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SQL Server Database Administrator

Job Introduction

Reporting to the Infrastructure & Applications Manager, you will be a member of the Infrastructure & Applications team assisting in the Delivery of all IT infrastructure. You will be primarily responsible for managing and maintaining all SQL and database environments ensuring that systems are working in an optimal manner and assisting in the delivery of all IT infrastructure where required.

In return we will invest in you as we want you to be successful. You will develop your technical skills and receive a bespoke, on-going training programme to ensure you develop. As a member of our Infrastructure & Applications team, you will be a vital part of our continued success and you will be recognised for your hard work and support.

This position will be worked in a hybrid structure, working from home and with weekly and monthly team meetings in the Bristol office for development, support and training. 

Role Responsibility

Once you are in the role, you will be responsible for:

  • Manage and maintain all SQL and database environments ensuring that systems are working in an optimal manner. Setup maintenance tasks including database integrity along with database index optimisation to ensure excellent performance.
  • Provide support and assist the development team with complex SQL query tuning and schema refinement.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities outside of standard business hours.
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members. Ensuring knowledge is kept up to date and in an available format.
  • Undertaking operational tasks to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all IT services.
  • Working with the PMO, project teams and other team members to plan, test, implement technical requirements for all IT elements of projects as required by the IT Infrastructure & Applications Team Manager
  • Provide technical support to the 3rd-line team and acting as an escalation point for issues that require a greater in-depth knowledge to resolve them.

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

Essential Skills:
  • MS SQL Server Administration experience required.
  • The implementation, management, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of critical SQL Server 2012, 2016 & 2017 RDBMS systems, ensuring the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications.
  • Working knowledge of MS failover clustering and Always On Availability Groups.
  • Pro-active monitoring & performance tuning using customised SQL scripts, Dynamic Management View’s (DMV) and use of dedicated monitoring tool Redgate SQL Monitor.
  • SSRS, SQL Stored Procedures and SSIS to include SSIS Catalog integration, deployment, execution and management.
  • SQL Backup, Index Optimization, Database Integrity and other maintenance skills including SQL server patching across all SQL servers.
  • Current Microsoft SQL qualification: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2016/2017 or equivalent working experience.
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
  • Ability to organize and plan work independently
Desirable skills:
  • DevOps for Azure SQL
  • Progress OpenEdge to include monitoring and maintenance skills.
  • Microsoft 365
  • VMware and virtualization software
  • Legal Practice Management systems
  • Interwoven document management


TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and as a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com 

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed. So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.



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