SQL Database Administration

Location: Sydney CBD, New South Wales
Job Type: Contract
Posted: 14 days ago
Contact: Ellen Barry
Reference: 192111_1549237227

My client is one of the world's largest rural lenders and supporters of agribusiness who are looking for a talented MS SQL Database Administrator to join a project on a 6 month contract.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible and accountable for all Database infrastructure throughout the Asia Pacific region.
  • Provide primary support to the bank's MS SQL and Oracle Database landscape.
  • Provide ongoing monitoring, evaluation and analysis of the database environments to provide optimum performance.
  • Provide regular review, analysis and reporting of current database capacity
  • Ensure the database environment is maintained at the latest patch level and make recommendations for enhancements and version upgrades.
  • Define and implement Backup & recovery procedures and ensure regular review, analysis and reporting of system availability
  • Identify areas for automation enhancements through scripting and scheduling of tasks.
  • Plan, design and sustain the database environments across the organisation, while ensuring high levels of data integrity and availability.
  • Ensure that all reported issues are tracked through to closure, liaising with development teams and management as necessary
  • Ensure IT Infrastructure is insulated from unauthorised access, virus infection or any security vulnerabilities and conforms to standards and policies.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Extensive MS SQL Server (2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  • Proven performance tuning skills (especially in a data warehouse environment)
  • Ability to write shell scripts and stored procedures
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a DBA
  • Experience working with Oracle Databases would be highly regarded but not essentail

Interested candidates should submit their CV via the link quoting job number 192111 or call Ellen Barry for a confidential discussion.