Database Administrator (NATO NCIA)

Brussels, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [AAS5072 ]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Database Administrator to work at NATO NCIA in Brussels, Belgium.


  • Daily operations and maintenance of various database services and their related infrastructure
  • Provision of second line database support to Service Centre
  • Monitoring performance of DBMS systems and implementation of required measures ensuring optimal performance and availability of database services
  • Implementing defined backup strategy for all database systems and execution of tests ensuring that valid recovery plan is in place
  • Working closely with other sections as required when resolving incidents or planning and implementing changes to systems
  • Assisting in defining and implementing upgrade strategy to keep DBMS environment current
  • Implementing required configuration changes following formal change management process
  • Implementing appropriate security measures and ensuring that systems are developed adhering to business continuity standards
  • Acting as Subject Matter Expert
  • Ensuring that all actions taken are accurately documented in accordance with ITIL standards & procedures
  • Writing procedures and technical documentation to be shared with other CSU staff members
  • Writing, testing and using software scripts that automate repetitive work or in response to “data mining” requests
  • Responding rapidly and accurately to multiple tasks and unexpected situations under pressure with minimal supervision


  • Required Security Clearance: NATO Secret
  • 8+ years recent experience with database administration activities in large scale ICT service-oriented environment
  • Expert knowledge of SQL Server RDBMS/Reporting/Integration Services in its various versions is essential
  • Experience with SQL Server deployments on Microsoft Clusters (availability groups – fci cluster)
  • Good knowledge of Windows technology such as Windows 2012 Server and Active Directory
  • Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities to analyse database related problems and ability to think beyond database space
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. PowerShell, Perl)
  • Good awareness of access security and knowledge on security policies implementation
  • Have very good general knowledge of IT hardware and software
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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