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About The Role

To assist the Senior Database Administrator in providing database support to the business.
  • Ensure that the database infrastructure remains consistently available to all users (including colleagues, clients, business partners and suppliers) through: 
    • Management of service or change requests
    • Management and delivery of scheduled daily, weekly and monthly tasks
    • Identification, management and resolution of incidents
    • Identification, management and root cause elimination of problems
    • Identification, management and implementation of application or process improvements
  • Carry out daily database checks to maintain database availability.
  • Detection and troubleshooting of database performance issues.
  • Work closely with other members of the infrastructure, application support and development teams.
  • Define and uphold SQL database standards.
  • Assist with ad hoc data reports and creation of SSRS reports.
  • Liaise and build relationships with third party suppliers and clients.
  • Installation, management and support of SQL server 2012 to 2019, including clustering.
  • Provide support to the Development team, ensuring that the database requirements for internally developed applications are provided.
  • Troubleshoot Performance issues, with Critical business applications
  • Assist with database deployments.
  • Expand and improve the database documentation library.
  • Troubleshooting and fault reporting of major outages and issues.
  • Assist with ensuring that IT security policy and procedures are enforced and staff are aware of their roles in contributing to this.
  • Regular patching of SQL Servers.
  • Maintain a technical advantage through continual training and personal development.
  • Understand the business strategy and contribute to the overall goals of the business through development, improvement and support.
  • Support 7IM’s Mission and Tenets and subscribe to TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) initiatives.
  • Be available for out-of-hours work when required.

About You

  • Experience in SQL Server database administration.
  • Experience with T-SQL and performance optimisation
  • Ability to logically and methodically problem solve IT incidents and outages.
  • Practical experience of monitoring and tuning to provide high availability and service.
  • Experience with implementing IT security policies and procedures.
  • Proven track record of delivering to commitments.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Mentoring and training to the infrastructure, application support and development teams.
  • Experience of release management.
  • SSRS, SSIS and SSAS.
  • Experience with the following tools – SSMS, Profiler, SQLCMD, Extended Events.
  • Extensive knowledge of T-SQL and SQL Server DMVs.
  • Performance tuning, index design and query optimization.
  • Database encryption.
  • PowerShell.
  • Visual Studio.
  • TFS or similar source control system.
  • Knowledge of clustering, SAN storage and virtualisation.
  • Knowledge of backup models and data recovery.
  • Knowledge of industry-recognised IT and support practices.
  • A basic understanding of investment markets is an advantage.
  • Any knowledge of the below would be a bonus:
    • Data Protection Manager
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft PowerBI
    • Third-party tools such as RedGate and SQL Sentry.
    • Nimble Storage
  • Microsoft Infrastructure specific certifications are an advantage, e.g. MTA, MCSA, MCSE.
Other Relevant Information
  • Team player.
  • Conscientious.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Proactive approach.
  • Ability to think laterally.
  • Proven track record.
  • Can-do attitude.
  • Willing to take responsibility.

About Us

7IM is an investment management business that helps individuals, families and financial advisers manage money to meet their and their clients’ needs and aspirations.

Founded in 2002 from a basement, seven individuals established 7IM as we couldn't find anywhere we wanted to invest our families' money. Our assets under management now stand at around £17bn, and we have moved from ‘basement’ to ‘Bishopsgate’ in the City of London.

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