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Junior SQL Server DBA

Junior SQL Server DBA – £26,000 to £30,000 DOE + Benefits – Remote, UK

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.

Here's what other people think

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High standard, professional service. I've worked with Welldata for a number of years and always found their DBA's to be knowledgeable and proactive. Throw any question at them and it will be resolved, it gives real peace of mind knowing you have a partner you can rely on from emergencies to general questions. They also like a challenge and we do throw a few curved balls at more
Paul Miller
Paul Miller
12:34 27 Aug 21
The support I receive from Well Data is extremely responsive. Richard Parsons is my contact and keeps me informed daily on the health of our SQL Databases. Whenever I ask for assistance from Well Data it is quick and more
Kay Riley
Kay Riley
13:41 19 Aug 21
Really know their stuff and their response times are very good. They provide us with a vital service.
Andy Cole
Andy Cole
13:36 19 Aug 21
The guys at WellData really know their stuff. We wanted a quick route to doing something complex and they sorted it for us very quickly and to a high standard. Very professional, no ego, just excellent and to the point more
Steve Goacher
Steve Goacher
11:31 14 Nov 19
I have worked with the WellData team for many years now and they have always delivered.I would highly recommend them to any business looking for best-value outsourced Expert DBA’s.Being able to offer a rolling contract on the basis that if they don’t deliver you can leave shows their confidence and commitment.Their professionalism and knowledge is second to more
Petro Bartoszyk
Petro Bartoszyk
08:51 18 Oct 19
A very dedicated team of extremely professional and knowledgeable experts
Giulia Iannucci
Giulia Iannucci
14:08 16 Nov 18
We use Welldata for SQL support and are very happy with their service.
David Sadler
David Sadler
09:40 15 Nov 18
Really know their stuff and their response times are very good.
Andy Cole
Andy Cole
11:45 06 Nov 18
Our partnership with WellData has enabled us to resolve critical database problems. Their attitude and service makes them a natural extension to our own technology team, which extends our capability in a critical area of our more
Steve Fenton
Steve Fenton
10:56 05 Nov 18
Having worked with the team at Welldata for approaching 17 years, my company and I have always found them professional, reliable and generally a great firm to work more
John Lynes
John Lynes
14:00 04 Oct 17
WellData provide an excellent level of support and their team are very knowledgeable and always go the extra mile. I would wholeheartedly recommend more
Stefan Parrott
Stefan Parrott
13:12 19 Sep 17