Iron Mountain Senior SQL Server Admin - L3 Support Analyst in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
At Iron Mountain we protect what our customers value most, from the everyday to the extraordinary. We build customer value around the world with a passion for preserving the physical, transforming the digital, and respecting the environmental. We pioneered the industry for global records and information management and have established some of the best customer relationships in the industry with 95% of the Fortune 1000 companies among our 225,000 loyal customers. Here, you’ll bring your expertise and creativity to a workplace that thrives on continuous improvement. Here, you’ll be part of a global workforce that embraces the differences among us. And here, we’ll encourage you to Climb Higher for the benefit of our customers and each other. There is so much more, but enough about us. We can’t wait to hear about YOU.
Primary purpose of the role
Reporting to the IT Service Delivery Manager, the SQL Developer/DBA is responsible for developing fast and performant database queries, in addition to performing database maintenance tasks.
The SQL Developer/DBA will provide technical and proactive assistance to the UK Government Applications team, and engaging with other customer solutions and support services colleagues, implement effective countermeasures to ensure that system stability and performance is constantly maintained. Duties will include following best database design and development practices, as well as staying up-to-date with all relevant data security procedures and complying with all applicable data protection legislation.
The SQL Developer/DBA will be proficient in T-SQL, SSIS, SSRS and possess a good understanding of business requirements, the underlying data and ETL tools/technologies
Due to the nature of the programme/systems this role requires to support, the candidate must be a UK National who would have no issues in passing an SC security check.
Working in the DBA Team, ensure the management and maintenance of SQL Server Databases so that production systems perform efficiently and optimally for the UK Government customers
Working within the DBA Team, create and optimize stored procedures.
Work closely with the IT Infrastructure teams to ensure support and guidance where needed for database maintenance and monitoring.
Work with the cross-functional teams ensuring that changes to production databases are dealt with a controlled manner
Provides project support to the business by installing, configuring SQL Databases and implementing SQL clustering within the on premise UK Government environments
Provide a first-class reporting and data service to stakeholders.
Working closely with team members to deliver complex goals
Provides third level (tier 3) database support to internal and external customers with a high degree of customer service, quality and expertise by performing a variety of procedural, technical, and programmatic tasks.
Responsible for the development of technical support documentation
Ensures the proper handling of customer information and attention to detail in order to ensure information security compliance. Active participation in the development, support and maintenance of all aspects of security practices within your area of responsibility. Collaboration and Communications with other areas to stay informed of changes and developments that may require Information Security intervention as well as keeping other departments informed of security initiatives that may affect others
Collaborates with Service Desk personnel to ensure the seamless transfer of information between support tiers and demonstrates teamwork
Establish and maintain a working relationship with the other support teams within Information Technology
Provide excellent customer care and service to all internal and external users
Liaise with 3rd party vendors and suppliers to ensure escalated issues are dealt with appropriately
Decision Making Authority and Budgetary Responsibility
Decision making up to subject matter expert level. No budget responsibility
(What resources will the role holder have at their disposal e.g. size of budget, number of staff reporting,
include the geographical spread of these resources)
no allocated staff – will join an existing team
Iron Mountain IT (infrastructure)
To provide SME inputs where required
Iron Mountain IT (NETWORK)
To provide SME inputs where required
Iron Mountain IT (APPLICATIONS)
To provide SME inputs where required
Iron Mountain IT (service delivery)
To partner and provide a quality of service within boundaries of SLA’s, concentrating application support, break/fix and supporting the DBAs
(What qualifications or experience is needed to do the job, how long)
Degree or equivalent in IT related discipline
Formal IT qualifications in field of expertise (Microsoft MCP SQL server / MCDBA / Azure DBA Associate)
Process certifications (eg. ITIL v3)
Knowledge of a range of Corporate Technologies (e.g JAVA, .net, IIS, web services),and methodologies (scrum, agile)
Minimum 3 years’ experience in similar role
MSSQL Database Administration
SKILLS (including languages)
Fluent in English
Ability to communicate and collaborate across multiple continents with diverse personalities
British National who has lived in the UK for more than 5 consecutive years and is able to pass a Home office Security Clearance check (SC)
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to arbitrate and seek resolution to issues
Good interpersonal skills
Able to produce high quality work with minimal supervision
Able to prioritise and organise tasks whilst under pressure
Self motivated and directed
Ability to effectively prioritise & execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Solid Business Analysis skills
Able to summarise and present summaries to Senior members of Iron Mountain
Able to build relationships and operate in a matrix structure
Very strong influencing skills at a technical level
Results-orientated, able to execute and get things done, with a high degree of personal resilience
Technically capable as an IT database administrator
Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
Ability to manage external technology and data providers
Able to conduct and coordinate research into new processes, technologies and applications as required
Experience of database administration in large organisations
Experience in providing Level 2 support to complex software systems in large organisations (3+ years)
A strong background in problem analysis and establishing corrective action
Working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Track record of continual professional development
Working in the Information Management Industry
Experience in IT service delivery across different industries (3+ years)
Experience of basic SQL Database Administration
Must have UK passport, be UK based for more than 5 consecutive years and able to obtain SC security clearance
Plans for, and executes change in pursuit of business objectives
Role models and communicates Core Values and treats others with respect
Maintains a positive outlook, projects confidence, and communicates with clarity and empathy
Keeps people informed with candid, regular communication and feedback
Thinks and Acts Strategically
Translates business priorities into practical and achievable functional plans and objectives
Continually develops knowledge of the business in order to fully understand breadth of strategic
- Anticipates opportunities and problems and addresses them without delay
Delivers Results & Manages Performance
Sets challenging objectives that stretch performance targets
Prioritises workload for maximum impact and adapts plans in line with business needs
Takes and communicates decisions on time, even in uncertain, challenging circumstances
Communicates all information with clarity and impact
Chooses the methods of communication most likely to secure effective results
Demonstrates active listening, openly encouraging others to express their ideas and opinions
Demonstrates a range of influencing techniques, showing their understanding of individual
differences and the wider business priorities
Customer Focus/ Builds Relationships
Creates processes within team/function that support Total Customer Satisfaction
Ensures the team are aware of, and measuring customer data for function/country
Understands Iron Mountain’s industry, competitors and solutions and how these relate to customer
Works effectively and collaboratively within a matrix & virtual team environment
Builds and maintains internal and external networks
- Advises on the available standards, methods, tools and applications relevant to own specialism and
can make correct choices from alternatives.
Analyses, diagnoses, designs, plans, execute and evaluates work to time, cost and quality targets.
Communicates effectively, formally and informally, with colleagues, subordinates and customers.
Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who have diverse objectives.
Understands the relevance of own area of responsibility/specialism to the employing organisation.
Takes customer requirements into account when making proposals.
Takes initiative to keep skills up to date.
Maintains an awareness of developments in the industry.
Analyses requirements and advises on scope and options for operational improvement.
Demonstrates creativity and innovation in applying solutions for the benefit of the customer.
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