Database administrators

Full Time

Bird Online Jobs

Senior Database Administrator

Location – Glasgow

Salary £50,000-£70,000

The science, engineering, technology and mathematics sector of the workforce are among the most rapidly expanding industries in the UK. We are looking to recruit a senior database administrator to come and manage database configuration across the wider company.

The Job

· Work with application development staff to develop database architectures, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures

· Develops and maintains procedures and documentation for databases including setting standards for definition, security and integrity of database objects (e.g. naming conventions). Ensures conformance to documented standards.

· Manages database configuration(s) including installing and upgrading software, servers and application tools, ensuring that all standard procedures are observed, applying fixes, and maintaining relevant supplier and user documentation.

· Monitors database activity and resource usage. Optimises database performance and reports on key system metrics.

· Plans for forecast resource needs. Manages database resources, including allocation of system storage. Working with colleagues, plans for future storage requirements and prepares cases for additional resources.

· Identifies, evaluates and manages the adoption of appropriate database administration tools and processes, including automation.

· Works with application developers, support staff and external software vendors to troubleshoot site-specific performance issues, escalating to developers for software fixes or implementing database improvements.

· Supervises database backup and restore activities, ensuring all standard procedures are observed.

What We Are Looking For…

Strong understanding and significant practical experience of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.
Extensive working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring, and supporting database servers, including on-premise and cloud versions of SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL.
Hands-on database tuning and troubleshooting experience.
Experience with data processing flowcharting techniques.
Project management experience.
Strong understanding of the organisation's goals and objectives.
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.


· University degree in computer science or software engineering and/or 7+ years equivalent work experience within a corporate environment.

· Qualifications such as the following would be advantageous, however not necessary:

o Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate SQL Server

o MySQL Database Developer Oracle Certified Professional

o MySQL Certified Implementation Specialist

o PostgreSQL Professional Certification

How to Apply

Please apply within using an up-do-date copy of your CV.

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