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SQL Database Administrator


Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

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£55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Remote working & Free Parking

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Matt Trought

Database Administrator (DBA)

DBA / Database Administrator / SQL / Migration / Configuration / Installation / Troubleshoot

Location: Stoke - (NOT A GAMBLING COMPANY)

Salary: Up to £60,000 +


  • Free local parking permit
  • Optional work from home (max 2 days per week) and flexible working hours
  • CEO Awards - £1,250 cash prize for winners nominated by colleagues for going above and beyond. Run twice a year with 10 winners each time and an annual gala dinner to celebrate.
  • Pension - match 5%
  • Life Assurance (2 x basic salary)
  • Free Technical training

Job opportunity:

Would you like the opportunity to work for an award winning and thriving organisation, that also prides themselves as an organisation that invests in their staff by putting Innovation with technology at the top of their priority when it comes to IT. If so, then please carry on reading!

This organisation have recently moved in brand new state of the art offices, and have gone through some major expansion that has resulted in lots of internal promotions, brand new IT divisions, lots of recent acquisitions of other companies and a much bigger platform to progress their staff, as staff retention as well as staff personal/Career development is at the front of this Clients list, as they believe if their staff are happy, then it creates a better environment and they will succeed together.

This Client has recently implemented Azure and are looking to bring in another SQL DBA to join their team of currently 8 in the Database team that is continuing to grow. They are currently working on some exciting new and challenging green field projects, so this is an opportunity for someone who wants the chance to be part of a friendly team that is recognised as key players in the organisation.

Purpose of role:

  • To work as part of the Clients Database Team, with full responsibility for a large SQL Server estate - both Production and Non-Production
  • Work closely with the Data team lead
  • To work closely with the wider I.T team, in particular, Tech Ops
  • Responsibility for exciting migration project from 2008r2 to 2017, including Azure
  • Proactive approach to service improvement
  • Keep the team at the cutting edge of database technologies

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor SQL Servers and troubleshoot issues as they arise to keep the production and non-production SQL servers running smoothly
  • Perform all SQL Server configuration, installation,
  • Responsibility for DR strategy within SQL Server estate
  • Performance tuning and optimisation
  • Storage, Growth and capacity planning
  • Maintain existing SQL Environments - Dev, Test, Stage, UAT, Production
  • Perform Backups / Restores as required
  • Provide day to day support to the wider IT Department regarding SQL Estate
  • Be responsible for SQL Server and Database Security processes in line with ISO 27001 standards

Technical Key Skills

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2014 / 2016 / 2017
  • Experience of upwards SQL version Migration to at least SQL 2012
  • MUST have Complex T-SQL - must be fully proficient
  • Experience of dealing with very large databases
  • Indexes, Statistics, Execution Plans, Plan Guides
  • DMV's
  • Replication / Log Shipping / Clustering / Mirroring
  • Availability Groups
  • SQL Agent Jobs
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server licensing rules
  • SSIS would be nice but not essential
  • Azure or AWS (Desirable)
  • CosmosDB

To apply for this DBA (Database Administrator) role please send an up to date CV, and you will be contacted within 48 hours with a response to your application

DBA / Database Administrator / SQL / Migration / Configuration / Installation / Troubleshoot

DBA / Database Administrator / SQL / Migration / Configuration / Installation / Troubleshoot

DBA / Database Administrator / SQL / Migration / Configuration / Installation / Troubleshoot

DBA / Database Administrator / SQL / Migration / Configuration / Installation / Troubleshoot

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