Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Senior SQL Server Database Administrator
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community, so it is an exciting time to join us.
This post is responsible for delivering a high-quality service to a new and exciting organisation, the Shared ICT Service for the London Boroughs of Brent, Lewisham, Southwark and the LGA. Specifically, the post holder is responsible for the administration of on-premise and cloud MSSQL Clusters and database servers across the estate.
The post will also be expected to provide DBA support across other systems, training will be provided where necessary.
We are looking for someone with excellent technical and professional skills. You will understand what makes business and support functions great and you'll contribute to our developing culture of excellent customer service. You will be cognisant of the impact that IT has on the many services across Local Government. You will also be highly motivated and self-managing.
We are looking for someone to be at the forefront of delivery and development of the databases services and IT Applications. The successful candidate will provide a senior point of escalation and IT expertise.
You are a high calibre senior SQL Database Administrator (DBA) with the following skills and experience:
• Successful track record of enterprise scale SQL database and application migrations, engaging with business stakeholders and vendors.
• In-depth knowledge of SQL 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, Azure and migration tools.
• Able to administer, support, maintain and document demanding complex SQL environments.
• Building SQL Enterprise clusters to provide Disaster Recovery/High Availability via Always-On availability groups.
• Security patching of clustered environments.
• Maintaining appropriate SQL alerting, monitoring and health checks.
• Adaptable, flexible, and able to deliver in a busy, pressurised environment.
Duties will include consolidating SQL servers and migrating databases across multiple environments on a large scale.
We encourage people to continually develop their own skillset and will support this.
Closing Date: 11 December 2022 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org