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  1. 1. JEWISH CARE JOB DESCRIPTION FORM £36,825.00 pa Development Database Administrator (SQL Developer JOB TITLE: DBA) DEPARTMENT IT Department REPORTS TO: System Analyst JOB PURPOSE: • Design and development of management systems, consisting primarily of databases using SQL Server 2000/2005 software and tools. • Overseeing the changes in database structure by optimization of Database systems before and after production. • Over seeing that backups are made of all databases. DIMENSIONS: • Overall management of all Jewish Care Databases which comprises of 38 SQL & Access Databases plus 50 data collection systems comprising of spreadsheet (inc BI feed sheets and Mini-applications/ data entry systems) • Responsible for the budget, timescale and scope for any Database projects specifically assigned. Responsible for indirect impact for other Database projects by providing advice to the department or the assigned Project Manager. • Staff: The DDBA is responsible for any developer/ Junior D/DBA assigned to them during the life of a project. The DDBA will provide third line support to users (approx. 400 users). Page 1 of 7
  2. 2. ORGANISATION: Jewish Care is a charity and the largest provider of health and social care services to the Jewish community in the UK. Our services are tailored to meet individuals’ specific care needs, and we provide a culturally specific service with staff from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds. The MIS/IT Department management responsibilities are broadly split between application/ database development and network/systems/support. IT Manager IT Support Systems Analyst System Engineer Manager Development DBA Support Team Page 2 of 7
  3. 3. Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities: • Provide quality solutions and lead the in-house and outsourced team. • Assist business area in assessing their IT application requirements, undertaking viability studies where appropriate, drawing up statements of requirements and programming specifications as required. • Sourcing commercially available solutions and providing accurate costing and budgeting information. • Analyzing system requirements and coming up with database design and application architecture. • Installing, configuring, administering and securing production servers. • Troubleshooting performance issues and fine-tuning queries and stored procedures. • Upgrading and upsizing databases from earlier versions to the latest versions. • Effectively support the application development and deployment programme both operationally and strategically ensuring that agreed targets and standards are met. • User and software support in relation to current applications as well as providing support and/or first line training for new applications and users. Day-to-day tasks: 1. Minor adjustments to the system to allow flexible working. 15% 6.Design and development of business reports and business reporting system 30% 2. General SQL Server database administration. 5% 3. Design and development of functional database enhancements 10% 4. Database tuning and design enhancements for improved scalability 10% 5. Design and development of business administration functions 30% Page 3 of 7
  4. 4. Job Knowledge, skills and experience Essential • The successful candidate must have at least 3 years commercial experience using Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005, RDBMS implementation and data modeling in the role of a Developer • using tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 • Good knowledge of efficient data manipulation techniques as that required of a DBA and having performed the role of DBA for 1 year or 2 years if split between DBA and another role. • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 databases • Create data services by using Transact-SQL, manage and maintain databases, configure and manage security Desirable • Experience working in a DBA capacity • Monitor and optimize databases, and install and configure SQL Server • Strong SQL code development experience in TSQL / VBA / .Net/ SSRS • Good knowledge of typical SQL database administration activities with at least 2 years ETL experience with SQL 2000 DTS and SQL 2005 SSIS • Experienced creating business reports and reporting systems using ‘Crystal Reports’, SSRS or equivalent 3rd party tools • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) credentials • Other experience should include knowledge and experience of, ASP, XML, .NET and XSLT and Crystal Reports as well as supporting browser based IIS / SQL applications. • IIS experience. • Windows administration. • Remote access exposure. • Package configuration and deployment – Installshield experience preferred • The Development DBA should also have client facing experience and have exposure to the full software development lifecycle. • Able to work in a team environment • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines Page 4 of 7
  5. 5. • Strong communication skills both written and verbal • Previous experience working in a tasked focused environment, with a can do attitude Page 5 of 7
  6. 6. JOB CONTEXT: Operating The Development DBA will provide a high level of service to IT that ensures that IT Service level agreement with reference to “Management Systems and other databases” is achieved. This level of Service is primarily the availability of production systems that have been through a robust development regime. The DDBA will aim for production systems to achieve a 99 % operational availability. Environment The Development DBA’s customers are the users of the Database systems that are managed by the DDBA. These databases are recognised databases and agreed spreadsheets utilised as a databases or feedsheets. JOB CHALLENGES: • Over the next 2 years the organisation will be continuing its plans to put into service significant changes to the Care management systems. • This will involve the introduction of new databases systems, redundancy of old systems, migration and bridging of the old systems to the new, during the various stages of implementation be largely autonomous and pivotal in the future of the development of the organization. • Enhance own Knowledge and Skills and where possible gain certification. KEY RELATIONSHIPS: • Contact with the Systems Analyst will be in a weekly 1-2-1 meeting basis to discuss/review/ revise the following areas; strategy, projects and personnel issues. • Week/bi-monthly meeting with the Support team to review projects and timescales for maintenance and/or implementation of new servers or equipment that may impact the smooth running of the Database systems. Page 6 of 7
  7. 7. • Contact with the Development team will be in a daily informal meeting with the Systems Analyst and developers to review and plan work loads . • Key database users in support service departments and resources. DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY: The Development DBA can make a decision to protect integrity of database systems in an emergency without reference to the Systems Analyst. The Development DBA will then liaise with the IT Support Manager to resolve these types of situations. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: • Hours per week – full time (36¼ , Monday to Friday) • Willingness to be part of a multi-cultural environment • Empathy with the aims of Jewish Care • Able to work Jewish Care’s values and behaviours • Willingness to work flexibly August 2008 Roy Sherman Page 7 of 7