Michael Page Technology
North London
£40000 - £55000 per annum + benef
20 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is looking for a SQL DBA based near to Kings Cross in Central London.

They are looking for a database administrator to join the Data Team has part of the digital transformation taking place.

They requires a talented DBA with technical and strategic experience in delivering database services across a hybrid environment.

Client Details

Our client is a well known business with a presence throughout the UK and are looking for a SQL DBA.


As the MS SQL Server DBA you will lead all database activities across the businesses infrastructure.

An initial effort to rationalise databases and servers deployed on premise prior to establishing service delivery in Azure will occupy the first 6-9 months of your tenure. They implementing a new core platform based on MS Dynamics 365 and you will be expected to lead the exercise in data normalisation to support this transition.

Subsequent to this you will be responsible for engaging with BI team and establishing a data warehouse, also in Azure. You will be a member of a small in-house core delivery team responsible for working with an external partner as the business is migrated from its legacy stack to a new cloud based core digital platform.

The role will involve working with members of the business transformation team, business analysts, current IT department team members to understand legacy applications and also our external partner.

The Database Administrator will ensure:

  • That the database estate is catalogued with a data dictionary
  • The database estate is compliant with Microsoft best practise operational practises
  • He/she will work with the business, partners and the transformation teams to help achieve its goals and objectives set for the Transformation programme
  • Can work in a way that is consistent with timescales and resource constraints set for the programme
  • Can work in 'can do' attitude and is prepared to work outside of the remit if needed


Our client is looking for someone with the following experience:

  • Managing cross departmental requests for data driven initiatives in a way that is effective and timely
  • Produce monthly KPI's that demonstrate the health, cost and capacity of the database estate
  • Provide input into solution design
  • Acting as the database technical authority for the on premise to Azure transition. Then act as the database technical authority for related activities be they operational or development afterwards.
  • Provide resolution of technical issues related to the database estate based on priority and severity

Job Offer

A competitive salary is on offer £45,000-£55,000 + benefits.