Senior SQL DBA

Job Title: Senior SQL DBA

Department: Development

Location: Reading

Type (Full/Part time): Permanent

Job Context:

Autino produce two online products which leverage MSSQL databases. These are PaaS-based utilising Azure SQL.

We are looking for an overall assessment of the current databases/ architecture and to be provided with a list of performance recommendation, an ETA to deliver these improvements, along with an estimate for the performance improvement.

Ongoing maintenance of databases moving forward and providing the ability to adhere to best practice. the team will also require assistance with data design and architecture to help make the platform scalable into 2021 and onward.


  • Demonstrate sound technical and architectural skills in database design and all its related technologies
  • Clearly understand the root cause of recent outages and provide remediation steps to prevent the recurrence of the problem
  • Provide guidance to the other team members both in technical and functional areas
  • Proactively seek areas of improvement both in technical and process areas and take steps to implement them – setting standards and documenting standards
  • Maintain positive relationships with the user community, peers and the management

Essential Skills:

  • Working with large high transactional systems
  • Experience of working on multi-tenant databases and complex relational structure
  • Database architecture and administration experience, with strong real-world database support experience in tier two/three support role
  • Experience in Database administration in SQL Server 2008/2012/2019
  • Experience in SSIS packages creation, deployment, and administration
  • Experience in SSRS administration
  • Experience in most aspects of database administration and architecture
  • Experience in Row level security
  • Must be an innovative worker, capable of thinking ‘out of the box’ rather than a traditional operational DBA, emphasis being more on long-term solutions rather than the day to day support
  • Experience in performance tuning and general troubleshooting techniques on all database technology stacks
  • Must possess excellent organisational, communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in scripting language to assist in automating the database administration and monitoring tasks
  • Experience in setting technical and process related standards and documenting them to improve the team’s productivity
  • Ability to work in a team and independently, prioritising work based on business criticalities
  • Experienced with Graph Data structure and understanding Entities and Edges


  • Technical degree (computing, software or engineering)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Eligible to work in the UK


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