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  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

This role is based within the Application Support team to provide support and enhancements to Birmingham City Council's application estate. Key requirements of the role are:

  • Be responsible for building, maintaining and supporting Microsoft SQL Server (2008-2016) platforms across production, development, and test environments.
  • Practical experience of managing an MS SQL Server environment utilising PowerShell.
  • Provision of 24x7 support to critical business systems.
  • Knowledge of migration and conversion of databases to/from SQL Server.
  • Day to day troubleshooting of MS SQL Server, monitoring and diagnosing performance issues.
  • Practical experience of Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETL) using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).
  • Creation and maintenance of Database backup and recovery procedures, including High Availability/ Disaster Recovery.
  • Good knowledge of the OS platform - Windows 2008/2012 Server including clustering technology.
  • Strong communication skills are essential to interface regularly with other teams.
  • Provide technical guidance and skills development to the other DBAs in line with industry best practise and engage in coordination work within the team.
  • Experience of planning, designing and implementing RDBMS upgrades.
  • Conduct system load analysis to assist in capacity management and performance reviews, perform database tuning, make recommendations for code tuning where appropriate to ensure optimum performance.
  • Highly desirable skills in supporting an Oracle 10 - 12c Database environment across production, development, and test environments.
  • Highly desirable skills in supporting a MySQL Database environment across production, development, and test environments.


  • Installation, configuration and upgrading of SQL Server software and related products.
  • Establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for database design and implementation.
  • Implement and maintain database security to agreed standards.
  • Perform tuning and performance monitoring of both database and operating system.
  • Configuration, monitoring and tuning of ETL based systems.
  • Perform application tuning and performance monitoring.
  • Create and maintain documentation and standards.
  • Capacity planning.
  • Work as part of a team and provide 24x7 support as part of a rota.
  • Good understanding of the SQL database, related utilities and tools.
  • A good understanding of the underlying operating system.
  • Experience in code migration, database change management and data management through the various stages of the development life cycle.
  • Excellent communication skills with management, development teams, vendors and systems administrators.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines, including acting as a Technical Lead for designated projects.
  • Sound understanding of the business processes and requirements.
  • Experience of managing a database environment using Windows PowerShell.

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

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