HM Revenue and Customs
37011.00 - 40907.00 GBP Annual + GBP37,011 - GBP40,907
29 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
IT, Internet
Contract Type
Full Time
SQLServer Database Administrator (SQL, SQL Server, Support)
Newcastle Upon Tyne

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our CBP Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Newcastle.

About the SQLServer Database Administrator (SQL, SQL Server, Support) role

The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of the SQL Server 2012 databases in Case Management, ensuring operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, performing monitoring in support of both development and production support teams.

This is a 'hands on' position requiring solid technical skills, excellent written and interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment. Sharing knowledge/skills and developing productive working relationships, as well as being able to use own initiative. A flexible team player with a pro-active outlook to delivery and the rapidly changing working environment.

Responsibilities of the SQLServer Database Administrator (SQL, SQL Server, Support)

Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.

Configure and pro-actively maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.

Support development teams to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations.

Independently analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.

Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes.

Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.

Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.

Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship, cross-training to other team members.


3 years+ experience in SQLServer database administration including performance tuning and optimisation, using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools and backups, restores and recovery models.


MCSA: SQLServer 2012 certification.
Exposure to Virtual Machines, Oracle and OpenSource databases.
Understanding of Cloud Technologies
Experience of supporting databases in Cloud

Working Pattern:

This post is full time however applicants whom would like to work an alternative working pattern - are welcome to apply. All requests will be considered, although the preferred working pattern may not be available.

It should be noted that this role will require the successful candidate to provide support 24/7 outside of normal working hours as part of an on-call rota.

Must pass basic security checks and undertake National Security Clearance - Level 2- if security clearance at this level is not already in place

CV's should clearly demonstrate how the candidate meets the essential criteria and qualifications stated above.

The post is based in Newcastle with occasional travel/ to other HMRC and Government departments/locations and supplier offices.

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