Senior SQL Server DBA – Bruxelles

Introduction

Within the distributed and mainframe department, the Database product team is in charge of database management. We are responsible of the database infrastructure. Our mission is to provide reliable database services by covering the whole DB lifecycle. We support our customers on the move to the cloud journey. We manage both deployment through projects and maintenance in operational condition. We also have an advisory role on Database strategy.


Our organization is global and includes DBAs all over the world. We are split in two teams one for Oracle and one for SQL, DB2 and MongoDB.


The position described here will be situated in the SQL team and the focus of the work will be to support the migration of SQL servers from an on-premises IaaS platform to Azure IaaS.

Organization

You will be part of the consultancy services team where you will be surrounded by experts that can assist you at any time

Function

Support of SQL Server database server migrations (FOCUS)

– Work in a dedicated migration project team supporting multiple application teams

– Analyse status and requirements of servers to be migrated and assessing dependencies

– Highlight any findings that could affect a successful migration

– Support the planning of the waves

– Validate existing automation and suggest / implement improvements in coordination with the SQL Product team

– Increase the level of automation of pre-checks, migration and post-checks


Database Operations and Engineering

If capacity allows, additional work can include:

General database operations on productive systems:

– Attend the daily global operation meeting

– Respond to incident, changes and requests within defined SLA

– Monitor backups and resolve issues

– Monitoring through tools and/or custom scripts

– General technical trouble shooting and resolution of issues

– Root cause analysis for incidents and propose preventive measures

– Migrate / upgrade / copy databases

– Communicate recognized risks, issues and areas for improvement

Database Engineering:

– Contribute to the development and evolve of IT standards

– Setup and maintain documentation

– Automate, industrialize and improve the functioning of the Database infrastructure, using scripting (PowerShell) and Puppet

– Participate in developing new services

– Get involved in Security and Audit topics

Requirements

Technical MUST:

– SQL Server (2008 to 2019): Demonstrated multi-year experience in database administration in complex production environments

– Experience with running SQL Server in Public Cloud IaaS: Azure

Technical SHOULD:

– Automation with PowerShell, Puppet, Terraform: The more skills the better

– Familiarity with ServiceNow and Jira

Transversal skills:

– Experience in change management. (ITIL methodology)

– Willingness to show initiative and proactivity, to be rigorous and responsive

– Have a strong sense of service delivery and communication

– Openness to work in a global, international team

– Be able to work autonomously

Offer

We offer a market conform salary with additionally an educational and coaching track

Information

[email protected]

Chatry Van Hove +32 2 255 71 50

Application

Chatry Van Hove +32 2 255 71 50

[email protected]

Our values

We do not only have a set of value that guide our daily choices, but they are really embedded in our DNA. We call it WESTPOLE MENTALITY. Our culture respects individuality and growth for each employee, and if you join our family you will be in contact every day with our values, which represent the way we face our daily challenges.