Database Administrator

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Ensuring the highest possible server uptime as required in a 24/7 international business
Liaising with the development to design new and improve existing aspects of the DB schema
Writing, testing and executing maintenance on the DB schemas
Support for the applications and development teams during deployments
Liaising with the Infrastructure Team to discuss new hardware requirements where needed as well as specific changes required to new systems when they are deployed to make them suitable DB servers
Developing and documenting best practices for server development, access and security
Providing support in the event of DB outages
Implementing and running load testing scripts and procedures
Monitoring server load and liaising with the systems team to plan for upgrades in a timely fashion
Ensuring integrity of data and backups
Liaising with the Business Intelligence team, keeping them aware of schema and data changes
Documenting standard operating procedures for regular DB maintenance and changes and liaising without Operations team to handover the responsibility for running them where appropriate, or to rewrite them into a format that they can utilise safely

Skills and Experience Required


Database Administration
Database Tuning
Database Monitoring
Database Security

A strong base in one of the Truphone supported DB systems and a good working knowledge of at least one other. Currently supported systems are: MySQL; MSSQL; Oracle; MongoDB
A minimum of 3-5 years working in an Internet facing environment
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Excellent knowledge of database design, tuning, security, backup, archiving and recovery techniques
Hands on experience of the setup and use of DB monitoring and analysis software
Knowledge of PCI security and compliance
Able to prioritize and execute tasks from multiple workflows in a high-pressure environment
Self motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail

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