Senior SQL Database Administrator

12 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
Darryl Canning
Job Type

SQL Database Administrator with 5+ years of experience who has a strong working knowledge of availability groups and performance tuning. Excellent opportunity for someone to take ownership of our environment and handle incidents that are escalated.
What can we offer you?
We are fast adopters of new SQL tech as we often find there are problems waiting to be fixed e.g. temporal tables, clustered column stores, In-memory tech, auto plan correction, distributed availability groups, managed backups, clusterless AG's etc. We are on SQL2017 right now, and you can be sure we will be on SQL2019 when it comes.

What kind of projects are being worked on
You will have the opportunity to work on a class but highly skilled team who have a great passion for building automation and brains into their system. Some projects that have been completed in the past include:
*Managing scheduling of SQLAgent jobs gracefully in the face of failovers with an availability group - we built and open-sourced tsqlScheduler to handle that.
*We took the shock absorber idea and implemented it, providing us with a massive throughput boost for data ingestion.
*Automated infrastructure testing with PowerShell.
*Auto rogue session management system.
*Rotating log Ring Buffers
*Powershell functions for developers to send SQL code review requests to the database team.
*Auto data archiving to Azure using data factory.
Main duties of the role
Responsibilities for the right candidate will include:
*Reviewing SQL pull requests
*Triaging and reacting to alerts
*Performance tuning specific SQL or applications
*Review our baselines and plan any work required (space, performance & scalability (CPU/IO), or security)
*Work closely with the product team when developing new solutions to ensure they are scalable and manageable.

About Us
Global online platform for live sport, music and entertainment tickets. Our aim to provide ticket buyers with the widest possible choice of tickets to events across the world, and helps ticket sellers ranging from individuals with a spare ticket to large multi-national event organizers reach a global audience.

Partnered with many of the world's leading brands in sport and entertainment, and has helped customers from almost every country in the world access tickets to their favourite events in the language, currency and on the device of their choice.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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