Junior Database Administrator

Kier Limited
31 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Junior Database Administrator

Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire

Kier Group plc is seeking a Database Administrator to join our DBA IT Team based in Sandy, reporting to the DBA Team Leader.


* Act as a technical member within the Database team
* Play a role in implementing optimised processes and management practices that result in a Database function that is reliable, scalable, secure, efficient, well controlled and documented, adhering to ITIL best practices
* Ensure databases and database infrastructure is managed, supported and maintained using standard/scalable approaches
* Ensure the delivery and technical support of products, applications and services meet the agreed service levels and standards for the environment
* Identify opportunities to improve services, processes, mitigation of risks, cost and efficiency


* Installation, configuration, maintenance and support of Databases including infrastructure
* Offer senior technical expertise within the Database team for the resolution of all Database technical incidents and problems
* Make a significant contribution in delivering continual tangible and measurable benefits and value in terms of improving customer service & satisfaction and operational efficiency, whilst reducing risk and operational costs to minimal levels
* Proactively identify opportunities and create and deliver robust business case proposals to improve reliability, stability and efficiency
* Instigate and orchestrate complex changes to infrastructure and systems, in line with change control processes
* Facilitate and typically lead, the delivery of medium/large technical projects and complex work packages
* Support, coach and mentor more junior members of the Database team, leading by example and deputising where required
* Contribute with ideas and suggestions on continuous service improvement

Understanding and expertise including but not limited to:

* MS SQL Server technologies

* MS Windows Server
* Performance monitoring and troubleshooting
* Failover Clustering
* TSQL Scripting
* Significant experience supporting large/enterprise level infrastructures
* Industry recognised qualifications including but not limited to Microsoft Certified(MCSA, MCSE)

About Kier:

Kier Group plc. is a leading construction, property, residential and services group which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate globally across a range of sectors including defence, education, health, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, we are a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

With a network of 88 UK offices Kier offers national coverage across all of its core activities. Employing 21,500 people, Kier has the financial strength and technical expertise to undertake some of the most significant construction, civil engineering and service contracts in the country.
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