Careers: SQL Database Administrator
The role of the database administrator is to be responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a number of core SQL databases. The successful applicant will be involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as in troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users. They will take ownership of multiple test, development and production environments and be responsible for the maintenance of these environments to ensure all databases and servers are performing optimally.
What you get to do in this role
- Installation, administration and maintenance of multiple SQL Server instances.
- Setup environments for use within the end to end software delivery lifecycle.
- Define, design & implement control procedures.
- Backup monitoring and continuous review of the backup strategy.
- Troubleshoot and resolve issues quickly.
- Performance monitoring and tuning.
- Query tuning (Index maintenance and management, housekeeping, memory, CPU, Disk I/O etc.)
- Planning and execution of Service Pack upgrades.
- Work alongside project teams (analysts, developers, testers and implementation managers) during software release and patching.
- Adhere to change management procedures.
- Working closely with other team members.
- Complete structured and systematic testing.
- Track and report on regular tasks executed to ensure system availability maintaining a continuous improvement roadmap.
- Pro-actively identify productivity opportunities.
- Ensure correct procedures are adhered to as tasks are being progressed.
- Experience in a Windows based 24/7 environment including 1st/2nd line support.
- Involved in the design and build of new systems, including high-availability and disaster recovery solutions.
In order to be successful in this role, we need someone who has the following skills and knowledge:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – 2016
- T-SQL programming (4+ years)
- SQL Server Integration Service
- SQL Server Reporting Services
- Experience in database design
- Experience with source control
- Knowledge of software engineering life cycle
- Previous experience in designing, developing, testing, implementing and supporting software
- Experience with Oracle preferable
- 3rd Level IT Qualification
- SQL MSCE preferable.
- The person should have leadership skills, great attention to detail and the passion to drive projects forward.
- Excellent time management and decision making skills.
- Excellent communication skills in both English written and verbal.
An Irish company with global ambitions
There are a whole range of other reasons to work at Auxilion including:
- Accountability: We encourage our staff to be accountable and proactively look to solve for our clients. As a result, our team members ‘own’ part of the success of every project they deliver.
- Development: We hire the best so we know our teams excel at their job –However we also recognise that the curious, dynamic people we work with are always looking to push their abilities. With that in mind, we offer training opportunities to staff to ensure they are constantly challenged and improving their own professional development.
- Complexity: Challenging and complex projects are our speciality. Our team work on projects that are often challenging, pushing them to the limits of their abilities – but that’s where a career in Auxilion is most rewarding. Being challenged and learning every day.
- Reward: Auxilion believe in recognising the hard work of our employees, acknowledging helpful team members and those that manage to overcome issues to deliver successful projects. Our monthly ‘Key Contributor’ award is peer led, giving your team mates an opportunity to reward your hard work. There are also team nights, dinners and other activities, ensuring your hard work never goes unnoticed.
- Well-being: The physical and mental well-being of our employees is paramount. Our People & Talent team work with staff to promote health and wellbeing activities that include health challenges and mindfulness sessions.
- Progression: In Auxilion, we are lucky enough to have staff working with us for over 20 years. Our secret is simple – value staff, offer opportunities and promote from within the organisation. This gives our employees the chance to meet their career goals while helping to bring Auxilion to the next level.
- Trust: Transparency is important in order to encourage open dialogue with management and our teams. We put our trust in our employees and empower them so they can make the right decisions and be responsible for some of the company’s success.
Auxilion is committed to building a diverse, skilled and talented team. We want our team to be proud to work for Auxilion and enable them to do great work. If this sounds like the type of place you would like to work, get in touch with our People & Talent team – Rhona looks forward to hearing from you.