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Senior SQL DBA

£30000 - £50000 per annum



Salary: up to £50000 per annum- (dependent on experience) Excellent Benefits Package

Location: Manchester, North West, England

Type: Permanent

Role: Snr SQL DBA

Opportunity that has arisen to work as a key role for a Leading global business organisation in central Manchester. Our client has grown rapidly in the last few years, expanding further into new territories across into Australia, New Zealand and Canada. They're an impressive brand & a great technology driven business.

They are seeking an experienced and passionate Senior SQL DBA to work collaboratively with a large existing DBA team as well as DevOps, Dev & Infrastructure teams in an Agile environment. Our client is looking for 2 skilled perm SQL DBAs ideally one more experienced and one developing DBA to join the team due to this growth.

A broad technical knowledge is required, alongside ITIL experience in Incident, Request, Change, Problem, Release, Event and Knowledge management. You will need to be forward thinking, customer focused and self-motivated with the drive to improve all IT services and the user experience.

You will also need to have experience with performance tuning and optimization, disaster recovery experience with SQL Server. You will also need to have experience with Windows Server 2008/12/16 and strong MS SQL Server Administration experience is required in SQL Server 2008/14/16.

Tech environment is: SQL to 2016 (live production) Win 16, Cloud/Azure is in planning. Keen on people with strong performance tuning/optimization and troubleshooting skills.

Salary we can offer for this role is competitive with outstanding benefits on offer, cutting edge software along with the latest technologies backed by huge investment and infrastructure. In a great location in Manchester city center.

To apply for this role, you must have all of the listed essential skills and eligible to work and currently living in the UK.

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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Mcgregor Boyall are currently in recruitment collaboration with one of Manchester’s most enterprising tech focused organisations, seeking a DBA to utilise current DBA skills but give opportunity to work on and pick up a number of cutting edge new DB platforms, with full scope, training and support from one of Manchester’s most referenced Data & BI experts.

They’re looking for a DBA with experience of SQL Sever or Oracle or Postgres who’s willing to cross skill to Postgres, SQL Server, Google Cloud & NoSQL Coachroach DB, Cassandra, Prometheus, MongoDB etc. Who also has strong DBA/Dev/SQL skills.

They’re based in Manchester city center.

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Please apply via the link below for immediate consideration.

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.