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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-02-21 23:50:00


SQL Server Database Administrator

  • Title: SQL Server Database Administrator

    Ref: 7/2/SDB


    Think Technology- Think Allstate


    We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.


    You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.

    You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.


    You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them.








    Job Description


    We are pleased to announce Application DBA role opening within Infrastructure Services Group (ISG). 


    This position will be a part of the global SQL Server team that provides support to Business Areas across the Allstate Enterprise.



    Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):


    • Ensure day-to-day running of SQL Server estate through monitoring of disk space, backups, log shipping, database mirroring, clustering, availability groups and troubleshooting failed jobs.
    • Managing the performance of the SQL databases
    • Conduct troubleshooting on application databases, resolving issues without excessive downtime or any data loss.
    • Validate data and perform testing to ensure that the database systems meet end user's requirements. Ensuring that data is intact, correct, and accessible after a server migration, SQL upgrade or backup.
    • Gather requirements to design and structure databases to ensure they meet functional requirements.
    • Adhere to best practices around database security and access.



    Essential Criteria


    • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment. EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.
    • 3+ years SQL Server Experience in Windows 2012 or higher server environment
    • Knowledge of database administration tasks such as backups, database recovery, security, high availability and Disaster Recovery architecture working with SQL 2012-2017 environments
    • Knowledge of performance tuning



    Desirable Criteria


    • Scripting in PowerShell or Python
    • Agile Methodologies and Practice
    • Solid written and verbal communications skills
    • Passion for learning and working with new technology.



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    Closing Date:  Friday 21st February 2020



    Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities:

    Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


    We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


    Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.


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