Frasers Group are currently looking for a SQL Database Administrator to join us at our Head Office in Shirebrook. We started as a small store in Maidenhead in 1982 and from there, grew to become a global powerhouse.
We believe the higher the risk, the greater the reward. We’ve never been afraid to strive forward and change the way the industry operates, diversifying our portfolio and elevating stores.
We’re not sitting back there’s no room for hesitation. As a PLC with a £4bl turn over, this opportunity to grow your career in a fast paced and dynamic environment is one for the bold.
We are seeking a Database Administrator to join us in our growing Data Infrastructure and Engineering team. Currently consisting of individuals skilled in database infrastructure, administration, and development;
and business intelligence; the data engineering team is fully responsible and accountable for provisioning, administrating, supporting, and maintaining data sources across the Group for any scenario.
As part of this role as a Database Administrator, you will conduct daily tasks such as :
Providing database support for the development, testing and production environments
Monitoring and analysing all aspects of database utilisation for the purposes of identifying and resolving performance issues, capacity planning, and efficiency improvements
Identifying and troubleshooting issues around performance, accessibility, availability, and operability; escalating and communicating these when necessary
Resolving application / query-based performance issues
Installing, configuring, maintaining, upgrading, backup and recovery of the DBMS software
Coding, editing, and installing stored procedures and functions for accessing, maintaining, and populating databases; and scripts for automating database management operations
Implementing and administrating security controls, privileges, and permissions around data and databases
As part of your technical capabilities you should have :
A good working knowledge of SQL (particularly Microsoft SQL-Server 2012 2019)
Previous experience working with Microsoft SQL-Server (particularly Microsoft SQL-Server 2012 2019)
Knowledge of what SSRS, SSIS, SSAS are and how they are used
Working knowledge of performing database backups, using various backup techniques and methodologies
An understanding of security and permissions best practices
A working knowledge of ETL best practices and other large data movements
Experience debugging database related problems.
Experience of utilising stored procedures written in T-SQL
A working knowledge of database administration methodologies and techniques
Understand logical and physical database design principles.
Experience in Microsoft SQL Server clustering, availability groups and disaster recovery (always on and mirroring)
Some experience or knowledge of working in a cloud computing environment Particularly Microsoft Azure
Additional beneficial skills include :
A proficiency in one or more database scripting languages (i.e., PowerShell, Python etc.,)
Database design & implementation skills
Experience of migrating, patching, and upgrading databases across servers and / or instances
Exposure or use of PL / SQL
Exposure to Oracle RDBMS systems
Exposure to other enterprise RDBMS systems
Working in the team, you typically will :
Have an ability to multi-task, and work well under pressure, using own initiative
Exhibit flexibility when addressing daily shifting work priorities (we are a 24x7 business)
Have a keen attitude towards learning and progressing your technical skills
Have strong communication skills
Be a natural problem solver
Work well in both functional and cross-functional environments