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SQL Server / .Net Senior Analyst Programmer

Job Title: SQL Server / .Net Senior Analyst Programmer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + plus excellent benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JO0000000463
Contact Name: Prospectus
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Job Published: February 01, 2016 11:43

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for someone with solid SQL Server and C# / .Net Development skills. You will be responsible for designing databases that meet the requirements of the business and for ensuring that the live databases are operating in an optimal manner, along with specifying and developing software solutions that meet the business and regulatory requirements.

Duties include:
·Working with Head of IT Projects to provide estimates and agree priorities and time scales.
·Responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of SQL Server databases including security, back-up, logging, reporting and recovery procedures
·Install, configure and maintain Microsoft SQL Server 2012 in a Windows 2012 server environment.
·Providing continuous monitoring, troubleshooting, historical and real time performance monitoring of the MS SQL Server environments.
·Perform daily, weekly, and monthly data maintenance tasks
·Configure and manage the database systems as per security guidelines and industry best practices such as PCIDSS
·Transform data via standardization, cleaning, data repair, matching, and de-duping
·Aid developers in detecting performance problems including analysis of SQL
·Work with business teams to interpret requirements for application development
·Work closely with the Marketing department to define changes to the website & website optimisation
·Provide support to the Business Systems analysts in the production of functional specifications.
·Prepare progress reports on project works
·Develop detailed test plans and ensure rigorous testing is undertaken
·Provide support for projects during installation and post implementation

Required Technical Skills:
·Windows Server platform supporting high availability enterprise systems.
·SQL Server 2012 Installation and configuration experience with SQL Server, SQL Server Service Packs and Cumulative Updates.
·Knowledgeable in SQL Server Security, maintenance and monitoring.
·Thorough understanding of relational database operations and maintenance.
·Tuning of database configuration for optimal system performance.
·Experience in establishing High Availability configurations including: SQL Mirroring, SQL Clustering, Always-On Failover Clustering, Always-On Availability Groups, and log-shipping.
·Create and maintain application databases with optimal data file and log file sizes
·Familiarity with storage technologies (e.g. SAN, NAS, etc.) desirable
·Microsoft Certification (MCITP: Database Administrator 2012 or MCSE: Data Platform) desirable
·Understanding of .NET Development (C#, ASP.NET & MVC)
·Understanding of (X)HTML, CSS & JavaScript
·Understanding of Development Procedures
·Understanding of EPiServer desirable

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