• SQL Database Administrator

    Requisition ID
    Job Location(s)
    Limerick Ireland
    Cook Medical Europe Ltd
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Plan, implement, configure and troubleshoot database instances within the Cook Medical IT Infrastructure, including servers and related software. Implement appropriate monitoring and optimization mechanisms for system performance as well as user access. Plan and implement security, backup, recovery and maintenance procedures for the database instances and ensure same are functioning properly.



    • Administer, maintain, develop and implement policies and procedures for ensuring the availability, performance and integrity of the company’s SQL servers.
    • Assist application teams in data modeling to design and implement data structures including indexes, partitioning schemes, compression techniques.
    • Create and modify stored procedures, tables, views, sequences and triggers to automate database maintenance tasks.
    • Enforce data quality and ensure data integrity.
    • Automate manual processes to alert users when attention is required.
    • Implement, configure and troubleshoot database instances, monitor and optimize system performance, design and implement the best backup strategies for a successful recovery operation.
    • Set up database clustering using MS ‘AlwaysOn’ Availability Groups in an enterprise.
    • Develop and document database architectures within the confines of the application requirements and established standards.
    • Review, plan and implement database migrations, upgrades of database management system software to enhance database performance.
    • Monitor and report using software and native processes.
    • Review database objects for data integrity, security, recoverability, scalability, maintenance and capacity, and recommend changes to management as necessary.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.       
    • 5 years of experience in database operations with significant production support experience.
    • Hand-on experience in installing, configuring and supporting SQL Server 2008R2, 2012, 2014, 2016.
    • Prior experience in managing migrations of on-premise databases to hybrid or cloud only Azure databases.
    • Experience in managing SQL data services on Asure DB in cloud only and hybrid environments.
    • Knowledge of high availability architecture including clustering, data replication to a global setup, transaction log shipping, database mirroring, replication, ‘AlwaysOn’ Availability Groups
    • Solid experience with Performance Monitoring, Indexing, DMV’s, Profiler and other tools to find areas that need tweaking with database configurations
    • Experience with data modeling, logical and physical database design, documentation and coding
    • Experience with SQL database development (T-SQL), and automating maintenance tasks
    • Ability to be a technical expert in improving performance, security and recoverability.
    • Knowledge on MSSQL Server Business Intelligence products: Reporting & Integration Services
    • Hands-on experience with database standards and end user applications
    • In-depth understanding on database backups, recovery, security, integrity and SQL
    • Additional experience must include: PowerShell, Idera Suite, Commvault Backups, SharePoint
    • Working knowledge of Agile principles and application
    • Intuitive and analytical approach to problem solving
    • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work with an international Database Operations team.

    About Cook Medical

    Since 1963, Cook Medical has been finding solutions to improve the world's healthcare problems for the patients and doctors we serve. As one of the world's largest private companies, we have always operated with our patients, customers, employees and communities at our core. We do this, not only because it is good business, but also because we believe that being a good corporate citizen is the right thing to do.

    Cook Medical has been in Limerick since 1993. Since opening, we have become a European headquarters for many of Cook's business functions.

    With a global workforce of 12,000, we employ over 850 people in Ireland who bring Endoscopy, Urology and Peripheral Intervention products from conception to commercialisation.

    Our employee benefits include:

    • Life Assurance and Income Protection cover
    • Educational Assistance
    • Company sponsored Defined Contribution pension scheme
    • Medical Health Insurance cover for you and your immediate family
    • Extensive health & wellness program including Indian head massages, healthy lifestyle seminars, mindfulness courses, physio sessions, flu vaccinations, nutrition talks
    • Fully equipped gym on site
    • 39-hour week with flexible start & finish times
    • Paid time off to participate in volunteer activities
    • Free parking
    • Subsidised restaurant
    • Sports & Social club



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