At William Hills the SQL Database Administrator is responsible for:
Providing support across multiple database technologies and platforms as determined by support agreements.
Minimising service interruptions by quickly responding to database incidents.
Ensuring all database services are operating optimally through the use code optimisation techniques, structural maintenance scheduling and capacity forecasting.
Ensuring all data is protected through robust security implementations and backup strategies that meet agreed RTO and RPO values.
Contributing to the service knowledgebase and providing knowledge transfer to colleagues and other support teams as required.
Maintaining a minimum supported version of all database software and that it is licensed appropriately.
Working in a mixed project and operational environment.
Effectively communicating with technology, business colleagues and 3rd parties.
Continuous self development and understanding of both current and future technologies
Broad understanding of database architectures and experience in a number of database technologies, i.e. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, Informix, MySQL and NoSQL technologies.
Experience in implementing and interpreting database monitoring, database backup solutions and perform database recovery.
Knowledge of performing database and query performance tuning.
Capable of installing and patching RDBMS software across all platforms.
Capable of capturing and assisting with database sizing and capacity planning.
Highly focused on providing service with a diligent, meticulous and reliable approach.
Strong customer focus establishing effective relationships with key stakeholders and 3rd parties
Credible communicator and influencer, adapting style as appropriate
Strong problem management and analysis skills
Ideally a degree in an IT discipline
Ideally holds ITIL Foundation Certificate