SQL DBA/NAV Developer

IT Lab
13 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Company Background

IT Lab is a leading technology and managed services provider in the UK, ranked within the top five European and top 50 global managed services suppliers and operates out of offices in London, Manchester and Cape Town and, via its global partners, in 13 countries across the world. The award-winning company provides a range of services including 24/7 support, cloud services, ERP software implementation, technology transformation and change projects, strategic consulting and analytics.

We are a dynamic and fast growing company that truly values and is reliant upon our people, our culture and our commitment to excellence we call Service Obsession. Being the best means having the best people, and getting the best people means being the best place to work.

Following the completion of a significant equity investment in June 2016, our strategy is to continue to deliver significant growth, both organically and through acquisition, evolving our proposition and positioning to reach a broader target audience.

We are now looking for an enthusiastic IT professional with experience in SQL database systems to join our Enterprise Applications business unit. An ideal opportunity for a recent graduate to develop and grow their skill set and become a database professional and also a Microsoft Dynamics NAV developer.

The Role

Reporting to the Team Manager, the key responsibilities/accountabilities for the role will be as follows:

Client Support
o Support clients at all levels both remotely and face to face.

o Resolution of support incidents in a timely manner and to the client’s satisfaction

Project Delivery
o Follow established implementation standards including procedures for reporting and documentation to keep management, Clients and others informed of support incidents and related issues.

o Contribute to the development and maintenance of thorough technical and project documentation.

o Develop the plans and direct testing for quality assurance.

o Develop and test modifications in accordance with established standards.

o Communicate all project related work including technical issues, design changes and scope changes to the project manager.

Professional Development
o Stay current on product releases and new technologies related to your field of expertise.

o Develop personal skills to efficiently and effectively work individually and as a member of the team.

o Participate in company sponsored training to further develop your technical skills

Location and Environment

This role will be based in our Manchester Riverside Offices. Our culture is non-hierarchical and one which stems from a work hard, but have fun environment. We like to laugh, we like to do things together and among all the challenges of growing a fast-paced business, we endorse people being themselves, allowing them to focus on outcomes and substance rather than form. We’re proud of our employee engagement and have successfully been listed in the Sunday Times “Best Companies to Work for” for six years and with our group companies, 11 of the last 13 years.

We’re also pleased with our number 80 ranking in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 which tracks the fastest growing technology companies in the UK.

Background, Experience and Skills

The Ideal candidate will have/be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

Minimum requirement of a 2:1 in computing or numerate subject with demonstrable experience of data management / analysis, some specialism in a data or information literate topic is preferred.
SQL Database Administration
o Gathers complex and/or diverse information for analysis; Analyses and defines Client’s requirements; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Application Maintenance
o Evaluates viability of possible enhancements; Considers long-term impact of alternatives;Demonstrates skill at implementing enhancements; Identifies and fixes bugs; Provides ongoing support for application.

o Asks appropriate questions, listens, and confirms for clarification; Effectively and persuasively communicates with others;Selects and uses appropriate communication methods; Expresses thoughts in an organised, concise, persuasive manner.

Job Knowledge
o Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to other jobs; Uses resources effectively.

Planning and Organising
o Prioritises and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Integrates changes smoothly; Sets goals and objectives; Works in an organised manner.

System Configuration
o Demonstrates mastery in SQL configuration tools;

Language Skills
o Ability to read, analyse, and interpret, professional journals, technical procedures. Ability to write reports, procedure manuals using appropriate language. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, prospects and clients.

o The ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardisation exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

A team player, supporting colleagues both immediate and in wider teams where required.
Keep to commitments; Inspire the trust of others; Work ethically and with integrity whilst ensuring they are respectful to others in the workplace


Microsoft o SQL Server: Database design, TSQL, Views, Stored procedures, Functions, Security, Optimisation o SQL Reporting Services

o Office: Access, Excel, Word

o SharePoint

o Power BI

o .NET Framework


o C#





o JScript

o VBScript



o Web Services


o Understanding of code versioning tools

Package and Logistics

Package dependent on experience
Spacious offices in Manchester (4 miles from the City Centre) with an onsite gym and restaurant + more!
22 days’ annual leave (not including bank holidays)
Working 37.5 hours per week, between 8.30am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Continual professional development plans

Good luck and please bear in mind we receive a very high number of applications; we will endeavour to get back to all applicants, however, we thank you for understanding this is not always possible for unsuccessful applicants.

IT Lab is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent.

This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/77197838