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Willis Towers Watson

Azure SQL DBA

Position

Azure Infrastructure Engineer – SQL DBA

Location

Mumbai, India

Reporting to

 

Job Summary

The candidate will implement IT solutions and services with a focus on SQL database infrastructure and other components in a Microsoft Azure cloud environment for Willis Re Technology Team. This position is responsible for day to day build of SQL infrastructure on Azure, based on overall system design for Azure solutions of the organization. Also provide support for the resolution of problems associated with cloud-based solutions.

Primary responsibilities in this role will be :

·         Provide system administration for SQL Server Databases hosted on Azure.

·         Provide operational support and problem resolution for a large complex cloud computing environment

·         Configure, implement and support an automated workflow for cloud environment provisioning

·         Development of automated solutions to monitor and support our software development and release processes.

·         Troubleshoot virtual hardware and software problems and take appropriate corrective action and/or interact with IT staff or vendors in performing complex testing, support, server recovery, and troubleshooting functions.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

Design and Build 60%

  • Develop, implement, and maintain IaaS Infrastructure as a Service in a cloud environment with focus on SQL Server.
  • Define, refine and audit processes and policies for SQL Server BackUp, Access Management, Data Replication and Disaster Recovery.

·         Responsible for creation and enforcement of cloud architecture standards for SQL in a cloud environment

  • Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design scripts, processes, and procedures
  • Utilize configuration and deployment tools for automation in a cloud environment
  • Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design scripts, processes, and procedures

·         Perform cloud computing environment build-outs, site setup, user training, hardware/software installation, maintenance and support and documentation of operating procedures and processes.

·         Implement and utilize automation to perform system administration including changes, deletes, disk space management, application installation, and backups for cloud systems.

·         Develop and maintain scripts for automated builds of development, testing, production, and DR environments

·         Stay in tune with new technologies.

·         Provide technical expertise to other team members

Support duties 40%

·         Troubleshoot virtual hardware and software problems, and take appropriate corrective action and/or interact with IT staff or vendors in performing complex testing, support, server recovery, and troubleshooting functions.

·         Provides technical support to resolve issues related to Operating System, Networking or Database in Azure environment.

·         Identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting cloud network performance.

 


Experience / Requirements

Essential

·         In depth system administration experience and knowledge for SQL Server Databases, including database configuration, backups and access management.

·         4+ years’ experience in SQL Server Database installation, operations, administration, and maintenance, preferably all or some in Azure environment

·         2+ years’ experience working with cloud technologies; Azure experience highly desired

·         Understanding of overall infrastructures solution including networking, servers, Active Directory etc and willingness to contribute in all areas of infrastructure.

·         General working knowledge of NAS, SAN, operating system administration

·         In depth knowledge and corporate hands-on experience with configuration and implementation of IaaS / infrastructure as code on Azure cloud.

·         Understanding and working knowledge of Azure PaaS SQL database offering.

·         Good consultative, communication, analytical, and judgment skills.

·         Ability to communicate well and perform as part of a team located in multiple time zones / cultures.

Desirable

·         Understanding of Insurance/Reinsurance

·         Microsoft certification with Azure.

·         Working knowledge of DevOps development activities and complex development tasks, including container management systems

·         Experience scripting in languages such as Python, JSON, shell scripting, PowerShell, and PowerCLI..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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