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SQL Server Database Administrator (Azure PaaS)

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #20408

SQL Server Database Administrator (Azure PaaS)

· Our client is a multinational leader in the development of software products, remaining as one of the world’s top software and service providers with clients based in 42 countries globally.

· They are currently looking for a talented SQL Server Database Administrator  to join them in their Dublin office.

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Job Profile:

· The SQL Server Database Administrator must have 5+ years’ commercial engineering experience designing/managing/implementing on Azure SQL Server databases . This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing and exciting Irish software company on permanent basis.

What does the Ideal Candidate look like?

· 5+ years’ commercial engineering experience designing/managing/implementing on Azure SQL Server databases

· Experience building and delivering large, fault-tolerant, cloud native, scalable systems

· Deep understanding of the database engine, including Azure’s differences to on-prem or managed databases

· Demonstrable knowledge of the environment with respect to performance diagnosis and solution implementation

· Excellent knowledge of database topics including configuration and administration, SQL and T-SQL, preventative maintenance tasks, bulk data transfer methods, DACPAC / BACPACs and Microsoft Azure services

· Familiarity with the Oracle RDBMS

What will the SQL Server Database Administrator do?

· Become familiar with existing databases, data models, usage, needs, environments, etc.

· Upskill existing resources (DBA, development, support) in Azure SQL Server and its differences with Oracle

· Become part of the DBA team who are responsible for data model approval, database management and maintenance

· Aid the design, testing and implementation of disaster recovery processes, in conjunction with IT

· Work with other teams (particularly IT and development) to support the application development and deployments, DevOps processes, etc.

· Aid the strategy and architectural choices around the database and related tooling (ADF in particular)

· Instituting new standards and best practices for SQL Server use within the organisation

· Proactive and re-active monitoring and identification of bottlenecks and performance issues in existing architecture

· Database performance tuning and optimisation and direct recommendations for the application development teams

· Measure everything, predict outcomes, and proactively work to mitigate failures and sub-par performance

· Advocate and implement reliable design patterns (high availability, graceful degradation, correct alerting, SPoF mitigation)

· Build and maintain database systems ensuring 24/7/365 availability, resilience and redundancy

· Design and implement security and access methods for production environments using the principle of least privilege


· 4 weeks’ holidays per annum.

· Light lunch daily – free canteen.

· Excellent working environment, including regular social events.

After six months of employment:

· Pension, Life assurance, Permanent Health, Insurance, Employee share scheme.

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