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SQL Database Administrator

Next Ventures are currently executing a search for an experienced SQL Database Administrator required to review and remediate databases within the scope of the Risk Remediation programme can be configured and managed in-line with clients database standards.

The role is to be based in Herefordshire/ Essex borders :Close to and commutable from Cambridge.


review and identify gaps and agree and complete activity to remediate databases under the scope of the Risk Remediation programme, including:


§  Complete a database review identifying any gaps relating to technical build standards.

§  Work with both the programme, technical and architecture teams to agree the best approach and plan to remediate the gap in the current configuration and deployment.

§  Take a lead in the configuration of the databases to complete the agreed remediation activity.

§  Develop and maintain all project and technical documentation in accordance with analysis processes to ensure best practice.

§  Undertake problem determination and/or resolution to maximum quality of outputs/ deliverables.

§  Develop supporting project plans, including both high level and detailed estimating definitions as appropriate to support and inform the planning process.

§  Use the escalation process where necessary to resolve any issues/ problems promptly.

§  Produce concise and timely reports, free from material mistakes, to enable accurate business decisions to be made.

§  Work within the approach, framework and direction of the overall Project Management Office.

§  To carry out any other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

§  Ensure that at all times company Policies, Standards and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are adhered to.

§  As a member of the global BIS community you will be a champion of the function’s values and culture, while demonstrating and openly encouraging the behaviours expected from a professional, best in-class IT team.



Significant demonstrable experience of in depth SQL database administration. With experience of working in a multi-server, multi-site environment.

Practical experience in monitoring and tuning databases to provide a high availability service.

Working with databases in both physical and virtual environments.

Recognised qualification in managing databases

MCSA SQL or MCSE Data Platform (preferred) qualification

Experience in Oracle and DB2 database technology

Relevant industry experience


The programme :


BIS Risk Remediation Project is accountable to remediate the clients Application and Infrastructure risk which is scored major and high on Heat Map assessment. The project is divided into four major task as per below.


       Redesign & Rebuild– In some instances the service may be considered to be end-of-life. Works to define and commence plan to rebuild in-house (bespoke solution)

       Improve Service Delivery Model – To ensure the system/service is fully understood and there is sufficient capacity and skills within the support teams. Improve the mechanisms used to manage the service and ensuring an adequate DR capability is in place.

       Migrate to Cloud / New Platform – Where there are platform risks, move the system/service to technology built in-line with our standards.

       Replace– In some instances the service may be considered to be end-of-life. Works to define and commence plan to replace with a different application (COTS solution).


Rate is £450.00 -£500 per day based on experience .


An immediate start is possible –candidates must be available for a December start at the latest



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