Technology Vacancy: Senior SQL Server DBA | Lloyd’s | London

The role of the SQL Server DBA is based within the ITG Technical services team.  Reporting to the Technical Services Data team lead, the Role is to :

To assist with the management of the Lloyd’s DBA function and DBA input to Lloyd’s Prioritised Projects.

  • To provide SQL consultancy to projects.
  • To contribute to the strategy for the Lloyd’s SQL Server Database Environment.
  • To provide day to day SQL support and Administration for all Lloyd’s Applications.
  • To assist with the management of the Lloyd’s SQL Server Database Environment.

Major responsibilities and accountabilities

Core responsibilities

  • Ensure robustness, data integrity, ownership and control of Lloyd’s database assets.
  • Establish, document and publish the main functions to be performed in SQL Database Management.
  • Designing / defining and implementing methods to enhance the Pro-Active Management of the SQL server estate.
  • Provide extensive SQL administration and support across the Corporation.
  • Provide input and SQL consultancy to projects as required.
  • Set strategy for the Lloyd’s SQL Server Database Environment. Key contributer to the Operations Implementation Group and Technical Authority.

Generic responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Deliver, Manage and maintain existing and future SQL environments and versions
  • Manage SQL Server decommissioning as required
  • Advice, guidance and consultancy to all SQL Database installations (should they be part of consolidated environment, whether GOLD/SILVER/BRONZE, stand-alone).
  • Input to Server Operations administration and Security model for Lloyd’s SQL Server environment (and agree exceptions on case by case basis)
  • Interaction with third party database support and suppliers (where appropriate)
  • Assist with determining levels of support required for Business Unit databases
  • Ensure sufficient DBA cover as required
  • Advise on appropriate tool(s) for mapping of all SQL installations
  • Where databases interact / support Information Management, identify interactions and procedures
  • Establish appropriate toolset to supplement SQL Server administration
  • Develop and maintain the centralised DBA SQL management application as appropriate
  • Take part in the daily shift pattern between 7am and 7pm

Skills, knowledge and experience


  • Must have an understanding of MS SQL database design and operating principles.
  • Must have experience of multiple MS SQL 2000/2005/2008/2012 instances on large systems across Production, UAT, Test and Development environments.
  • Must have deep experience of Transactional SQL, DTS / SSIS, stored procedures, script writing “” including powershell.
  • Excellent problem solving skills

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge/experience of SQL Server Clustering, Replication, SSRS, SSAS Log shipping, Installation and configuration of SQL Server and advantage
  • Project Management skills including Agile and SCRUM.


  • Proven experience of working in a support capacity, providing support to both internally developed and third party provided applications.
  • Awareness of the ITIL framework, specifically Change and Configuration Management
  • Proven technical experience of Microsoft Windows Server technologies, Microsoft Windows PC technologies, Microsoft Office technologies, SQL Server
  • Knowledge of the Lloyd’s environment an advantage

Experience of supporting / using the following an Advantage:

  • TFS
  • Fusion IO
  • Quest Products
  • Redgate SQL tools
  • Programming language experience (c#, .net)
  • Project management



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