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Database Administrator

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Recruiter: Royal London - AMS
Listed on: 23rd June
Location: Edinburgh
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2020-06-23

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Founded in 1861, we’re the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company. Our award-winning customer service and our mutuality means we can give customers that little bit more, and you can trust us to be there for you when it counts.

Database Administrator

Edinburgh

Permanent Contract

Closing date - 30th June 2020

At Royal London we want to attract the best talent to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted and recommended financial company in the UK. We are the largest mutual life, pensions and Investment Company in the UK. 

Our culture is welcoming, friendly, flexible and we aim to make you always feel included. To support this we are always open to discussing flexible working to give you the freedom to be your best.

For more than 150 years, people have been at the heart of all that is great about Royal London. We know that this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone and are doing everything we can to support our customers, our people and candidates.

Maintaining the Spirit of Royal London is of paramount importance to us as we face new and different ways of working. That is why we are embracing technology throughout our recruitment process to support interactions. As you embark on your journey with us will engage with you via email, telephone and video to ensure we all remain safe. We are committed to wellbeing and at this challenging time, it remains our priority. 

We are currently looking for a Database Administrator to join our Group Technology and Change team based in Edinburgh on a permanent basis. The main purpose of the role is to support our Database estate, specifically SQL Server and Oracle databases, and provide guidance to application developers, system testers and operational support colleagues.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support a large diverse SQL Server  (Circa 4000  databases) and business critical Oracle estate
  • Follow ITIL processes and procedures to ensure systems are maintained to KPIs and SLAs of the various business units and industry regulators.
  • Developing and maintaining procedures to ensure that systems can be recovered in the event of a disaster
  • To enhance services and processes through automation and innovation

Skills and Experience

  • Highly skilled within MS SQL Server
  • Experience with DBMS best practice previously
  • An Appreciation and understanding of the development life cycle previously
  • Experience working with 3rd party suppliers previously
  • Experience in the support and maintenance methods supplied with the software licence.

Essential Criteria

  • Technically proficient in SQL Server 2008 to 2019:
  • Technically proficient in Microsoft Windows (MS Server 2008 to Server 2019) Have an understanding of other software and hardware that use database systems and how they fit together.
  • Experience of designing technical solutions fit for purpose.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience with database replication and availability technologies  such as Log Shipping, Mirroring and Always On
  • SQL & PL/SQL programme language knowledge
  • Knowledge of other operating systems or databases would be an advantage i.e. Oracle, RHEL, HP-UX
  • Willingness to work out of hours and on-call when required
  • Experience working within a financial services organisation previously

What we offer

  • We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing 
  • Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.
  • Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
  • Glassdoor have again ranked as among the best places to work in the UK 

We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills - whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.