MW016 SQL Database Administrator

Location United Kingdom
Salary: £55000 to £65000
Contact name: Michael Willis

Contact email:
Job ref: 6349
Published: about 1 month ago

Client; MOD

L5 Engineer

Based in Newcastle (£55k)

5 days per week client/office based

DV Clearance – 10 years in UK – Exiting the business if they fail DV

L4 Engineer

Based in Newcastle (£50k)

5 days per week client/office based

DV Clearance – 10 years in UK – Exiting the business if they fail DV

DXC - SQL Database Administrator




  • Job Description:

The DXC SQL Database Administrator focuses on operating and maintaining the Database environments of DXC customers as per the environment design and contractual agreements.

The main goals are to deliver available and secure managed services within Data Centre and Cloud platforms, to continuously increase the level of automation and security, to ensure high availability of the service, and to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction.

The Database Administrator is an experienced, multi-skilled professional, who can work within a small team responsible for delivering reactive and proactive operational support end-to-end in DXC-managed Database environments.

The Database Administrator is motivated to take strong ownership on actions, to find innovative ways to improve the services’ agility and efficiency, and to continuously gain more skills including the willingness to learn Cloud based Database Technologies


    • Monitors database activity and file usage, and ensures necessary resources are present. Determines data to collect and analyses information as appropriate. Investigates and resolves technical database issues of significance.

    • Oversees the analysis and determination of database performance characteristics, informational needs and elements, data relationships and attributes, proposed manipulation, data flow and storage requirements, and data output and reporting capabilities for more complex databases. Recommends and implements tuning opportunities to improve system response and run times.

    • Implements and supports database security regulations, policies, and guidelines. Monitors security bulletins to obtain information of potential threats; installs necessary security patches to ensure ongoing database security.

    • Plans and installs upgrades of database management systems (DBMS) software as necessary to enhance database performance. Researches various hardware and software products; recommends solution and implements approved products.

    • Functions as a technical project leader or provides work leadership for less experienced personnel on a portfolio of databases, including installations and upgrades of DBMS software and backup/recovery strategies. Reviews and approves application and database design decisions to ensure that application solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and reliability upon deployment.

    • Utilizes standard corporate tools to record change and problem activities for tracking purposes.

    • Integrates databases and commercial of the shelf software; resolves conflicts between databases and of the shelf software, operating systems, and open source applications.

    • Designs and tests database installation, implementation, and recovery scenarios. Determines test to use and collects appropriate data according to established guidelines. Participates in analysis, development and implementation of unique database recovery plans in response to client-impacting outages.

    • Out of hours and weekend work may be required.


Essential Skills/Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

    • Six or more years of experience in SQL Server Database Administration covering some of the following versions:

    • SQL Server 2008R2,

    • SQL Server 2012,

    • SQL Server 2014,

    • SQL Server 2016

    • Experience working with database performance tuning

    • Ability to work in a team environment

    • Ability to anticipate problems and take decisive action Out of Hours


Desirable Skills/Qualifications:

    • Trained or Experienced and Certified in cloud platforms:

      • Microsoft Azure

      • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    • Expertise in one or more of the following technical domains: Windows, Linux, Storage, Networks, Scripting, Security, Tooling & Monitoring

    • Ability to learn and adapt to new frameworks/technologies

    • DevOps & Agile methodology experience, working with small agile teams, is a plus