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SQL Server Database Administrator

Job Title: SQL Server Database Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
Salary: 35000.0
REF: 1499
Contact Name: Peter Sanders
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Working as part of the Application Deployment Team the role will be responsible for the performance, integrity and security of all SQL Server databases.


  • Auditing the production environment.
  • Trend analysis to provide capacity management.
  • Proactively monitoring database systems to ensure performance, availability and security.
  • Controlling and assigning privileges to ensure end user access to databases are authorised and authenticated.
  • Communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security.
  • Installing and testing new versions of the SQL Server Database Management System (DBMS).
  • Managing the implementation of SQL Server patches and service packs.
  • Automating the deployment of scripts, reports, SSIS and DTS packages.
  • Maintaining data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act.
  • Writing database documentation, including data standards.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication & presentation skills
  • Cross team collaboration and working
  • Team working
  • Initiative and innovation
  • Delivery and Quality oriented
  • Customer Focus
  • Engaging and Influencing
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Time Management
  • Project planning and control
  • Tenacity



  • Excellent knowledge of SQL Server installation and configuration
  • Excellent knowledge of SQL Server database design
  • Excellent knowledge of SQL Server capacity planning
  • Excellent knowledge of SQL Server clustering
  • Excellent knowledge of database backup and restore strategy
  • Excellent SQL Server database performance tuning capability          
  • Excellent root cause analysis & problem solving skills
  • Excellent T-SQL scripting
  • Good knowledge of DTS/SSIS packages and SSRS
  • Good skills in the use of Microsoft Office products


  • SQL Server Message Broker
  • SQL Server log shipping and replication