Database Administrator - 12m FTC

Job Description

  • 12% company pension contribution (3% from the individual)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Health Care Cash Plan
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Training and development opportunities

Job Introduction

The purpose of the Database Administrator role is to manage and maintain MPS data functions to ensure the high availability of all business-critical databases and overall performance of the MPS data systems. You'll be crucial to the development of the data strategy moving forward for organisation

Main Responsibilities

As a Database Administrator with MPS, you'll be working with other teams within Digital and Change to deliver effective Database Management to the entire global organisation. You'll be working across a variety of projects, including the migration to Azure. Your responsibilities will include:

  • You'll work across with the wider Digital and Change division to deliver effective Database Management and complex changes, while adhering to in place governance
  • You'll actively seek opportunities to improve service delivery; through contributing ideas and making suggestions on how processes, tooling, solutions and ways of working can be enhanced, taking the initiative on implementing these
  • You'll need to keep abreast of all evolving trends, solutions and principles so you can make recommendations for improvement to data infrastructure and how MPS could utilise them
  • As a Database Administrator you'll be ready and willing to embrace other duties and tasks that may occasionally be allocated to you.

The Ideal Candidate

As a Database Administrator within MPS, you'll possess the following:

Skills and qualifications:

  • Data security; backup, recovery technology and techniques
  • Disaster recovery implementations
  • Understanding of Data Schema standards and concepts
  • You'll possess the ability to balance business needs with data protection and security obligations
  • Able to effectively communicate complex concepts to people with varying levels of knowledge
  • Capable of working under pressure and to strict deadlines, and the ability to assimilate and learn concepts from outside own area of expertise


  • Significant experience of working with SQL Server in a production environment, and experience of T-SQL for development
  • Experience using the Microsoft stack would be beneficial
  • Extensive experience of enterprise database design, strategy and architecture - Powershell development and SSIS/SSRS would be ideal, but not necessary
  • Experience of delivering technical projects from design to implementation
  • Performance tuning and optimisation using monitoring and troubleshooting tools
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Expiry Date
10/12/2020 15:26:00
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