part of the whole team to ensure a robust and efficient production system
  • Create and maintain system/process documentation
  • The implementation of code releases and configuration changes throughout the system life cycle
  • Assist other roles such as Developers, Functional Consultants, application administrators and users with issues such as workflow, tracing of concurrent requests, real time tracing of users, patch analysis and monitoring

This role will require the person to hold full DV Clearance prior to working onsite. You must currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain DV. You must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship and have lived and worked in the UK for a minimum 5 year period.

Contract for an initial 6 months paying up to £70 per hour LTD/Umbrella.

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