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Database Administrator

We have an exciting opportunity for a Database Administrator to join our team.

We are looking for people who will go the extra mile to help someone out, and that have good levels of self-motivation, diligence, desire to learn, and technical competency.

Job Title: Database Administrator

Location: Hybrid working with 3-days in the office.

Salary:£45,000 - £50,000 /year dependent on experience

About Us:

Eightfold Recruitment are experts in matching ambitious people within the Finance, Insurance and Energy industries, and we are growing into other exciting and rapidly emerging markets.

This opportunity is with a very well-known West Midlands based client, who recognises that employees are unique individuals with differing needs depending on their specific circumstances and stages in life, and they welcome applications from any industry.

Our client continuously recognises their people as their biggest asset, which doesn't mean just viewing them as employees.

They are proud of their heritage and wholeheartedly believe in their people, that's why in addition to a very competitive salary, you will be rewarded with a wide range of other attractive benefits, as well as wider career prospects.

The Role

The Database Administrator role will be responsible for the management and administration of the Society's applications which have databases associated to them, specifically related to Oracle and MS SQL Server.

The role will oversee the day to day running of the application and database tasks such as housekeeping, administration, maintenance and security.

The job requires considerable knowledge, high degree of analytical and constructive thinking to tackle a wide variety of challenging and difficult problems.

The ability to deal with specialist processes and to analyse technical information is required.

This is a highly responsible position with very little supervision.

The job holder is responsible for providing first and second line support of the Society's computer systems.

The job role requires an intelligent and dedicated individual with an eye for detail.

Any errors or missed deadlines may result in expense and embarrassment to the Society.

Key responsibilities are:

* Manage, support and administer the Society's core application and database systems in compliance with SLAs.

* Assist in the delivery of Society and ITSS project plans.

* Provide 2nd line out of hours support for application and databases associated with Business critical systems.

* Assist projects with system and database design, implementation, support and understanding requirements set out by the Project Manager.

* Maintain the Society's application and database systems of internal control in accordance with the internal IT security policies.

* Provide input into database and system designs.

* Manage, plan and implement monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual processes (e.g.

Vulnerability Mgt, Database Audit processes, Capacity planning, Licence reconciliations, Database patching, Software releases and Roadmaps).

* Assist in recovering core Society database and related systems during Disaster Recovery Tests and ensuring the Society can continue in business in the event of a disaster itself.

* The role requires a customer focused approach.

The job holder must be able to build effective working relationships with internal personnel and external organisations.

* Define and ensure the Society's critical data has suitable backup policies and scripts written and tested.

* The job requires an analytical ability together with significant interpersonal skills and an ability to perform multiple activities accurately under extreme pressure.

* Ensure releases are implemented following proven release and deployment process.

* It is important the job holder's work is accurate due to the high level of access to Society core systems, as any error could result in drastic consequences resulting in downtime of the Society's computer systems.

* Ability to take ownership for resolution of problems and to ensure that work procedures and practices are introduced or revised to progressively minimise the number of such events.

* Organising their day-to-day workload to meet objectives and deadlines.

* Resolution of Service Desk logs assigned to them.

The skills and experience required are:

* Ideally educated to degree level, although not essential.

* Working knowledge and experience of Oracle 12c & 19c version relational databases.

* Working knowledge and experience of MS SQL Server 2014 through to 2019 databases.

* Working knowledge of core operating systems (Microsoft Windows server 2016 onwards and Red Hat Linux).

* In-depth understanding of Oracle database related tools and techniques (OEM/Grid Control, Toad, Putty, ASM, SQL Developer, ODBC, etc.)

* In-depth understanding of MS SQL Server database related tools and techniques (SSMS, SQL Server Config Mgr / Profiler / Activity Monitor / Database ETA, etc.


* In-depth understanding of database high availability concepts for both Oracle and MS SQL Server systems (e.g.

RAC, ASM, ADG, AlwaysOn High Availability, Clustering, Mirroring, Replication, Log Shipping, etc.


* Working knowledge of T-SQL and PL/SQL.

* Working knowledge of 24-by-7 operational practices and their associated applications.

* In depth knowledge of security and administration of Oracle & MS SQL Server.

* Experience of solution identification and evaluation.

* Understanding of current technology and future trends with the ability to apply this to current business requirements.

* Job holder must have a positive and flexible attitude in accepting responsibility of new systems and new software technology.

* Job holder must also have a responsible and thorough approach to their work, with an eye for detail to ensure that maximum accuracy is maintained.

* Administration skills in providing management reports and procedure / documentation writing.


* Generous annual leave starting at 25 days + 8 bank holidays

* Pension scheme matching your contribution by up to 10.6%

* Social club membership - dozens of discounts available for a wide variety of family days out and events

* Performance related pay scheme

* Corporate health plan with the option to include family members

* Discounted travel cards

* Staff car scheme

* Life assurance provided at 4 times your salary

Next Steps

To apply for our vacancy for a Database Administrator, please click on Apply and upload a copy of your CV.

We look forward to hearing from you.