[3015] Operational SQL Database Administrator

Hybrid or remote working
BPSS clearance to start


As a Database Administrator, you will be a prominent member of the Company’s Database Administration team, managing Databases across our National Security portfolio, providing support to day-to-day critical business activities.
The successful applicant will:
• Maintain smooth operation and implement changes following best practice;
• Implement and maintain backup and recovery solutions to support RPO and RTO Objectives;
• Analyse customers’ incident and problem tickets within strict Service Levels;
• Liaise with Senior Internal Stakeholders, Clients and other third parties to ensure that their requirements meet your development in the most efficient and cost-effective manner;
• Liaise with Change and Release Management functions to enable the smooth transition of solutions from Test and Pre-Production into Production;
• Provide accurate estimates for their own work;
• Understand and apply a formal quality approach;
• Produce both customer-facing and internal knowledge base documentation as required in line with company and customer standards;
• Participate in and facilitate knowledge sharing between Support, Development and Service Delivery functions;

We are looking for a dynamic individual with experience in Operational SQL Database administration who has a knowledge and understanding of Cloud Technology. You will be self-motivated and able to multi-task in line with customer SLAs. You must be comfortable speaking at a technical level to technical and non-technical teams and have strong written and verbal communication skills.

You will have:
• Solid experience as an Operational DBA (Preferably SQL Server);
• Deep knowledge of Database Administration;
• Experience and/or Knowledge with Cloud technology (Preferably Azure);
• Experience and/or Knowledge of Data Pipelines and ETL/ELT process;
• Practical knowledge and experience of database High Availability solutions;
• Proficient knowledge of Database Design and Database Server Infrastructure;
• General knowledge of Windows Server, Unix and Linux environments;
• General Security Awareness & Understanding;
• Experience of Database Migrations;
• Experience of Query Performance Tuning;
• Excellent Communication Skills with all levels of staff both internal and external stakeholders;
• Excellent organisational skills and a keen eye for detail;
• Ability to pick up and learn new technologies quickly;
• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, pressured environment;
• Analysis and solving of Incidents and Problems;
• Excellent planning and organisational skills.

United Kingdom
Tom Gardiner
+44 203 154 5030