Job Reference: VS020| Job Position: Full Time

Job Title: SQL Database Administrator 

Department: Development

Reporting to: Programme Manager

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate how they can add value to the business by explaining and delivering what ‘best practises’ and technical methods they have used and which they can implement to allow us to deliver leading edge web-based applications. In addition, we are also looking for someone who has the experience and knowledge to provide out of the box thinking to deliver business requirements in a fast paced ever changing environment.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Database and query performance tuning and optimisation
  • Writing transact MySQL stored procedures
  • Day to day support and administration of all areas of MySQL and data warehousing environments
  • Data cleansing and data correction work, performance tuning, capacity planning
  • Archiving, backup and restore best practices including security
  • Automation of regular reporting and maintenance tasks
  • Assisting developers, implementation and support staff with putting together complex database queries
  • Establishing and maintaining company standards and guidelines for MySQL
  • Contributing to product improvements, ease of use, reliability and reducing support levels
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to deliver accurate quality work to agreed timescales, and manage and prioritise own
  • Flexibility with working hours and workload
Essential Criteria:

  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Relishes a fast pace ever changing environment
  • Good knowledge of “best practice” but also out of the box thinking to provide business solutions
  • A great understanding and experience in MySQL, including installation, configuration and administration.
  • Some level of experience with MariaDB and MongoDB would be beneficial
  • Experience of 3rd party monitoring and management tools (Navicat & MySQL workbench)
General Skills Required:

  • Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively
  • Demonstrated understanding of projects from the perspective of both client and business
  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Cover Letter

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