Database Administrator (DBA) Lead

University of Leeds
March 06, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585 - £54,395
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Database Administrator (DBA) Lead

This role is available to current employees within IT Services at the University of Leeds only

Interviews expected to be held on 14 March 2024

Grade 8 (£45,585 - £54,395 p.a.) Depending on experience

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of Database administration applications and services, along with strong problem-solving and communication skills.

You will be an experienced Database Administrator (SQL Server, Oracle), responsible for the management and support of our Database estate, it's operation and reliability. You will lead the DBA team within Application Support in IT Services. You will be responsible for leading, managing and maintaining databases and ensuring consistency in production, test and development environments.

You will work with IT leadership, technical colleagues, our Program Management Office and wider University stakeholders to help manage and deliver solutions that achieve business objectives with a focus on continuous service improvement and infrastructure stability. You'll be a technical escalation point and display role model behaviour in the resolution of user incidents, requests, problem management and knowledge transfer.

You will work closely with teams across IT, including support, development and infrastructure. You will direct capacity planning, updates to production systems, data platform configuration, design, data migration, performance monitoring and tuning, security management and scheduled maintenance plans in accordance with change management processes.

To be successful in this role you should have experience of both SQL Server DBA and Oracle, as well as having communication and organisational skills and experience of leading a technical team.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Steve Paxton, Technical Lead

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Professional Services School/Institute: IT Section: DDO Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 8 Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024 Closing Date: Wednesday 06 March 2024 Interview Date: Thursday 14 March 2024 Reference: CSUIT1701

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