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Database Administrator (DBA)

  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: £30000 - £45000.00 per annum + On-call and benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

Capita IT Resourcing is currently recruiting for a Database Administrator to join us on our flagship account in Coventry. You are joining at a key time as the account, already one of the company's biggest, is expanding this year to cover even more and provide an even larger service. To support this growth we need another DBA to join the team. We can look at either an experienced candidate to come in and hit the ground running, or a more junior candidate who we can support in their professional development with mentorship and training.

Broadly speaking you should possess good database administration skills. You will also be responsible for organising changes on SQL Server databases with some development and improvement work. Finally you should also be comfortable working in a challenging, 24/7/365 Applications Management environment and as part of a wider team.

Key responsibilities and skills:

  • Ensure SQL instances align with business policy, optimal performance and best practices.
  • Analyse permissions and modify access based on principle of "least privileges required".
  • Ensure all SQL instances have robust backup, recovery and DR strategies.
  • Work within the framework of change control and coordinate with relevant parties.
  • Analyse systems and data to investigate and resolve reported system and data issues.
  • Work closely and efficiently with team members, other colleagues and third parties to ensure project requirements are fully achieved.
  • Participate in the on call rota as required
  • Perform out of hours changes as required by the business

Technical skills and experience (optional):

  • Experience working with AAG SQL clusters (Always Available Groups).
  • Familiarity with TFS (Team Foundation Services).
  • Familiarity with Visual Studio SSDT tools.
  • TSQL development experience, particularly focusing on efficiently.

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply, please send me your updated CV in response to this advert.

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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