An opportunity to work with an expanding cloud platform in the Heart of Manchester.

MSSQL Administrator

  • Research & Development
  • Manchester


Required Experience: 

  • At least 2 yearsworking with SQL Server
  • Installation and configuration of SQL.
  • SQL patching and upgrades
  • SQL data migrations
  • Experience with the configuration of SQL HA options including SQL Clusters, Mirrors, AlwaysOn, Log Shipping and SQL Replication.
  • Experience with SQL debugging tools including SQL Performance Dashboard, SQL Server Profiler and Traces.
  • Configuration of Read-Only Routing tables
  • Performing index maintenance.
  • Experience with stretched/multi-subnet SQL Clusters
  • Configuration of SQL Server Reporting Services as a standalone instance and Scale-Out Deployment.
  • Experience writing in T-SQL also highly desirable
  • Knowledge of reporting and query tools.
  • Good understanding of the organizations goals and objectives
  • Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Technical documentation skills
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Excellent customer service skills with working experience

Desirable Experience: 

Be certified or working towards certification on one of the below exams:

  • Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 (70-461)
  • Microsoft Administering SQL Server 2012/14 Databases (70-462)
  • Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 (70-463)
  • Experience with Database Tuning.
  • Report building within SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Working with Database Security and Management.
  • Active Directory Services; Domain/Policy/User/Machine Management Distributed File System Replication
  • Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Domain Name Service (DNS)
  • Mail Services (SMTP/POP3/IMAP)
  • Experience with load balancing technologies; Layer 4 & 7
  • Exposure to virtualisation technologies; VMWare/HyperV/Zen Server/KVM
  • Understanding of RAID configuration and implementation
  • Exposure to Cisco networking; Firewalls/Switches/Routers
  • Experience with server backup technologies
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) exposure; Dell/HP 3PAR/NetApp/iSCSI/Fiber Channel Exposure

Experience in the following areas would be beneficial for this role:

  • Hardware diagnostics and debugging experience
  • Web application debugging experience (.NET/PHP/JAVA/ASP Classic)
  • Data Security/Encryption

What are my working hours?

  • Core working hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm, however flexibility to work from home and start earlier if desired.

The role comes with the following benefits:

  • Pension Scheme with significantly higher matched contributions
  • Birthdays off as an extra paid holiday
  • A Tax paid bonuses of £1000 after 5 years, and an amazing £10,000 after 10 years with the team
  • Private BUPA healthcare cover after a years’ service
  • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after two years’ service
  • Award-winning training and education centre with three full-time teachers who help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn
  • An extra weeks holiday the year you get married
  • Coming soon : Share Scheme – own a piece of the business you help build

We have some amazing facilities at our expanding campus including:

  • On-site gym with steam room – we also have weekly classes such as Boot Camp and Yoga
  • Sports clubs such as running, football and netball
  • Free kettle bells, pyramid, spinning classes and circuit training
  • Games zone with arcade games and retro consoles to play
  • Free fresh fruit delivered to the office
  • A bar – free drinks on a Friday to end the week
  • Crèche on site – somewhere to play when your kids come to visit

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