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Junior Database Administrator

Morgan Law IT & Technology
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Technology & New Media
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My charity client is looking for a Junior Database Administrator will work with the Database Lead and be responsible for:

Management, maintenance and administration of databases (and 3rd party application databases) providing third line support upgrades and updates to databases and database applications
Knowledge management and knowledge transfer
Formal change control, configuration management
Formal problem management, knowledge management and release management

Main Responsibilities

Database administration
Monitor database performance and query throughput
Review, develop and maintain maintenance plans to ensure systems perform efficiently and effectively
Plan, test and implement database systems installation and upgrades.
Maintain and administer database security access
Regularly review logs and security logs to ensure the good performance safety, security of database systems, following best practices
Automate processes and improve efficiency of data management processes
Database and application support
Trouble shoot and resolve database connectivity issues
Follow Problem Management processes to troubleshoot and resolve recurring issues.
Develop and maintain the application knowledge database ensuring changes are updated and communicated
Work closely with the Database Developer and assist with deployments of new code and application releases
Respond to third line support requests and ensure service levels are maintained
Share knowledge of known issues, resolutions, maintenance schedules and common database tasks with the Systems Analysts, ensuring the Systems Analysts are fully supported
Implement processes and controls (technical and non-technical) to improve the performance and reliability of the database
Liaise with 3rd party suppliers on SQL / database issues.
Deputise for the Database Lead on occasion when required

Essential Knowledge / Skills and Experience


Sufficient experience in database administration and IT service delivery (third line support)
Microsoft SQL 2012 or later experience essential
Administering Microsoft Windows Server

Understanding of the following technologies or ability to learn:

MySQL, DynamoDB, IIS 7
AWS EC2, CloudFront, SES, Elastic Cloud, CloudWatch
Demonstrable understanding of the principles of networking and internet technologies


Microsoft SQL certification (MCSA) or ability to work towards this
ITIL Foundation or ability to become qualified ITIL practitioner
Professional industry membership or willingness to obtain this
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