Senior Database Administrator (Oracle, DB2 & MSSQL)

Senior Database Administrator (Oracle, DB2 & MSSQL)

Senior Database Administrator (Oracle, DB2 & MSSQL) required urgently by Whitehall Resources for a 3 Year extendable project assignment with our client based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Experience & Skills Required:

– Absolutely must have demonstrable experience implementing and supporting high-volume, Microsoft-platformed database infrastructure.
– Have demonstrable experience configuring and operating critical database services on the cloud
– At least 5-7 years of demonstrable experience as DBA
– Design and implementation of DB Server Replication
– Configure DB server monitoring tools to expose true issues, and minimize false positives
– Strong knowledge of overall networking technologies (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Clustering) with solid DNS expertise a plus
– Must have a strong understanding of best practices for secure systems design and scalable fault tolerant architectures at the database level

Duties and Responsibility:

– Design/architect, implement and ultimately support critical databases
– Manage SQL Server DBs through multiple lifecycle environments – Dev, QA, Staging and Production
– Make architectural recommendations and spearhead project discussions to migrate this key investment into a fully-redundant, scalable infrastructure on the cloud (PaaS)
– Usr your deep technical knowledge to analyze and solve critical issues, providing end-to-end problem resolution
– Extensive working knowledge of Windows 2K12, SQL 2008/2012/2014/2016 from a DBA & DBO perspective, Active Directory, IIS, etc.
– Assist Development with complex query tuning and schema refinement
– Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities, sometimes after hours
– Play an integral part in performance tuning/troubleshooting; help answer the question – is it the application, the DB or the network?
– Monitor and report on system performance
– Plans and analyzes risk associated with system upgrades
– Designs, implements and administers backup and disaster recovery solutions for key databases
– Helping to implement, deliver and test backups in a way which meets key Recovery Point Objectives
– Support and improve the reliability, stability and scalability of all platforms
– Work closely with the Management team to define project requirement clarity and schedule
– Prepare and present status, technical and management reports as required
– Troubleshooting DB server service outages as they occur, including after-hours/weekend support
– Help define and implement DB High Availability strategies including DB Clustering and Always On availability groups.
– As new applications are implemented, help choose the best Recovery Time/Recovery Point objectives, including DB High Availability strategies including DB Clustering and Always-on availability groups, log shipping, replication, etc.
– Install and configure new DB servers from scratch

Start Date is 20th September 2019!!

Please Apply Now!!

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