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SQL Database Administrator (DBA)

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Equifax is where you can power your possible. If you want to achieve your true potential, chart new paths, develop new skills, collaborate with bright minds, and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you.

Would you like to work for a dynamic technology company in Nottingham?  Data is at the heart of everything we do, and by joining the TDX Group we want you to help lead the way by utilising your hands-on DBA skills and expertise!  

This is an exciting opportunity to join TDX as we continue our transformation to Google Cloud. This role offers the opportunity to work with public and private sector clients, partner with Google to evolve our software, daily interaction with colleagues across the business including operations, analysts and technology and work on leading technologies.

As well as helping to maintain and improve our existing capabilities (which are primarily Microsoft based - MS SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS), we are looking for someone to help drive and shape best practices around how we manage and use our data and partner with our MS SQL Server DBA Team Lead.  As our transformation gathers pace we need skilled individuals like you to help us migrate to the cloud, moving and re-shaping our data as we go.  

Training opportunities will be provided via Coursera as well as the chance to partner and learn from others.  You will also be actively encouraged and sponsored to become Google certified!

About TDX Group - An Equifax Company

We've been a pioneer in the debt recovery industry for over a decade, helping businesses drive fair and appropriate consumer treatment by using data and intelligence.

We meet the exacting standards of our clients who are some of the biggest banking, retail and utility names as well as the UK government. The key to TDX's success has been the scope to build and deliver industry-leading performance portfolios, combining precise execution with high quality analytical insight and continuous creativity to our partners.

What you’ll do 

  • Balance good practice, maintainability, company goals, regulatory requirements, security and user needs into solutions

  • Maintaining the day-to-day availability of all database servers

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining a strong approach to system monitoring

  • Experience in managing high performance and availability of the databases that support critical business systems in a 24/7 environment

  • You will manage the databases through the entire product lifecycle including design, development, testing and deployment and also run / maintenance tasks (backups, incident management, managing performance etc).

  • Work independently to implement medium-large solutions.

  • Identify and the implement automatable activities in order to improve efficiency and makes recommendations on other areas for improvement

  • Define and enhance quality assurance and quality control processes to reduce the number of production incidents 

  • Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans

What experience you need 

  • MS SQL Server DBA skills; working with SQL20016 to SQL2019

    • Administering and configuring SQL Server for optimal use

    • SQL Maintenance: Backups/Integrity checks/Index Maintenance

    • Using Monitoring tools/Working with SQL Server error logs 

    • Experience of TDE and TLS

    • SQL Replication

    • Upgrading/patching SQL Server

    • Experience in complex T-SQL Code

    • Documentation of processes

  • Junior to mid DBA currently 

  • Experience of database development in a large complex environment

  • Strong data modeling and design skills, performance tuning of MS SQL Server databases

  • Be available for the on call rota 

  • ​SC clearance is required on joining

What could set you apart

  • Active Cloud Certification strongly preferred

  • Experience of databases in cloud, especially on Google Platform - e.g. Cloud SQL, Big Query

  • Migration of SQL Databases from Data Centers to Cloud Platforms

  • Working with clients and security teams on yearly security audits

  • Working on large databases that are multiple terabytes in size

  • Understanding of MS SQL Server BI toolset - SSAS (OLAP Cubes), SSIS, SSRS 

  • GITHub and Jenkins experience

  • Good understanding of agile methodologies

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The Perks of being a Equifax Employee?

We offer a wide range of company supported benefits including contributory pension, life cover, income protection, healthcare, enhanced maternity and sick pay, 26 days holiday and a day off for your birthday, with the ability to buy and sell and free credit checks. We also offer flexible benefits ranging from cycle to work, discounted travel options, gym membership, dining and leisure discounts, financial & savings plans, mobile discounts plus much more!

We also support personal development and have a range of learning options including our global online learning platform and allow you to bring your whole self to work supported by our Inclusion and Diversity, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement forums.

Are you ready to power your possible? Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!

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