Junior SQL Server DBA

at ecruit
Published January 25, 2023
Location Birmingham
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Salary: £26k - 30k per year + Benefits
Reference: JSS01

Junior SQL Server DBA – £26k-£30k – Home working UK Based

The Role

Do you possess 1+ year’s DBA experience with administering Microsoft SQL Server in production environments? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

We are a market leader in the provision of database, server and application support, looking to appoint a Junior SQL Server DBA with excellent client-facing skills to join our expanding team. The successful candidate will be working across various customers, the job in its very nature will be incredibly diverse giving you exposure to various SQL Server features and environments, both on-prem and cloud-based.

This is a junior role, you will need to be enthusiastic and very willing to learn. you will be assigned a mentor to help & guide you. The company is serious about fostering talent and being the best in their field, investing heavily in training and staff development.

There will be access to further ongoing training via the Microsoft Certification Program and the opportunity for career progression and moving into other areas such as Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, or SQL Development, as well as any other database engines you might be interested in.

Key Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of a Junior SQL Server DBA include, but are not limited to:

SQL Server Installations, Configuration, Upgrades, Migrations and Patching.
Backups & Restores.
Installing, Configuring and Supporting HA/DR Environments (AAG/Logshipping/Replication).
Performance Investigation and Tuning.
Azure Cloud Support (Azure VM, Managed Instance, SQL Database) .
Further ongoing training via the Microsoft Certification Program.

The Company

For two decades WellData has provided fixed cost, business grade Database, Server & Application support to companies across the UK.

Offering 24/7 coverage and the expertise of our team, WellData creates bespoke support and management packages that reduce risk, cost and downtime. Our services include database support, server management & maintenance, cloud migration & support and application support.

The Benefits

Up to 10% Pension Contribution to Company Scheme.
Income Protection/Life Insurance.
5 Weeks’ Annual Leave with the opportunity to buy/sell up to 5 days per annum.
Company sponsored training allowing you to keep abreast of current technologies.
Christmas Party Weekend – employees and their partners invited.
Summer Event.
Up to £90 Broadband/Mobile phone allowance/month claimed via Expenses.
Work from home.

The Person

The key skills and qualities of a Junior SQL Server DBA:

Essential skills:

1+ year’s DBA experience with administering Microsoft SQL Server in production environments.
A good understanding of database maintenance operations, security configuration and basic trouble shooting skills.
Basic T-SQL skills, i.e., writing and executing queries.
Have excellent oral and written communications skills and be fluent in both written and spoken English.
Must be self-motivated and eager to learn.

Desirable skills:

Experience with SQL Server high availability features.
Experience of any other SQL Server components (e.g., Reporting Services, Integration Services).
Experience working within cloud environments (e.g., Azure, AWS).
Experience with any other database technologies.

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward-thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please click the apply now button to find out more. Please note we are only accepting applications from UK residents.


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