IT Database Administrator - SQL

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Date: 9 Feb 2024

Location: Edinburgh, GB Macclesfield, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title:  IT Database Administrator

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Alderley Edge or Edinburgh        

Working style: Hybrid 50% home/office based

Closing date: 17th March 2024


We are seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented individual to join our team as an IT Database Administrator. As an IT Database Administrator (DBA) you will be responsible for managing, configuring, and maintaining the SQL Server environment. You will be joining a dynamic team, who work on data projects and work in a cross functional team that interfaces with a variety of stakeholders.


You will help support the business areas on their database requirements, working on requests and incidents.  As well as liaising with Project Managers and Customers to provide technical support and guidance for projects.


To be successful in this role, you must have a strong background in database administration, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to work well under pressure. You should also have a solid understanding of database management systems and be familiar with SQL and other programming languages like Microsoft Azure.


About the role


  • You will configure, manage, and maintain SQL Server environments.
  • As well as monitor system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance and availability.
  • Be involved in supporting Disaster Recovery tests, as well as developing and maintaining procedures to ensure that systems can be recovered in the event of a disaster.
  • You will work on project activities, collaborating with other teams.
  • Support the business on incidents and request resolutions for the SQL server environment.


About you


  • You will have extensive experience of Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Experience of database backup and restore procedures. 
  • Have a good understanding of Microsoft Server platforms.
  • Experience of designing technical solutions fit for purpose.
  • Problem solving skills to identify root causes and offer solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize their work to deliver business requests and project demand on time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong experience working within a team environment and independently.
  • Willingness to work out of business hours and on-call when required.
  • Knowledge of other operating systems or databases would be an advantage.
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience of SolarWinds and Service Now.



About Royal London


We’re the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company, offering protection, long-term savings and asset management products and services.   


Our People Promise to our collegues is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This is underpinned by our Spirit of Royal London values; Empowered, Trustworthy, Collaborate, Achieve. 


We've always been proud to reward employees by offering great workplace benefits such as 28 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, an up to 14% employer matching pension scheme and private medical insurance. You can see all our benefits here - Our Benefits  


Inclusion, diversity and belonging 


We’re an Inclusive employer. We celebrate and value different backgrounds and cultures across Royal London. Our diverse people and perspectives give us a range of skills which are recognised and respected – whatever their background. 




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