Infrastructure Engineer

Job Type IT
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 27/1/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary 51,000 - 76,000 plus On Call
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week plus On Call

Duties & Responsibilities

Do you have a passion for modern IT and would like to use your technical expertise to lead a team of innovative SQL Server DBAs? Would you like to join one of the best employers in the country whose ultimate purpose is to balance the happiness of its staff with a successful business?

Like our stores, John Lewis Partnership IT only use the best technology and tools, and we are building teams of expert Professionals ready for you to lead along a journey of innovation, exciting technology projects and operational excellence.

As a principal member of the technical team, you will bring a wealth of best practice and industry experience to instil development and operational excellence within the team. With a large investment programme in infrastructure and cyber security, you will bring technical leadership to your technology area on projects and be expected to undertake the more complex and challenging development work. You will be well experienced in ITIL processes, serving as an escalation point for priority incidents out-of-hours.

You will inspire and mentor more junior or less experienced members of the team and support the vision of world class service delivery by installing a culture of accountability, creativity, continual-improvement and productivity.

We're innovating all the time, so you'll need to be driven and passionate to make a difference, and that's why we're looking for current or future leaders with a background in making IT infrastructure work for the business

Job Requirements

We're looking for an Infrastructure MS SQL Engineer to join a highly respected organisation to work as part of a team to deliver MS SQL operational support as well as capability for a range of projects. The successful candidate will lead complex solution delivery for IT projects, working with in-house development teams and/or third parties to design, develop and implement infrastructure solutions. They lead their own group of technologies and support architects in delivering the strategic roadmap for their technology area.

As the ideal candidate you will possess experience of 24/7 operations in a similar sized organisation. You will have specialist knowledge of the following technologies with the aptitude to take on the development and support of new technologies and vendors: -

●Experience of SQL Server 2008 to 2016
●Working knowledge of HADR technologies such as Always On Availability Groups, Database Mirroring and Log Shipping
●Experience in SSRS reports and SSAS
●Excellent troubleshooting and performance tuning skills
●Experience of table partitioning and Index management
●Experience in Windows Powershell and T-SQL coding
●Documentation skills for processes and procedures ( creating KBs, runbooks, topology etc )

This role is well suited to a team player with strong communication skills, who is service oriented with strong problem solving and analytical skills. Travel to both Bracknell and London will be required

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

●Operational experience of large multi-technology environments to a demanding enterprise business
●Experience in delivering into projects with tight deadlines, embedding yourself within the project team to ensure successful delivery
●Managing their own time effectively to ensure workload is clearly prioritised

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

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