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Database Administrator

Job Title: Database Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Elstree, United Kingdom
REF: 387
Contact Name: Sarah-Jane Taylor
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Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

Database Administrator

North London

Salary Up to £60,000 (depending on experience) + bonus + company benefits



The Database Administrator is a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the company platform and is responsible for making sure that the platform delivers successfully in the enterprise environment. This means that performance, reliability and scalability need to be tested on many platforms.

You’ll be maintaining the Database and windows servers, ensuring the business is running in optimum condition.

You’d be a great fit for the role if you know how to diagnose database performance problems and have been the go to person for DBA issues before.

The SaaS Operations team are integral to the success of the company – fast paced and ever-evolving, a talented group of people who believe that with the right technology and the right attitude, they can revolutionize the world of software development and delivery. You’ll be joining a team of brilliant people, focused on delivery outstanding service to your team and the customer base.


You’ll also have the opportunity to work on many other things including:

Data analytics

Data modelling

If you’re an Administrator looking to be valued within a group of bright people, delivering an award winning cloud-based solution in an innovative organization, then this might just be the role for you!


What we’re looking for:

You might be a great fit for the team if you’re a passionate technologist, an analytical thinker, tenacious, forward thinking and problem solver with a strong background in database administration.

To do a great job in this position, experience can include:

On-call troubleshooting experience with at least one production SQL Server for a year. You don’t have to be the only DBA or have DBA in your job description, but you should have been the one person that the company would call if the SQL Server service stopped working.

Finding DMV queries to answer questions about server-level performance. 

Experience with TDE and SQL server always on.

Any experience working with SQL Azure or running Database in the public cloud is a bonus.

Experience with other BigData/NoSQL solutions (e.g. Key-Value, Document and In-Memory databases).


The responsibilities of the role include:

Ensuring that all database servers are backed up in a way that meets the business’s Recovery Point Objectives (RPO).

Testing backups to ensure we can meet the organization’s Recovery Time Objectives (RTO).

Troubleshooting SQL Server service outages as they occur, including some after-hours and weekend coverage.

Configure SQL Server monitoring utilities to minimize false alarms.

Install and configure new SQL Servers.

Deploy database change scripts as a part of application upgrades. 

When performance issues arise, determine the most effective way to increase performance, server configuration changes, or index/query changes.

Supporting the Window Environment.

Document the company’s database environment.