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SQL Database Administrator - Newcastle

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Ref: 54 Date Posted: Tuesday 04 Jun 2019
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* SQL DBA role - can be based Newcastle or Edinburgh *


Pulsant is a leading UK provider of hybrid cloud solutions, expert colocation and infrastructure services across several key industry sectors.


We have big ambitions for the future – and want to speak to the right people with the right energy and values to take us there.


As a SQL Database Administrator, you will work within Pulsant’s 3rd Line Support team based in either Newcastle and Edinburgh providing DB support to customers with services in AWS. 


3rd Line Support engineers are required to work business hours plus on-call if required and are responsible for supporting a wide range of Pulsant services for customers both remotely and onsite, following ITIL best practices.


The purpose of SQL DBA is to act as an escalation point for Pulsant’s 2nd Line Support teams as well as to liaise with the Platform support teams to maximise availability of services and to ensure that requests and incidents are dealt with professionally and quickly, continually improving customer response, resolution and service availability.


This is a customer facing role and as such, excellent communication and service ethos is mandatory.


Skills & Experience

  • Experienced with cloud technologies
  • In depth knowledge of;
    • SQL Server DB architecture
    • AWS database administration
    • Performance and capacity planning
    • Backup and recovery
    • Monitoring
    • Security
    • Optimisation
  • Solid experience supporting Linux
  • Solid AWS experience
  • In depth understanding of networks, protocols and internet technologies
  • Good understanding of ISO/BSI and ITIL frameworks
  • Good understanding of working with Service Level Agreements


In addition to developing your technical skills - you will benefit from a great salary, bonus, pension, private health care, free breakfasts and a fantastic team focussed work environment.


We have a commitment to building inclusive workplaces; we value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.