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Database Administrator - MYSQL / SQL Server - Belfast

Exciting new opportunity to work for a leading Global Service Provider delivering client database administration functions to support the implementation of a new customer service platform.

Reporting to the Database Administrator Manager and under limited supervision, the Database Administrator installs and manages the performance, security and reliability of physical client databases.

Monitoring database system resources and performance while overseeing database availability as well as the backup and recovery systems.


  • Install and configure the MySQL database system

  • Perform regular database maintenance tasks, such as defragmentation, upgrades and storage management

  • Oversee data consistency and third-party interfaces

  • Perform physical database design and implementation in a LINUX/MySQL environment

  • Understand, design and maintain high-availability MySQL architecture

  • Troubleshoot performance issues and suggest optimizations

  • Automate recurring DBA tasks

  • Participate in database space reclamation activities

  • Complete capacity planning to accommodate rapid growth

  • Be part of DBA team on-call rotation

  • Monitor database environment to maintain high availability and proactively identify and solve issues

  • Work with and educate our dev team to make good schema design choices and write efficient queries

  • Monitor and enhance our backup solution to ensure that our customers' data is always secure

  • Document and practice failover scenarios


  • Knowledge of SQL coding and LINUX shell scripting

  • Ability to perform code and design reviews

  • Knowledge related to server hardware, including networks and storage devices

  • Database design/architecture experience in a LINUX/MySQL or Windows/SQL server environment

  • Database administration operations experience in a LINUX/MySQL or Windows/SQL server environment

  • Expertise in performance optimization, clustering and replication

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and quickly resolve issues

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong analytical and research skills

  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure

Employment Record and Background Checks

This role requires the successful candidate to be vetted in accordance with Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) Level 2 which requires, amongst other stipulations, continuous residence in the UK for the last three years, criminal records and financial background check for yourself and your immediate family/co-habitees.

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