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SQL Database Administrator / SQL DBA

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Information Technology

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum + 20%+ bonus / great benefits

  • Contact:

    Ian Clark

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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My client a global Investment management company are currently looking for a SQL DBA to join their established team. Below is an overview of the position - financial services experience will be beneficial for your application.

Key accountabilities:

Business Development

  • To manage and administer the business application databases used throughout the Office in line with agreed procedures and controls.
  • To provide support in the implementation and maintenance of agreed standards and procedures for the database technology in line with the requirements of the Office.
  • To manage and apply changes to the technology architecture in accordance with agreed standards and procedures.
  • To monitor the efficiency and integrity of the application services to the business.
  • To proactively research and make recommendations for improvements to the technology architecture and processes.
  • To optimise the performance distribution, storage and maintenance of data.
  • To provide out of hours competency support as required by the Office.

Personal Development

  • Maintain appropriate technical competence in approved methodologies, technologies and procedures and take ownership of continued professional and personal development.


  • Microsoft professional accreditation shall be an advantage - particularly in the case of MCSE, MCSD/MCDBA.
  • The job holder will have 3-5 years' experience in administration of production systems including: development / change processes, version control, housekeeping, capacity planning and tuning, and data maintenance
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience of relational database design or management
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience of using and supporting MS SQL Server with 3 years experience of application development
  • Experience of structured problem solving and debugging techniques.
  • Strong technical aptitude and good inter-personal skills with experience of financial applications including Preview, Bloomberg, Reuters, and other information services.
  • Knowledge of investment management and Treasury business practises including SWIFT.

Core Competencies

  • Drive - The drive and determination to set, meet and improve upon the highest standards of performance
  • Taking Initiative - Identify what needs doing and taking action to get it done
  • Being Brave - Having the courage of your convictions and handling challenges, conflicts and difficult decisions with confidence
  • Commitment - Belief in your role and it's value to the organisation
  • Integrity - Ability to maintain job related, social organisational and ethical norms
  • Managing Performance - The drive and determination to set, meet and enhance personal performance
  • Teamwork - Working co-operatively and collaboratively with others to achieve business goals

Job Specific

  • Professional Knowledge & Judgement - Has extensive knowledge of their area of expertise or department; understands how this fits in with the business and uses this to provide a superior service.
  • Adaptability - Ability to maintain effectiveness in changing environments, tasks responsibilities or people.

Analysis - Effectiveness in identifying problems, securing relevant information, relating data from different sources and identifying possible causes of problems.


  • A standard of education with specific experience of relational database design and management.
  • MCDBA/MCITP beneficial.

If you are interested in the above, please apply now.