Database Administrator/Developer

University of Aberdeen - IT Services

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic database and systems professional with proven experience of trouble-shooting applications, services & servers, and supporting Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL based systems. You will join a small team that works alongside teams of system programmers/developers to maintain the corporate administration systems of the University.

In addition to database administration, you will be required to maintain, support and trouble-shoot University applications in a service desk environment. You will then produce detailed documentation and specifications for solutions to support the University business. You will be required to work on complex projects within a busy team liaising with developers and other database administrators, work closely with other teams within IT Services, and frequently liaise with a wide variety of customers. 

The post requires experience of Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL technologies, as well as experience in a user support environment. Experience of Microsoft CRM Dynamics would also be an advantage.  The role requires significant initiative and drive to investigate and resolve varied support issues.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 scale (£38,896 - £46,414 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience.

The appointment is until 31 December 2018.

Informal enquiries should be made to:

Mrs Fiona Chaplain
Project Database & Applications Manager 

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact HR Partner Susan White ( for further information.

To apply online for this position visit 

Job Reference Number: ITS129S 

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 20 December 2016 

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