Senior Database Administrator

Proofpoint Belfast Full-time
Salary Competitive
At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks.

The Role

As a Database Administrator at Proofpoint you will be responsible for the performance, availability, recoverability, and reliability of our production database servers across multiple data centers. You will work alongside Service Reliability Engineers in Operations and co-operate with the Data Architect and Engineering to improve scalability, service reliability, capacity, and performance. You will assist in database deployment, automation for provisioning and operating the databases behind our large-scale systems. You will work with development and QA on building pipelines and automation for delivering and deploying production applications to this infrastructure.


We are looking for passion, curiosity, attention to details, taking pride in one's work, taking ownership, and having ideas/opinions. If you’re the enthusiastic team player who cares about the infrastructure, remains calm in crisis, collaborates cross functionally, and easily writes code for automation we want to talk to you.


Your day-to-day

  • Assist in the day to day operations of a Microsoft SQL Server environment

  • Manage databases in a heterogeneous (Linux/Windows) multi-site global 24X7 environment

  • Designing, Implementing and Supporting High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR)

  • Backups, restoration and thorough understanding of recovery models

  • Managing indexes and statistics

  • Proficient in SQL Server database Partitioning

  • Assisting with Database CI/CD

  • Expert use of T-SQL, DMVs, Profiler, PerfMon, ExtendedEvents, Availability Groups, Partitioned Tables

  • Help ensure proper security, monitoring, alerting and reporting are in place for the infrastructure

  • Support multiple virtualized SQL Servers

  • Work with and provide cross training to other Operations team members to help ensure adequate overall coverage

  • Troubleshooting and resolving escalated issues

  • Assist with Capacity planning for all aspects of the infrastructure

  • Developing and maintaining processes, tools, and documentation in support of the production environment

  • Developing operational policies, procedures, controls and standards

  • Participate in evaluation of new software, hardware and infrastructure solutions

  • Participation on-call rotation and be available 24/7 in an escalation capacity

What you bring to the team

  • Strong working knowledge of MS SQL Server and Windows Server

  • Some experience of MS SQL Server on Linux

  • Working knowledge of Linux

  • Skills to support Availability Groups and SQL Server HA

  • Understanding of Partitioning of SQL Server tables

  • Calm in the eye of the storm

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. This position will be required to work with teams across the organization.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Maternity / paternity leave
Maternity / paternity leave

Kids are the future, go spend time with them.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Working at
Proofpoint

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to: - Build and enhance our proven security platform - Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture - Analyse new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel - Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

Read more about Proofpoint

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