SQL Database Administrator

£55,000 yearly
  • Aareon UK Ltd
  • Remote (Home Based)
  • Feb 17, 2021
Full time Databases Information Technology

Job Description

We deliver Housing Management and Digital Solutions helping social housing providers transform their business processes, reduce costs and improve customer service.  We are part of Aareon AG, the leading European provider of systems and consulting services for the property industry. 


In the UK, we are over 120-employees with offices in Coventry, Southampton and Swansea. Due to UK growth, and investment from Aareon Group in our digital products and services, we have a vacancy in the Digital team for a Product Marketing Manager. We have an established and experienced team and there are great opportunities for you to progress your career. If you are searching for an opportunity where you can drive digital products and services revenue, add real value to our customers and help deliver great service then we’d like to hear from you.


 The QL NG Project is a dedicated team to build the next generation of our housing management system. It is being rebuilt from the ground up using the latest technology to deliver the leading web based solution for housing providers in the UK market. The project team consists of 21 members who are primarily based in Swansea, an additional team based in Slovakia and remote working contractors. The team is organised with the Project Lead, Software Developers, Test Analysts and Business Analysts.

We are seeking an experienced SQL Server DBA to work within the DevOps team on the administration and development of a complex SQL server environment. Knowledge of SQL configuration, administration and performance tuning is essential, plus a key part of this role will be working to design and optimise high performing on premises and cloud based SQL Server installations. Experience with T-SQL, indexes, stored procedures and statistics is important and you will be familiar working in an agile environment. You will be professional, friendly and customer focused and able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders.

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Salary: £55,000 dependent on experience

Contract: Permanent

Reports to: R& D Manger


-Pension (5% employer)

-Life Insurance x 4

-2 x Health Schemes

-25 days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays)

-Perkbox Employee Engagement Platform

-Enjoy Benefits Salary Sacrifice Schemes

-Flexible working environment

-EAP- Employee Assistance Programme

-Enhanced Paternity and Maternity

-Buy and Sell Holiday Scheme

-Volunteer Programme

Key Responsibilities

  • Be involved with all aspects of SQL database configuration, administration and maintenance– both on premises and cloud based.

  • Contribute to the design and optimisation of secure, high performing, scalable database solutions – both on premises and cloud based.

  • Undertake monitoring, performance tuning and fault resolution of SQL servers and databases – both on premises and cloud based.

  • Work as part of a team to understand customer needs, follow business objectives and contribute to the product development.

  • Producing written materials and presenting subject matters to stakeholders relevant to areas of responsibility.

  • Ensure you maintain and build on your knowledge for the role, staying up to date with new database or server technologies, whether on premises or cloud based.

  • Work with a multi-disciplined team using an agile methodology in well-defined sprints and participate in regular agile ceremonies.

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and customer satisfaction in all contacts with customers and colleagues.

Skills & Pre-requisites

Personal Skills

  • Analytical, with an attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a focus on first class customer service.

  • Self-motivated, able to work effectively independently or collaboratively.

  • A team player and able to collaborate with any other team.

  • A passion for technology and always seeking to expand their knowledge.

Technical Skills

  • Experience of SQL server configuration, administration and maintenance (SQL Server and Azure SQL).

  • Experience in database design including aspects such as security and scalability for high performing Enterprise solutions.

  • Experience in database monitoring, performance tuning, troubleshooting and capacity planning.

  • Experience in PowerShell scripting, particularly with database scripts.

  • Demonstrable experience in SQL Server 2019 and Azure SQL.


  • A recognised qualification related to database administration.

  • Knowledge of SSIS, SSRS and SSAS.

  • Knowledge of business intelligence and data warehousing.

  • Experience of additional Azure services such as app services, active directory and virtual networks

  • Technical knowledge of current Windows operating systems and IIS web server.

Application Deadline

Mar 17, 2021