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SQL Server Database Administrator

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £600 - £780 per day + Negotiable, Inside IR35 per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 6 days ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emily Stapley
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 10 June 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82570_1717713471

Do you want to work at the forefront of Technology and Software? Are you passionate about working with cutting-edge technology and self-motivated to find innovative solutions to complex challenges as part of a team who help keep the UK safe? If so, the following role may be right for you…

We are looking for a DV Cleared Microsoft SQL Server DBA to join the existing team in London on an initial 12 month contract, 4 -5 days in office in London.

You will be required to provide DBA support on all aspects of Microsoft SQL Server including design, administration, backup/recovery, Availability Groups, deployment and real time production troubleshooting responsibilities for SQL versions SQL2014 upwards.

As a Microsoft SQL Server DBA, your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Install and configure Windows Clusters, Microsoft SQL Servers and Availability Groups
  • Maintain and troubleshoot High Availability/DR including Windows Clustering and Always On Availability Groups
  • Conduct root cause analysis, database performance monitoring, and capacity planning
  • Performance tuning of databases/queries
  • Implementing and managing monitoring/proactive alerting processes
  • Automation via SQL Server Agent and PowerShell scripting etc
  • Participate in key periodic operations tasks including high availability and disaster recovery testing, operating system and database patching, database upgrades and migrations
  • Provide comprehensive and clear documentation for all new database builds, redevelopments, enhancements, for standard operational procedures
  • Collaborate with Developers to architect DB solutions for core platform initiatives
  • Working independently and within a wider team with minimal supervision
  • Attending and actively participating in SCRUM ceremonies and events
  • Ability to be proactive, multi-task and stay organized in a dynamic work environment


To succeed within the role of a Microsoft SQL Server DBA, you'll have experience in a similar position and you'll have the following skills and experience:

  • Strong knowledge of SQL Server High Availability technologies - such as Windows Clustering, Availability Groups and Distributed Availability Groups
  • Windows Clustering
  • Enterprise scale mission critical SQL Server implementations, VLDB, multiple databases with Availability Groups
  • Implementing and troubleshooting SQL Server High Availability groups
  • Troubleshooting SQL Server Database Engine
  • Root cause analysis, database performance monitoring, and capacity planning
  • SQL Server migration and upgrade
  • SQL Server backup and recovery
  • Indexes and Statistics
  • SQL Server patch management
  • PowerShell Scripting
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English

Please note that due to security and urgency for this role, we can only consider those with live and transferrable DV clearance.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global business that has developed a strategy of working closely with its contingent workforce. Within the role, you can expect to:

  • Achieve a work/life balance
  • Increase earning potential
  • Develop your skills
  • Be appreciated and valued

If this sounds like the role for you, apply now as a start date is fast approaching!