Database Administrator

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  • Location

    Isle of Man

  • Reference

    CC 11851

  • Salary

    Attractive

    Attractive

  • Type

    Permanent

The Role

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We are looking for an exceptional Database Administrator to join one of the globe’s largest insurance firms. Your mission will be to put in place and aid in the enforcement of a strategy for developing and maintaining UWS databases and ensure the acceptable performance, stability, availability and governance of those databases.

You will also work closely with the Business Systems and Software Development teams to deliver and support SQL database solutions to our internal and external customers, advising on performance, scalability and optimisation. You’ll architect and implement systems, solutions and services, whilst also managing the service transition of database solutions into the operations team.

Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Database performance – Report and advise on performance bottlenecks and suggested solutions;
  • Operations and Support – Resolve systems issues related to the database malfunction. Document issues and analyse usage in order to put in place preventative measures to reduce downtime;
  • Methods and Procedures – Provide significant input into the development, improvement and implementation of effective methods and procedures relating to:
    • Database design, maintenance and use
    • Data storage and backup strategy
    • Database recovery policy and DR procedures
    • Database access and user privileges
    • Data protection, encryption and disposal
  • Governance – Periodically review UWS procedures related to the storage, access, disposal and use of data in order to ensure compliance with a policy. Provide significant input into the governance of databases. Provide usage and KPI reporting as required.
  • Colleague Mentoring and Development – Aid in the education of developers responsible for writing databases access code to ensure they are competent and aware of best practices to reduce the risk of underperforming code.
  • Technical Expertise – Develop and maintain a strong level of technical knowledge relating to database administration.

The Candidate

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a database administration role;
  • DBA qualifications equivalent to MCSA: SQL Server (Solutions Associate) for MS SQL 2012/2016. Qualifications relevant to the role e.g. relevant degree or IT professional qualifications would also be considered;
  • General knowledge of all aspects of information technology infrastructure hardware and software and a good understanding of current developments in information systems;
  • Knowledge of different relational database management systems such as Oracle and SQL server;
  • Demonstrate a positive motivated attitude;
  • Has the ability to work on own initiative and within a team environment;
  • Good problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Display a ‘can-do’ attitude;
  • Good communication skills (written & verbal), with the ability to share knowledge & skills;
  • Good customer service skills.

The Company

As one of the globe’s largest insurance firms, they are synonymous with market specialism. Multi-award winning and have a dynamic team of experts who are committed to offering an outstanding service and focused expertise to Europe’s elite high net worths and their advisers.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Career development opportunities
  • An award-winning, global team
  • Innovative & mindful culture

The Location

The Isle of Man is an English speaking island nestled between the UK & Ireland. As the 8th richest country in the world it takes less than an hour’s flight (with operators including EasyJet and British Airways) from the entertainment and shopping of London. The island offers a remarkable quality of life with short commutes, high salaries, low domestic tax rates, a rich Celtic heritage, and a passionate outdoor pursuits community.

Recently named a ‘UNESCO world biosphere’, the island is simply stunning, with beautiful hills, glens, and beaches. With an extremely diverse economy which includes many of the world’s largest e-gaming companies, it has 83,000 residents, many of which have purposely chosen to relocate there. With unemployment at 1% and crime rate even lower it’s easy to see why this green and friendly Island is nicknamed the ‘Gem of the Irish sea’.

Isle of Man
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