SQL Database Administrator at Connells Group, Leighton Buzzard, £Contract Rate

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  • Leighton Buzzard, UK
  • Jun 07, 2024
Duration not stated Information Technology

Contract Description

We’re looking for a Development DBA - Contract to join our IT Systems Integration team in Leighton Buzzard or Milton Keynes supporting our business and IT departments. This role will be an expansion to an already existing well established team of DBAs/Engineers and Analysts ready to support the Group’s expansion.


You will be working with some very talented people who are always looking to move forward with the latest and greatest technology, this role will demand great attention to detail and an analytical mind-set. It will be a chance for someone who is looking to get into the data world or expand on their analytical knowledge and mind-set with a new challenge.


This is a hybrid role with one day a week in our Leighton Buzzard of Milton Keynes office.


Key Responsibility:

  • Senior Technical advisor and T-SQL Development champion.
  • Managing and maintaining the Connells Group Database Environment.
  • Working closing with IT Development teams and Production DBAs on troubleshooting Production systems.
  • Work within the Infrastructure & Architecture team as a SQL Developer.
  • Owning the SQL performance enhancement projects for the group.
  • Understanding the in-house application architecture.
  • Liaising with 3rd parties to solve problems with bespoke systems.
  • Working on major projects.
  • Enforcing group security controls and best practices.
  • Documenting and implementing all SQL configuration change.
  • Assist DBA’s with SQL related issues.
  • Development of data collection processes.


Skills Required:

  • Excellent knowledge of T-SQL and SQL Development best practices.
  • Minimum 5 years SQL Developer experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of full Microsoft SQL Server stack (SSAS, SSIS, and SSRS).
  • Understanding Development methodologies and ITIL processes.
  • Advanced monitoring skills across multiple technologies.
  • Understanding of SQL Server architecture to Microsoft standards.
  • Exposure to automation deployment tools such as Azure DevOps, OctopusDeploy.
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-on, HADR (High Availability Disaster Recovery).


Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to read and understand Programming languages: C# &; Python.
  • Cloud services: Azure SaaS, PaaS, IaaS.
  • Worked with Azure Data Platforms: Azure Data Factory & Azure Fabric
  • Strong working knowledge of PowerShell.


Connells Group is one of the largest and most successful estate agency and property services providers in the UK and as of March 2021 also encompasses Countrywide. Founded in 1936 and with a network of over 1,200 branches nationwide, the Group combines residential sales and lettings expertise with a range of consumer and corporate services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPC provision, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers and auctions.


Connells Group UK is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Connells Group we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. So if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t fit perfectly with every aspect of the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other opportunities.