MSSQL Database Administrator

At customer site, Flexibel
Cloud Technology
Professional, Freelancer

Do you have a keen interest and strong knowledge of MSSQL database environments? Do you want to further deepen and specialize in this technology in an on premise installation or on Azure? In addition, do you have knowledge and/or sufficient interest to work with other database brands (MongoDB, MySQL, Postgres, …)? Are you willing to make the necessary efforts to obtain the necessary knowledge in this? Then Cegeka has a challenge for you! We are looking for a collaborator who can take up this database management role. Cegeka is supporting database solutions for customers in an on premise model in our own data centers or remotely, but also increasingly within the public cloud (Azure, OCI, …). Thorough knowledge in this field is an additional bonus.

  • In your role as MSSQL Database Administrator: (mandatory):
  • You are responsible for the installations, upgrades and configurations of the MSSQL environments in order to successfully set up and manage the IT environment of the internal/external customer.
  • You know most of the features of the latest instance and database versions and can work with them according to the customer's requirements. 
  • On the basis of a rotation, you are responsible for the permanence and service to the end users to guarantee the agreed service levels. Sporadic work outside the traditional office hours is part of this.
  • In a proactive and critical way you examine the IT-environment of the internal/external customers and you formulate the necessary improvement proposals. These can be in the domain of infrastructure improvements, as well as in the capacity to recommend code and application changes.
  • You ensure up to date procedures and draw configurations in order to give the other engineers the necessary tools to guarantee the stability of the environment.
  • You provide support for incidents with end users of the internal/external customer in order to limit or avoid interruption of the work.
  • You have a drive to continuously learn, maximize your technical skills and apply them optimally within the organization.
  • Experience in setting up and managing environments in Azure Database for MSSQL is an important asset. The gradual expansion of our customer base in this domain provides additional opportunities to leverage this specialization. 
  • In your role as Database Administrator for other brands such as MySQL, Oracle, Postgres: (acquired knowledge or sufficient interest to learn one or more)
  • As a DBA, you are responsible for the smooth operation and life cycle management of the client's database environment. You will monitor the SLAs and remediate where possible.
  • You also make the necessary proposals to improve the customer environment. You are willing to go deep into the DB solution for these environments, perform analysis, script and document customization.
  • Depending on the level of knowledge, you will receive additional training to be able to perform the above tasks with support from colleagues.

What you need to succeed:

  • You posses following technical skills on MS SQL:
  • Experience in managing and operating medium and large-sized production database systems on Windows Servers.
  • Experience in installing, configuring, and deploying MSSQL Servers. Perform capacity planning, performance turning, monitoring, troubleshooting and optimization of the instances.
  • Experience in providing direct operational support across all areas of the production database infrastructure: clusters, availability groups, release management, performance monitoring and troubleshooting, capacity, and disaster recovery planning.
  • Knowledge on implementing security best practices.
  • Interest in developing and maintaining documentation.
  • Experience in setting up and managing environments in Azure Database for MSSQL is an important asset.
  • For the Database Administrator work on other brands you ideally posses following technical skills:
  • Basic administration of a particular brand.
  • Manage backup and recovery and maintain after image.
  • Hands on experience with database patching, migration, and upgrade projects.
  • Scripting and documenting experience.
  • You are fluent in English and preferably Dutch

What are we offering:

  • We ask a lot (of talents) of you. Fortunately, you also get a lot in return!
  • You will join a Top Employer! 
  • A competitive salary completed with fringe benefits. An electrical company car with charging card or mobility budget, luncheon vouchers, eco vouchers, interesting group and medical insurance, a mobile phone subscription,  flat-rate expense allowances, a powerful laptop and the opportunity to give your salary package a personal touch thanks to our Flex Reward Plan. 
  • Flexible working hours and a nice work/life balance. 
  • A top team: in which new fresh ideas and initiatives are always welcome! Team events, monthly happy hours and an always legendary company party are also part of this. 
  • Continuous learning: through innovation centers, reading groups, knowledge sharing meetings, hackathons, participation in conferences and external training courses, we focus on knowledge sharing and learning. 
  • Opportunity to grow: depending on your own interests and initiatives, Cegeka offers various horizontal and vertical career paths. 
  • Hybrid working: you work remotely in combination with working from a Cegeka office in your area (Hasselt, Leuven, Antwerp, Ghent).
  • We value sustainability by pursuing carbon neutrality with the electrification of our vehicle fleet and an eco-friendly data center. We develop innovative solutions with a positive impact on the environment, people and society, and strive for an inclusive and diverse work environment where everyone is valued and heard. 

Aspire to more: our promise to you!

At Cegeka you get all the opportunities you need to develop further as a professional. Together we discover what you really want to do for our clients and colleagues. We would like to invite you to grow with us. In an unprecedented variety of challenging and meaningful IT projects. Make your mark on projects with interesting customers where we can make the difference. Aspire to more!

We are always working together here. Intensively, with lots of fun and commitment. It is a culture driven by family values: full of trust, people-oriented, open, loyal and respectful. We offer a lot of freedom and responsibility. We want you to be part of the next phase of a proud, successful, fast-growing, innovative, European IT company full of ambitions.

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