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Database Administrator

Job Title: Database Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dartford
Salary: 40000 - 45000
Contact Name: Julie Rose
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

Julie Rose Recruitment is looking for a Database Administrator to join a market leader within the loans market.  The candidate must have a strong financial background.


Hours:           35 hrs working week Monday – Friday

Location:      Dartford           

Salary:           Up to £45,000

Benefits:       Pension, insurances and annual/quarterly bonus

Holidays:      23 days (rising to 28 following 5 years’ service)


Duties for the Database Administrator:

  • Experience administering and optimising large SQL Server databases
  • Experience creating, maintaining and optimising stored procedures, database and ETL processes (SSIS).  Solid planning/organisational and relationship management skills
  • Solid experience creating and managing data warehouses in SQL Server
  • Proven ability in designing complex queries in SQL Server, with experience using large databases
  • Having an understanding of core DPA principles and managing the access to and destruction of data accordingly
  • Relevant exposure to a similar regulatory reporting environment and proven data analysis expertise gained within a related financial services organisation
  • Data visualisation and creation of dashboards and dynamic charts with data from SQL databases using Excel, SSRS and other BI tools (e.g. PowerBI etc.) would be advantageous
  • Proactively managing the system databases
  • Managing database backup routines
  • Ensuring that data archiving, anonymisation and other routines are designed, built and monitored
  • Managing secure access to the SQL estate, and ensuring permissions are correctly assigned
  • Setting up monitoring mechanisms for core processes to ensure proactive responses
  • Ensuring that replication is managed effectively, for reporting and analysis purposes
  • Responsibility for data migration, insertion and extraction as required
  • Capacity planning for future growth
  • Managing SQL upgrades and patches, with minimal downtime


Personal Specification for the Database Administrator:

  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Excellent communication skills (telephone and written) 
  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Sound judgment
  • Initiative
  • Flexible 
  • Detail-oriented


Experience for the Database Administrator:

  • 5 years + supporting MS and MySQL Server databases
  • Financial services experience
  • SQL Server 2014 and upwards experience
  • Windows clustering and Windows Server experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Red Hat Linux experience is desirable