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Server Engineer

Location: London Salary: 200.00 - 250.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Technology Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 8 months ago Reference: 3041839
**This is a public sector role and will be subject to an IR35 status review**

NHS department in London looking for a Server Engineer with strong SQL skills on a contract basis, intially for 3 months.


• Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
• Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
• Apply data modelling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
• Independently analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
• Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
• Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
• Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities.

Skills and Qualifications

• 5+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
• Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
• Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
• Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
• Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
• Ability to organize and plan work independently
• Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
• Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
• Experiencing in configuring and managing SQL Always-On
• Experiencing in managing SQL 2008, 2012 and 2014.
• Experience in supporting reporting services, analysis services and integration services.
• MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus

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