|Recruiter:||Essex County Council|
|Listed on:||26th May|
|Salary Notes:||Up to £49,422 per annum|
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The Database Administration Team is responsible for the availability and maintenance of critical data tier services which the Council consumes, to deliver day to day operations and the strategic objectives of the Authority. The team is currently engaged on an exciting programme of work to migrate on premises Microsoft SQL Server databases to the Microsoft Azure cloud in the next twelve months.
We have a new opportunity for a Senior Database Administrator to join our team. The successful applicant should be familiar with working in an application support environment, have a methodical approach and possess strong problem-solving skills. They should also be well versed in the use of specialised database support tools, be an effective communicator and work well either as an individual or part of a team. Knowledge of GIS, ITIL, Office 365 and Azure would be highly advantageous.
As a Senior Database Administrator, you will be responsible for carrying out maintenance and system configuration activities for some sixty database virtual machines and six hundred databases, supporting key business areas of the Council. You will be ensuring the management of risk and secure operation, including associated software upgrades and interfaces to applications within other business areas and to assist with management reporting requirements. You will be part of a small but dynamic three-person team, responsible for the installation, configuration, upgrade, administration, monitoring and maintenance of databases. Administering the support for operational databases in production and for internal or interim purposes such as iterative developments and testing. Improving the performance of databases and the tools and processes for database administration and automation.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on our website.
Closing date: 13th June 2021.
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*This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.
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