SQL DBA - Milton Keynes

£30k - £40k - Misc IT Technical
Ref: 820 Date Posted: Monday 18 Apr 2022
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Suitable for:  SQL DBA / SQL Database Administrator

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000

Our client is an innovative, highly successful organisation supplying leading edge technology to the NHS. This role will require working in a local Operations Team interpreting requirements, providing technical support for the deployment and release management functions and providing 2nd & 3rd line support for bug fixing and optimising existing software and hardware within the current product set.


  • Min 3 years' experience as SQL DBA, SQL Server Database Administrator or similar
  • Experience of large transactional databases (100GB+)
  • Excellent knowledge of the SQL Database Engine
  • Excellent performance tuning skills (experience of Query Tuning, Indexing, Locking etc)
  • Excellent communication skills – both to a technical and non-technical audience
  • Experience in engaging at a commercial level with customers both technical and nontechnical
  • Experience of database release / upgrades with product releases
  • 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
  • Experience in the manipulation, transformation, and exploration of large multi-dimensional datasets
  • Experience in database installation, backup, restore and maintenance
  • Data Warehouse development, ETL and transformation into confirmed design
  • Knowledge of SSIS packages
  • Excellent experience and knowledge of the Microsoft stack
  • Understanding of relational database design & dimensional Data-modelling
  • Some experience of using Visual Studio
  • 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 and T-SQL, writing scripts, Log Shipping, producing reports (SSRS), performance tuning, automated back-ups and 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 SQL DBA will be reponsible for, 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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