Database Administrator

London (Central), London (Greater)
09 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Experience Level

A fantastic opportunity to provide technical support for our SQL server databases and delivering technical input into projects.

About the role

You will be responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database. As well as being involved in the planning and development of the database, you will also troubleshoot any issues. You will take ‘a hands’ on approach to the role by supporting and maintaining the CMS SQL Environment, delivering BAU projects appropriately and managing the existing applications portfolio.

About you

You will be technically skilled with solid experience of SQL. You will have good communication skills with a focus on customer service and satisfaction. This role will be ideal for someone who is a problem solver,with a proactive and pragmatic approach to their work. Someone who is able to make judgements based on their analytical strengths and who can work under pressure to meet deadlines.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Good understanding of various SQL Clustering, HA and DR methods:
    • Windows Failover Cluster – configuring and troubleshooting
    • SQL AlwaysOn High Availability – configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting (on local subnets and stretched across subnets)
    • Log Shipping - configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting
  • Good understanding of performance tuning and troubleshooting
  • Data extraction:
    • Ability to write large queries, joining data from several tables to produce data extracts used by other systems
    • Understanding of ETL and how to Extract, Transform and Load data
    • Understanding of the benefits and downfalls of different methods, e.g. Stored Procedures vs SSIS

About us 

CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 39 countries from 70 office worldwide. 

On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.  We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services.  And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”). 

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online or contact Tahira Choudhry, Recruitment Advisor, for more information.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place.  Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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