SQL Database Administrator


Frasers Group

London, United Kingdom
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

Frasers Group are currently looking for a SQL Database Administrator to join us at our Head Office in Shirebrook. We started as a small store in Maidenhead in 1982 and from there, grew to become a global powerhouse. We believe the higher the risk, the greater the reward. We’ve never been afraid to strive forward and change the way the industry operates, diversifying our portfolio and elevating stores. We’re not sitting back – there’s no room for hesitation. As a PLC with a £4bl turn over, this opportunity to grow your career in a fast paced and dynamic environment is one for the bold. 

Job Description

We are seeking a Database Administrator to join us in our growing Data Infrastructure and Engineering team. Currently consisting of individuals skilled in database infrastructure, administration, and development; and business intelligence; the data engineering team is fully responsible and accountable for provisioning, administrating, supporting, and maintaining data sources across the Group for any scenario.

The responsibility.

As part of this role as a Database Administrator, you will conduct daily tasks such as:

  • Providing database support for the development, testing and production environments
  • Monitoring and analysing all aspects of database utilisation for the purposes of identifying and resolving performance issues, capacity planning, and efficiency improvements
  • Identifying and troubleshooting issues around performance, accessibility, availability, and operability; escalating and communicating these when necessary
  • Resolving application / query-based performance issues
  • Installing, configuring, maintaining, upgrading, backup and recovery of the DBMS software
  • Coding, editing, and installing stored procedures and functions for accessing, maintaining, and populating databases; and scripts for automating database management operations
  • Implementing and administrating security controls, privileges, and permissions around data and databases


As part of your technical capabilities you should have:

  • A good working knowledge of SQL (particularly Microsoft SQL-Server 2012 – 2019)
  • Previous experience working with Microsoft SQL-Server (particularly Microsoft SQL-Server 2012 – 2019)
  • Knowledge of what SSRS, SSIS, SSAS are and how they are used
  • Working knowledge of performing database backups, using various backup techniques and methodologies
  • An understanding of security and permissions best practices
  • A working knowledge of ETL best practices and other large data movements
  • Experience debugging database related problems.
  • Experience of utilising stored procedures written in T-SQL
  • A working knowledge of database administration methodologies and techniques
  • Understand logical and physical database design principles.
  • Experience in Microsoft SQL Server clustering, availability groups and disaster recovery (always on and mirroring)
  • Some experience or knowledge of working in a cloud computing environment – Particularly Microsoft Azure

Additional beneficial skills include:

  • A proficiency in one or more database scripting languages (i.e., PowerShell, Python etc.,)
  • Database design & implementation skills
  • Experience of migrating, patching, and upgrading databases across servers and / or instances
  • Exposure or use of PL/SQL
  • Exposure to Oracle RDBMS systems
  • Exposure to other enterprise RDBMS systems

Working in the team, you typically will:

  • Have an ability to multi-task, and work well under pressure, using own initiative
  • Exhibit flexibility when addressing daily shifting work priorities (we are a 24x7 business)
  • Have a keen attitude towards learning and progressing your technical skills
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be a natural problem solver
  • Work well in both functional and cross-functional environments

Additional Information

Working in a highly skilled expanding team who deliver the infrastructure and working closely with Network and Database teams as well as development you can quickly and efficiently deliver your solutions without the bureaucracy that you find in many large-scale organisations. IT at Frasers Group is delivered by the in-house team who are passionate about what they do and are not dependent on outsourced organisations to deliver the core systems. We present an ideal opportunity for someone who is passionate about technology and wants to deliver the absolute best that they can and keep innovation at the forefront.

There is a wealth of opportunity for training as well as on the job learning.

An opportunity like this at Frasers Group is for the fearless. The potential is massive, the experience unrivalled. To be able to make the most of it you need to live and breathe our principles:

  • Think without limits and take the team with you
  • Own it and back it
  • Not hesitate and act with purpose
  • Be commercial and customer-focused.
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