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Database Administrator

35000 per year - 40000 per year

Database Administrator - DBA

We currently require an experienced DBA (Database Administrator) to own and evolve the company MS SQL databases as well as maintain and enhancements existing dataflow processes and system integrations.

The perfect individual for this role will be a self-starter with a knack for problem solving and will be able to pick up new skills easily.

Proven DB optimisation proficiency and effective DB security implementation is a must, but good communication skills, an approachable personality and prior knowledge/experience of the media industry will also be beneficial.

Main Job Functions:

  • Ensure that new database code meets company standards for readability, reliability, and performance
  • Design indexes for existing applications, choosing when to add or remove indexes
  • Upgrade, install and configure new SQL Servers
  • When users complain about the performance of a particular query, help developers improve the performance of that query by tweaking it or modifying indexes
  • Document the company's database environment
  • Tuning T-SQL queries to improve performance
  • Work with SolarWinds to trace and monitor database performance issues
  • Ensure there is provision for data security and recovery control (all data is retrievable in an emergency)
  • Create, monitor and manage server ACL and privileges for website, process and vendor integrations.
  • Manage Linked Server integrations
  • Communicating regularly with Director of Technology and data analysts as well as technical and operational staff to ensure database efficiency, integrity and security
  • Train and assist data analysts on T-SQL best practice
  • Keep up to date with developments in the industry and identify possible business opportunities

Required Skills:

  • MS SQL Enterprise 2014
  • Strong Transact SQL (SQL 2014)
  • Experience using profiler to optimise SQL queries and processes
  • DB Optimisation Experience and Confidence
  • Experience with database shrink operations
  • MS SQL Server Hardware best practice knowledge
  • MS SQL Server management experience
  • MS SQL DB security assurance and credential manager experience
  • Very strong trouble-shooting and insight abilities
  • Strong Communicator
  • Strong Organisational Skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Media Advertising Industry Experience
  • Experience with Clustering
  • Experience with SolarWinds DB Performance Analyser
  • SQL experience with big datasets
  • Experience with SSIS
  • Experience with Google Big Query or AWS Redshift
  • Experience working within small teams
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of cyber security best practice
  • Experience with Jira

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.
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    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

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    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

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    c£35,000 – £40,000

    Our client a leading global law firm is looking for a research analyst to work closely with the marketing team. You will have experience in a research analyst role ideally from a large and / or a global organisation.

    You will produce research and increase the businesses knowledge base through monitoring competitors, clients, their sectors and markets whilst ensuring profiles are developed and maintained based on the research conducted.

    • Produce insightful reports / profiles, through analysis of variety of different sources of information
    • Provide lawyers with regular briefings on developments unearthed through the research
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    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

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Site Reliability Engineer - Automation, Containerisation, Linux, Python, London/Warrington/remote

A well renowned SaaS company are searching for a Site Reliability Engineer to join their cross functional DevOps Team with the main goal of building and running their applications and infrastructure.

They are looking for someone who has strong experience of modern deployment methods in Linux Environment. Also, although they are not looking for an out-and-out developer you will need strong coding ability.

Ideally, you will have around 3 - 5years experience and will be looking at around £50,000 - 55,000K.

They are looking for an enthusiastic Engineer who is as passionate as they are about the latest tech. They are a very modern thinking company and have a relaxed culture. With that, remote and flexible working is something they accommodate.

They have offices in both London and Warrington and both those locations work for this role.

Skill required:

  • Strong systems/software engineering skills
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or Maths
  • Excellent, in-depth knowledge of Linux and associated technologies
  • Good understanding of networking and network protocols
  • Skills and experience developing software (Python, PHP, Ruby, Perl)
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  • Experience working with Cloud technologies
  • Experience working with Linux container technologies

If this is of interest, please apply and we can discuss things in further detail.

Site Reliability Engineer - Automation, Containerisation, Linux, Python, London/Warrington/remote

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