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Job Role:                                 Production DBA                                 

Division/Department:             Group/IT                                 

Location:                                 South Africa – Cape Town (Remote)                                                          

Reports to:                              IT Infrastructure Manager                                                       

About Europa Worldwide Group:

Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator specialising in Road freight, Air & Sea freight and Warehousing.

We provide market leading products and services to leading international and UK businesses who have chosen Europa because of its commitment to providing best in class services.

We have featured in the prestigious Sunday Times Top Track 250 three times and employ over 1,300 staff globally. The company’s turnover of £260 million in 2021 is expecting to increase to £300 million in 2022.

Position Summary:

Perform day-to-day tasks of keeping databases up and running including change management, reviewing database structures, security and authorisation. Maintaining backup and recovery processes to a high level, taking appropriate database backups and confirming they are stored correctly. Undertake database management, to ensure servers are optimised for resource usage in line with business applications.  Working closely with Development DBA’s to ensure systems have resource structures in place for BAU and future growth.

This is where you come in:

Perform day-to-day tasks of keeping databases up and running including change management, reviewing database structures, security and authorisation. Maintaining backup and recovery processes to a high level, taking appropriate database backups and confirming they are stored correctly. Undertake database management, to ensure servers are optimised for resource usage in line with business applications.  Working closely with Development DBA’s to ensure systems have resource structures in place for BAU and future growth.

Our Ideal Person:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of maintaining a DBA role.
  • Microsoft Azure experience.
  • Experience in migrating SQL services to an Always On environments.
  • Must be Microsoft Certified.
  • Must have a Production DBA background, ideally involving MSSQL technologies.
  • Will have a personality which will both fit into and enrich our team.

In this role, you will:

  • Act as an escalation point for operational support issues and remediation / root cause analysis.
  • Utilise hands on technical implementation skills using technologies such as SQL queries and PowerShell scripting.
  • Determine the scope of implementations and resource planning required and present technical and business consulting to the wider business.
  • Produce technical proposal and manage risks and bottlenecks.
  • Act as an escalation point within the team and work closely with Data Governance and Data Protection to ensure data is protected at all time.
  • Lead on progress projects and deliver through from conceptual to production.
  • Work closely with IT developers on continuous integration and projects.
  • Undertake impact analysis in order to monitor performance and implement fit-for-purpose solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Take ownership of the delivery of the infrastructure strategy and associated milestones; including backups, restores, alerting and monitoring.
  • Lead, motivate and develop colleagues in line with the culture, values and expectations of the organisation.
  • Perform database troubleshooting.
  • Participate in an on-call rota to provide out of hours support to the business.
  • Undertake SQL and OS Patching cycles of SQL nodes, in line with business maintenance windows.
  • Maintain best practice whilst building SQL nodes / server environments, along with post configuration of the SQL software.
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by their line manager, commensurate with the role.
  • Ensure you comply and follow our company values, which we refer to as ‘Our Approach to Business’!

What you can expect from us:

  • Excellent salary package.
  • Europa Rewards Scheme (offers/discounts on latest technology, vouchers, gym membership etc)
  • The opportunity to develop, progress and work within a global organisation which is rapidly growing.
  • A fantastic working culture which promotes excellent work/life balance.
  • Working closely with a team of talented individuals with a great work ethic who also love to have fun!
  • Contributory company pension scheme.
  • Additional holiday scheme
  • Employee Wellbeing Programme
  • Car parking (TBC VDP)
  • hybrid working
  • holiday entitlement of 25 days office staff,
  • Laptop / phone
  • Canteen facilities
  • Company events

 

 

 

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