Junior Database Administrator

Koderly is a bespoke software and IT services company with 20+ years’ experience providing cutting-edge enterprise technology solutions to market-leading brands. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we specialise in travel technology solutions, bespoke application development, and SQL Server database administration and support.

Our culture promotes learning, growth, and innovation, so we’re looking for a Junior Database Administrator (DBA) that has a strong desire for continuous personal development, and the ability to work off their own initiative. You will have flexible working hours so you can work when it suits you. We also adopt a hybrid working model so you can work from where you are most effective, but we do need you in the office some of the time to encourage collaboration, training, and mentoring.  

ROLE OVERVIEW

As a Junior DBA, you’ll be talented and adaptable and looking to build your career within an innovative, forward-thinking software and services company, supporting mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server databases for enterprise-level organisations. You’ll share our company values, demonstrating trustworthiness, work ethic, ambition, and morals. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

As a member of Koderly’s Remote Database Administration (RDBA) team, you’ll work alongside experienced DBAs to support, maintain, secure, and performance-tune our internal and customer’s critical SQL Server databases. Key responsibilities include:

  • Daily monitoring of database maintenance tasks, including backups, index maintenance, and corruption checks
  • Investigating live SQL Server database alerts
  • Monitoring of key database routines against a baseline for performance
  • Regular capacity planning and monitoring of server throughput
  • Monitoring and maintenance of high availability solutions (e.g. replication)
  • Troubleshooting database performance issues using industry-standard tools and scripts
  • Writing queries and optimising T-SQL code
  • Index tuning
  • Reviewing SQL Server updates and making recommendations to customers
  • Contributing to the development of Koderly’s in-house monitoring tools
  • Maintaining database documentation as required
  • Updating Koderly’s case management systems and ensuring cases progress through to completion

ABOUT YOU

The right candidate will have some experience in database administration/programming and/or is a software engineer with 1-2 years’ experience who is looking to transition into a SQL Server database administration role. Key skills include:

  • 1 year experience in writing T-SQL queries
  • A solid understanding of relational database principles
  • Experience of installing and configuring a SQL Server instance in either a production or development environment
  • An understanding of the role that CPU, memory, and disk I/O play in SQL Server performance
  • A basic understanding of how to read and interpret query execution plans
  • Familiarity with industry-standard tools and their use in troubleshooting SQL Server performance
  • An awareness of cloud platforms and services (such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud)
  • Strong organisational skills and effective communication
  • Strong writing skills
  • A hands-on approach and the ability to work off your own initiative, with a completion mentality
  • A strong desire for continuous personal development

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption packages
  • Flexible working hours to allow you to work at the times that suit you
  • Hybrid working model, work in the office 11-hours a week
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Health Cash Plan
  • Free gym membership
  • Training and development
  • Profit share
  • 21-days holiday, increasing to 25 days, plus bank holidays
  • Opportunity to swap UK recognised religious holidays for an alternative holiday for your faith or background
  • Opportunities for career progression

Diversity and Inclusion

Working together to positively impact our colleagues, customers, and community through a culture of learning, growth, and innovation.

Diverse and inclusive teams make us more creative and innovative, helping us support our customers and deliver solutions to complex problems. Koderly is an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment, so we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

Our Benefits

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Profit Share
Pensions
Income Replacement
Holiday Accrual
Free Parking

Profit Share

Pension

Saving for a pension is important, so we’ll match your employee contributions up to 6%.

Income Replacement

On top of our generous sick pay policy, we insure our employees so that they continue to get paid when off sick for a prolonged period of time. The insurance policy will pay a percentage of your basic salary after the initial deferral period.

Maternity, Paternity and Adoption

We offer 12-weeks full pay during maternity and adoption leave, and 2-weeks full pay for paternity leave, providing peace of mind and security for you and your family. 

Holiday Accrual

All employees get at least 21 days holiday per year, on top of the bank and public holidays in England. Your holiday allowance increases by one day per year of service, up to 25 days.

Free Parking

All employees at Koderly are entitled to free parking in our secure on-site car park.

Life Assurance
Bike Scheme
Critical Illness
Gym Membership
Paycare

Life Assurance

We provide a death-in-service benefit equivalent to one year’s salary.

Bike Scheme

Saving the planet, one commute at a time. We’ll purchase a bike on your behalf, which you’ll pay for over the course of the year through a monthly deduction from your net pay.

Critical Illness

Some illnesses are more difficult to deal with than others. All employees are insured against critical illnesses, giving you one less thing to worry about.

Gym Membership

Once you have completed your probationary period, you’ll be eligible for free gym membership. Usage is monitored and you must attend at least twice a month to avoid contributing to the cost. So, there’s your motivation too!

Paycare

Prevention is far better than a cure, which is why all of our employees are members of the Paycare health cash plan scheme. This helps to ensure you enjoy the best possible physical, mental and financial wellbeing, including an employee assistance programme and GP 24/7.

Flexible Working
Training and Development
Games
Staff Outings

Training and Development

The training and development of our employees is critical to the success of Koderly.

Our programme is tailored to the needs of each employee, and we have an exam centre where you can sit your professional exams, including Microsoft and Cisco certifications. On-the-job training is provided, and colleagues, Directors, and external providers deliver scheduled training sessions almost every week, across a range of subject areas.

Our employees receive half a day of Personal Development Time (PDT) every week, to develop their skills. You will also be able to register your interest in approved conferences, and external training courses which will be funded by the company, this includes sqlbits and Lead Dev.

Games

Our breakout area consists of a pool table, foosball, table tennis, Xbox, Wii, and board games. Perfect for socialising with your colleagues or if you just want some downtime!

Staff Outings

We host up to 3 official, fully-funded company events each year, so you can enjoy some time with your colleagues outside of the office.

Swapping Religious Holidays

We’re committed to being inclusive, so colleagues have the opportunity to swap UK recognised religious holidays (Good Friday, Easter Monday and Boxing Day), for an alternative holiday for your faith or background.

Flexible Working

Would you like to finish early on Friday? Or maybe, just skip Friday all together? Or any other day for that matter! Our flexible working scheme allows you to work at the times that suit you. 

Hybrid Working

We’re passionate about flexible working, so we’ve adopted a hybrid working policy. Work from the office at least 11-hours a week to increase collaboration, mentoring and training, and the rest of the time you can work where you feel most productive.

If you’d like further information, please contact us.





If you’d like further information, please contact us.