DBA Microsoft SQL Server Expert

Job Type: Other
Contract Type: Freelance
Job Location: Brussels
Sector: Banking & Insurance
Languages: FR & NL & EN
Teleworking: 3 days/week
Duration (min): 1 year
Frequency: Full-time


After the major IT Transformation Program in 2022 of our client, where business applications hosted on Mainframe have been migrated to a Windows solution stack with SQL server as Main database engine, pursues the modernization, industrialization, extension of its SQL Server Data Backbone, towards a more unified Data backbone between Operational & Analytics Databases, to support the new architecture patterns and hosting platforms, continuing to evolve with the technology evolution of Microsoft SQL Server.
In this context, hybridation with On-Premises & Cloud platforms, SQL Server Evolutions and continuous Operating Optimization of the current platform with high Availability and Performance Level, the team manager for the SQL Server environment is looking for a DBA Microsoft SQL Server expert to contribute and support those challenges.

Objective of the job

In support of the I&O RUN Activities & Transformation Challenges:

  • Support and facilitate the transformation change
  • Organize and coordinate SQL Server deliverables
  • Function as technical expert on SQL Server in close collaboration with the SQL Server team
    (ETL, performance, troubleshooting, operational excellence, availability of systems, Security
    management, Security Auditing….)
  • Support the Operating Model for SQL Server Operational Databases to the Cloud
  • Architecture, develop and document solutions / procedures / scripts to operate the environment
  • Share your experience with our SQL Server experts
  • Provide coaching and technical guidance to the fellow colleagues when needed
  • Act in respect of scope, timing and budget
  • Act transparently to the team, the management and the project leading
  • Adopt a positive, collaborative and constructive attitude in the team and in the relationship with
    the stakeholders
  • You own a structured approach
  • Prepare and support changes, where applicable outside office hours
  • You will work in and with multidisciplinary teams where you will fulfill your part of your knowledge
    and experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams


Technical requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of SQL Server Database Administration
  • Excellent knowledge of SQL Server System Administration
  • Experienced in ETL services
  • Excellent SQL Server knowledge to perform deep-dive performance Troubleshooting, Performance Tuning and Optimization
  • Good knowledge of:
    • SQL Server Security & Security Auditing
    • T-SQL
    • SQL Integration Services (SSIS)
    • Powershell scripting
    • SQL Reporting (SSRS)
    • SQL Analysis (SSAS)
  • Experience required on SQL Server version 2019 or upper.
  • Be able to interpret the results of performance reports which are collected by tools like Query Store and/or Extended Events and/or SQL Sentry and provide input/insight to improve the performance or give impact analysis.
  • Experience with SQL Server DMV’s its usage and interpretation
  • Specialist in optimal design for best performance
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Experience working with Windows server and Active Directory
  • Is a plus:
    o Microsoft SQL Server, and/or MVP certifications
    o Azure SQL Database Experiences (Administration, Security, Performance Tuning)
    o Knowledge Azure Data Factory , Azure Synapse Link

Personal Skills

  • Team Player
  • Coaching skills
  • Adaptive and supportive to change
  • Quality and result oriented
  • Solution minded
  • Sense of detail
  • Focus on operational excellence
  • Easy and clear communicator
  • Sociable, reliable, accurate & empathetic
  • Planning and organization minded

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