SQL DBA - Milton Keynes

£60k to £70k - IT Software - Misc IT Technical
Ref: 640 Date Posted: Wednesday 05 May 2021
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Suitable for:  SQL Server Database Administrator or Senior Database Administrator with SQL experience

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £60k to £70k

Our client is an innovative, highly successful organisation supplying leading edge technology to the NHS.  They are recruiting for a Senior SQL DBA / SQL Server Database Administrator to join the operations team to be responsible for interpreting requirements, providing technical support for the deployment and release management functions and providing 2nd and 3rd line support for bug fixing and optimising existing software and hardware within the current product set.


  • Min 3-5 years’ experience as SQL DBA, SQL Server Database Administrator or similar
  • Excellent knowledge of the SQL Database Engine
  • Excellent performance tuning skills (experience of Query Tuning, Indexing, Locking etc.)
  • Extensive experience of working with Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014
  • Strong T-SQL Experience (creating / administrating stored procedures, scripts, functions, triggers and other objects)
  • Data Warehouse development, ETL and transformation into conformed design
  • Knowledge of SSIS packages
  • Understanding of relational database design and dimensional data modelling


As SQL DBA / SQL Server Database Administrator or similar the following skills are desirable:

  • Knowledge of C# and .Net framework desirable
  • Knowledge of NOSQL / Document DBs advantageous
  • Knowledge of SSRS reports advantageous but not essential
  • Knowledge of 3rd party toolkits e.g. RedGate desirable
  • Experience of Source Control (BitBucket/Kiln / Mercurial)
  • Strong SQL Skills (SQL server 2012/2016, T-SQL) and development skills in T-SQL, writing scripts, Log Shipping, producing reports (SSRS), performance tuning, automated back-ups, security
  • Understanding of formal DB development and administration methodologies
  • Cloud Services (Azure) experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • Any experience with Bespoke Software Solutions, ITIL, Agile and ISO 27001 will be advantageous but not necessary
  • Domain or Product expertise in IT Healthcare would be advantageous but not essential
  • BSC or equivalent in a software engineering / DB discipline and / or Professional qualifications appropriate to DB engineering roles

The Role:

The role will include the mentoring and coaching of team members to deliver high levels of effectiveness and productivity and lead by example as a highly productive SQL DBA / SQL Server Database Administrator or similar

The role will involve, but not limited to, the following tasks;

  • Provide technical guidance and support to your colleagues ensuring DB products are resolved, designed, developed and tested according to established best practice principles
  • Develop a level of product expertise across the solution architecture
  • Triage assigned support incidents. Ensure that work on defect resolution does not impact on agreed product deliverables
  • Work with a team of Database developers to ensure projects are delivered in a timely fashion

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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