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  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security
This vacancy has now expired.

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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