Senior SQL Database Administrator - with Horizontal Scaling exp

Location: Brisbane CBD, Queensland
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Technology
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH91866_1488433570

The company
This leading player in the Financial Services industry continues to grow year on year and as a result is looking for an experienced SQL Server DBA to join them on a permanent basis.


Role and responsibilities
The role has ownership of our data infrastructure. This includes standard DBA responsibilities such as capacity planning, configuration, migration, performance monitoring and optimisation, security, data recovery, etc. Additionally, this role has requirements that go beyond the standard Senior DBA skills, including:

  • A deep understanding of what it means to scale horizontally
  • Manage fewer but highly complex databases
  • Hands on approach - we expect you to understand and be involved in working with the databases
  • Designing and implementing scale-out strategies for highly complex and rich database systems
  • Conceptualise and separate data using various database technologies that are best fit for the data type
  • Working closely with the SQL Developer's for best outcomes
  • An appreciation of a 24/7 web environment
  • Understand challenges and opportunities that big data provides
  • Identifying and implementing performance optimisations in complex scenarios
  • Automating processes
  • Building infrastructure to effectively realise value from big data

Experience requirements

  • Solid experience in technologies and techniques for horizontal scaling (e.g. sharding, clustering)
  • Some experience outside of Microsoft RDBs stack e.g., other relational DBs, document DB, key-value stores, graph DBs
  • Solid experience in standard DBA responsibilities
  • Primary experience working within SQL Server

Training and engagement

  • Frequently engage with peers and management to minimize error and ensure new solutions fit well with existing services and planned development
  • Stay up to date and grow competency through continual professional development


*Please note, full permanent Australian working rights are required to be considered for this position and successful applicants will be contacted.


Apply Today
Please send your resume and a cover letter stating your experience horizontally scaling databases by clicking on the apply button. Your application will be assessed within 3 working days. Please note only candidates with suitable skills will be contacted. For a confidential discussion, please do not hesitate to contact Jhansi on 07 30200343