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Location: United Kingdom, Manchester, North West England

Operational DBA Vacancy

United Kingdom, Manchester, North West England
£35,000 - £45,000

Job Description

Database Administrator

Location: Manchester

Role Type: permanent - full time

Salary: £35k - £45k

Working Hours: 37.50 per week

The Role

We are Swinton Insurance. We've been helping people to find insurance for over 60 years. And we're far from done. With a fresh focus, a clear vision and some incredible projects on the go, there's never been a better time to join us - and to develop your career with one of the UK's leading digital Insurance Brokers.

As a business we are responsible, open and honest. We drive change through ongoing evolution and we make the right choices to enable our business to continue to succeed and thrive. We are looking for these qualities in our teams and proactively appoint individuals who share our vision, and translate this into their professional lives and approach to work.

We are currently looking to recruit an Operational DBA who will be responsible for providing support and maintenance to the group's Database estate, ensuring that the SQL estate is robust and performant. The DBA will have in-depth experience managing large SQL estates in environments where there are high rates of data change and where MI/BI plays a critical role in business operations. This role is focussed on the 'infrastructure' side of the DBA; however, they will work closely with the Development team and business areas to provide an optimised service.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

•To support the operational running of the Group's database estate and services. Responsible for protecting service operations through change control and governance. Collaborating with Service Management teams to identify risks, complete incident root cause analysis.
•To ensure that all requests, incidents, problems and changes are completed to a high standard and within SLA
•To deliver support capability to the following; general health of the SQL database estate, data provisioning (ETL, Snapdrive), queries and scripting
•To identify and deliver continuous improvement initiatives, leveraging tooling and automation to improve efficiency and service to the business
•Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups, to stay current on Industry developments & innovations. Encourage, support and coach other team members in their own development
•Maintain a positive and solution-oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback
•In all internal and external contact, present a professional and positive image of the department, the team and the company as well as maintaining mutually constructive, positive and beneficial relationships
•Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality
•Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role
•Assist in, and support activity in other areas of ISS \ IT Operations as required, including Service Delivery, IT Infrastructure, Information Security and IT Administration

Required Experience:


•Highly motivated / motivational to see success, delivered via their efforts and collaboration with peers
•Previous experience as a DBA supporting databases with a high rate of change, proficient with; SQL, SSIS, ETL (Attunity), automation, AG/resilience
•High degree of operational awareness, and can therefore generate positive operational outcomes through the change they are delivering
•Proactive mindset, with a continuous improvement mentality
•Robust / up to date knowledge and experience of delivery in an operations environment

•Understanding of the UK General Insurance market.
•Experience of delivering project change
•Experience of ITIL service management framework
•Experience of underpinning infrastructure technologies (networks, server, NetApp SAN)

If you interested in discussing this role in further detail please contact Jayne Robinson on 07484040650 at the earliest opportunity.

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This means if your application is successful, you'll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These will include a full credit enquiry, a criminal record check, residency and right to work checks.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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