Database Administrator

Remote Worker

Novia Financial is an award-winning financial technology company based in the heart of Bath. As part of our wealth management service for investment advisers and their clients we combine the latest in wrap platform technology, online functionality, and management information. We’re determined to deliver technology that will keep us at the forefront of Intelligent Wealth Management and are building a modern scalable and flexible microservices architecture to help us to achieve our goal. As we embark upon this new and exciting period of change and growth, we’re looking for an Azure cloud based SQL DBA to join the team. The role of SQL DBA (Azure, IaaS, Paas)

As a Database Administrator you will be working in an agile team, following scrum practices and responsible for helping to maintain availability on our current and legacy services, whilst working with the teams to design and build new strategic services based on Azure cloud technologies. Delivering and maintaining the database estate across traditional and cloud-based technologies. Ensuring the recoverability of the estate via backup strategy, high availability, and disaster recovery approaches. Investigate, resolve, and perform root cause analysis on service outages, resulting in permanent resolution whilst identifying improvements Develop automation to deliver repeatable deployment and maintenance Working within industry standard source control technologies Work across internal and external environments that are managed in-house, as well as by 3rd party suppliers. Identify and remove technical debt to improve the efficiency of systems. Ability to work collaboratively with other DBAs About you (and what we are looking for)

Firstly you’re an experienced SQL Database Administrator who takes a flexible approach to tasks and team working. As we’re in transition we’re seeking a DBA that comes from a traditional DBA background but has made the transition from managing SQL Server estates on-prem to the cloud. Of course we’re a team and we share and develop our skills and knowledge to get the work done but you’ll bring cloud and specifically Azure SQL expertise. Azure SQL Server database administration in a high availability environment. Performance tuning within an expanding and busy production environment. Capacity planning, backup, and disaster recovery planning. Database security and its application across multiple environments. Benefits

Competitive salary. Fully Remote or Hybrid Working (split between home and office in Bath). Discretionary bonus each year. 25 days holiday per calendar year plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase or sell up to 5 additional days per year. Supported and encouraged professional development. Private Medical scheme (single cover that can be increased to FULL Family). Income protection scheme. Group contributory pension scheme. Interest free season ticket loans for travel costs. Novia Foundation Day in support of charitable activities. We encourage internal progression at Novia, with many of our employees going on to become Team Leaders, Managers, Subject Matter Experts and many more. We’re proud of our company culture at Novia. From rewards and incentives, remote team socials to fun quizzes, our friendly and welcoming teams at Novia strive to make our office a great place to work. Novia Financial is an equal opportunities employer who values a diverse and inclusive workplace. We recognise that people work in different ways, and we value alternative viewpoints, celebrate individuality, and foster a culture where everyone can bring their true self to work. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce. we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs, culture, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, and long-term health conditions. To apply for this role, please email an up-to-date CV and any cover letter

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