Database Administrator

Robert Walters
08 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

I'm currently working on behalf of a well established business, based in Liverpool city centre, to recruit a Database Administrator to join their established but innovative team. The Database Administrator will be responsible for the performance, integrity and security of the SQL databases, and will also be involved in the planning and development of the databases, ensuring that data remains consistent across the database and is clearly defined, users can access data concurrently and there is provision for data security and recovery control.

This Database Administrator role, based in Liverpool city centre, will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to work for an exciting and progressive business, with the platform to be involved in an exciting body of work with interesting data.


Your level of responsibility will include database development and ongoing maintenance.

Tasks may involve some or all of the following:

- establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security;

- monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast responses to front-end users;

- out of hours support, particularly with regards to software rollouts and user/data migration;

- mapping out the conceptual design for a planned database;

- considering both back-end organisation of data and front-end accessibility for end-users;

- refining the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model;

- further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements;

- maintaining data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act;

- writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata);

- controlling access permissions and privileges;

- installation and configure new SQL databases;

- maintain database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements;

- when performance issues arise, determine the most effective way to increase performance including hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query changes;

- developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans;

- ensuring that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly;

- capacity planning;

- maintain availability of all business critical SQL Servers 24-7;

- working closely with project managers, technical analysts, technical managers, business intelligence teams and management information teams;

- communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security;

- commissioning and installing new applications and customising existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose.

Key skills for this role;

- good knowledge of and skills in using SQL Server 2008 - SQL Server 2014 end to end




- good T-SQL Scripting skills;

- experience of producing and maintaining appropriate documentation across the solution development lifecycle;

- ability to anticipate problems, identify risk, evaluate impact and produce appropriate solutions, or escalate as necessary;

- good time management skills;

- ability to communicate and present ideas across all areas of the organisation;

- ability to rollout solutions that are well tested and meet the needs of the end users;

- must have good understanding on Physical and Logical design of database;

- maintenance of Transactional Replication publications across multiple servers;

- finding DMV queries to answer questions about server-level performance;

- communication, teamwork and negotiation skills;

- problem-solving and good analytical skills;

- familiarity with the main data manipulation languages and the principles of database design;

- flexibility and adaptability;

- good organisational skills;

- the skill to work to tight deadlines under pressure;

- the ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and customers;

- business awareness and understanding of business requirements of IT;

- a willingness to keep up to date with developments in new technology;

It would be an advantage if the candidate were able to demonstrate

- skill & experience in sharing knowledge and expertise;

- tuning T-SQL queries to improve performance;

- ability to visually interpret execution plans and identify bottlenecks;

- previous experience of proactively monitoring 20-30 SQL servers;

- experience of using source control;

- experience of using and configuring sql server high availability solutions such as;

- database mirroring;

- log shipping.

If you're interested in this role, please call Bianca on 0161 214 7431 or email

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