SQL Server DBA - SC Cleared

SQL Server DBA required by Whitehall Resources for a 12 month initial contract based in Berkshire.

Duties/Responsibilities:
– As a member of the Application Services DBA team, you will :
– Ensure the availability and Supportability of SQLServer databases underpinning Information Centre managed systems.
– Investigate and address issues, including resolving calls allocated to the group from the Help Desk.
– Provide Subject Matter Expert advice in the deployment and maintenance of SQLServer databases.
– Support Application Services within Information Centres with change and development activities including project delivery.
– Provide primary support to corporate systems located on several networks.
– Ensure that the production system is maintained and patched in a proactive manner
– Undertake the cloning and patching of 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 problems
– Work with IS Modernisation Project to prepare for the transition of SQLServer platforms into support.
– Monitor and plan for database storage requirements
– Monitor, maintain and tune database and applications performance
– Maintain and ensure database security through quarterly patches 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 environments 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, administrators and users with issues such as workflow, tracing of concurrent requests, real time tracing of users, patch analysis and monitoring
– Ensure that adequate assurance procedures are applied to the work undertaken so that the high standards of safety appropriate to a nuclear licensed site are achieved
– Ensure that the required standards of reliability and safety performance of the constituent systems are achieved in the deliverables


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