Database Administrator (SQL Server)

Location: Canberra
Job Type: Contract
Posted: 3 months ago
Contact: Param Kaur
Reference: 259399

Our Federal Government Client is seeking a Senior SQL Server Database Administrator

This is a long-term contract role for 12 months with an extension term of 12 months for a total of 24 months, located at our client's office in ACT.

As the selected candidate, you will:

  • Deliver solutions and support for the client's evolving database environment which consists of SQL Server systems hosted on-premises, in the Azure Cloud, and in some legacy Linux-hosted data platforms.
  • Oversee compliance and health of the database fleet.
  • Drive database automation initiatives for repeatable requirements.
  • Develop service capabilities in the Azure cloud.

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • Recent experience in operating and supporting SQL Server clustered implementations and Azure SQL Managed Instance systems.
  • Proven experience as a Senior SQL Server DBA with a passion for data, automation, and designing robust, reliable systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing complex stored procedures and scripts with Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL.
  • Ability to performance tune, troubleshoot, and optimize SQL Server code for poorly running queries.
  • Experience in standardization of database objects, design, naming, and documentation of databases and data dictionaries, including source of truth and data lineage.
  • Experience in Relational Database concepts, primarily based on Microsoft SQL Server 2017-2022.
  • Ability to design, build, maintain, and decommission database systems.
  • Management and maintenance of SQL Server HA and DR, including Clustering, Availability Groups, Replication, and backup recovery.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with On-Premises, Virtual, and cloud SQL offerings.

It is desirable if you have:

  • Data modeling and management experience.
  • Experience with data visualization products, including Power BI.
  • Experience with other RDBMS products, such as Postgres, Ingres, MySQL, and Cosmos DB.
  • Experience working in Linux environments.
  • Ability to work with geographically dispersed teams.
  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical staff at all levels.
  • Ability to collaborate and mentor team members to promote team harmony.

Due to security clearance requirements for this role, candidates must be Australian citizens with Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance.

The application for the role closes on Friday, 08 December 2023.

Apply now for immediate consideration - contact Param Kaur on 0262689781 quoting Job Reference: # 259399

Please note: Only candidates that meet the above criteria will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the position.

Diversity and inclusion are strongly supported at Peoplebank. People of all nationalities, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, are encouraged to apply.