SQL Database Architect - United Kingdom - remote working

£60k-£70k - IT Architecture
Ref: 943 Date Posted: Tuesday 02 Aug 2022
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Suitable for:       SQL Database Architect, Senior Database Developer with SQL Server and Azure SQL experience

Location:             Hybrid between home and any of the following offices.  Warrington, Bristol, Nottingham, Maidstone

Duration:             Permanent

Salary:                 £60,000 - £70,000 p.a.

Please note that unfortunately, our client is unable to offer sponsorship

We are currently recruiting for an experienced SQL Database Architect for our client who is a leading software and services provider to the health and social care industry. The SQL Database Architect will work with multi-skilled Agile Development teams and will perform a critical role in the ongoing development of core products by providing expertise on the back-end data tier which includes the efficient access and storage of application data.

Essential skills/attributes:

The SQL Database Architect will need to have 5+ years of commercial experience with Microsoft SQL Server as a Database Architect, who can demonstrate a real passion for crafting performant and resilient storage solutions, with a flexible and creative attitude, good communication skills and a strong work ethic.

Must Have:

  • Strong database design and development skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the SQL Database Engine including strong T-SQL experience
  • Experience of performance monitoring, index tuning and query optimization
  • Thorough understanding of database security practises
  • Database Administration including installs/backup/restore/replication
  • Experience working with databases in excess of 1Tb
  • Solid experience of cloud database and storage technology, such as Azure SQLCosmos DB and Blob and table storage
  • A proven track record of delivering successful projects


  • Health Care and Clinical systems
  • Knowledge of third-party toolkits, e.g. RedGate
  • Experience working within an Agile development environment
  • Developed high availability multi-user system
  • Knowledge of source code management principals
  • Microsoft certification(s)

The Role:

The SQL Database Architect will be involved with schema design, stored procedure development and tuning, knowledge of storage patterns and helping to guide the development teams on best practices for managing application data.  The individual will have a workload covering (but not limited to):

  • Provide technical guidance on strategic decisions in the area of databases and storage
  • Advising Agile SQL developers on SQL best practice
  • Working with other database developers to deliver projects in a timely fashion
  • All aspects of performance analysis and tuning
  • Advising technical teams on operational best practise to achieve a resilient and performant data platform
  • Ensuring that development processes help create high-quality products
  • Assisting in troubleshooting support issues in real-time
  • Creating solutions that fit well within the existing estate and methodology
  • Keeping up to date with emerging technologies and advising how they can be used to improve the existing architecture

Full Job description is available on request

To apply:  Please follow the online application process and upload your CV, in Word format

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK for your application to be considered (sorry, our client is unable to offer sponsorship).  Due to large numbers of applications, unfortunately we cannot provide detailed feedback to everyone, however, if you wish to find out how your application is progressing, please call or e-mail the office and someone will help you / get back to you.

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