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SQL SERVER DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR

Based in Southampton
Salary up to £60k (DOE)
Permanent

Summary

We are looking for an experienced developer to work on developing connectivity to airline host systems using their API’s with a focus on the NDC (New Distribution Technology) standard.  

The ideal candidates will have specific experience of working with Airline API’s and ideally some experience with NDC.  

Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Maintenance, support and administration of production MS SQL database servers.

  • Monitoring and improving system performance to ensure availability and performance of databases and associated applications and interfaces

  • Modification and manipulation of large volume Live transactional data for company and customer use within databases.

  • Provide database design and solution support to the development team.

  • Implementation and release of database changes.

  • Ensuring that the database servers continue to operate under PCI-DSS requirements.

Essential Skills / Attributes Required:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a SQL centric role (any versions from 2008 onwards).

  • Experience of working on large volume Live production systems.

  • In depth SQL Server skills including:

    • performance tuning,

    • high availability,

    • database configuration and management,

    • applying database security practices.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to communicate with both technical and non-technical colleagues & customers.

  • Strong analytical thinking.

  • Well-presented and articulate in talking to customers.

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to change.

  • Works well under pressure.

  • Works well with developers to resolve issues.

  • Provides reasoned advice to colleagues on database development and support

  • Innovative in developing database support functions.

Additional Skills preferred:

  • Experience using SQL Server Availability Groups or Database Mirroring.

  • Good understanding of Microsoft Networking and Windows Server (especially Clustering).

  • Experience using SSAS / SSRS / SSIS.

  • Experience using T-SQL skills including query optimisation.

  • Experience using writing PowerShell scripts.

  • Experience using administering a Data Warehouse.

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