JOB DESCRIPTION FORM
Development Database Administrator (SQL Developer
JOB TITLE: DBA)
DEPARTMENT IT Department
• 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.
• 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).
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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
Systems Analyst System Engineer
Development DBA Support Team
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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
• Upgrading and upsizing databases from earlier versions to the latest
• 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
1. Minor adjustments to the
system to allow flexible working.
6.Design and development of
business reports and business
30% 2. General SQL Server
3. Design and development of
4. Database tuning and design
enhancements for improved
5. Design and development of
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Job Knowledge, skills and experience
• 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
• 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
• 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.net,
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
• 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
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• Strong communication skills both written and verbal
• Previous experience working in a tasked focused environment, with a
can do attitude
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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.
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
• 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
• Enhance own Knowledge and Skills and where possible gain
• 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
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• 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.
• 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
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