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SQL DBA/ Automation Engineer

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
1-5 Years
Central Dublin
Dublin Central
€50,000 to €60,000 per annum
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Our client, a leading reinsurance company based in Dublin City centre is looking for a SQL DBA who will be responsible for automation. The successful candidate will be a part of a growing team in a highly technical environment. If you are interested in having a confidential discussion, please call Angela O Donnell at 016621000, alternatively, send your CV to

Duties, Responsibilities and Competencies:

• Responsible for managing the company’s database assets to ensure that they ca be leveraged to
support the corporate strategy
• Responsibility to automation of database & platform as a service (PaaS)
• Proactive monitoring of the data infrastructure to ensure system stability. Coordinate problem
investigation and resolution with system owners, infrastructure and development teams
• Assist in developing and testing BCP/DR plans for all key data sets with their respective owners
• Collaborate with IT Infrastructure & Development on best practices for database/platform
provisioning and monitoring
• Liaise with the development teams on development tasks and database architecture
• Ownership of the CMDB’s operation and tooling

Job Specifications:

Minimum Education:

• A university degree or equivalent in a relevant field

Minimum Experience:

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in DBA and Automation

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Passionate about all things database administration and automation
• Enthusiastic, self-starting and interested in learning about technology of all kinds
• An automation mind-set
• Very strong experience building automated provisioning and monitoring tools using scripting
languages such as PowerShell or Python
• Strong database administration skills (SQL Server 2008 – 2014) ideally with high availability
technologies, Very Large Databases (VLDB) and SSIS/SSAS
• Performance tuning server level and TSQL an advantage
• Experience with Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, RackSpace) a distinct advantage
• An analytical and inquisitive approach to their work
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Contact Details:
Tel: 01-662 1000
Fax: 01-662-3900
Contact: Angela O' Donnell

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