Experienced SQL DBA / Data Architect

Job description


Are you a dynamic, hands-on Technical Professional with strong experience across all aspects of the SQL Database world?

Do you have a proven record in designing, building, and supporting both small and large-scale SQL builds?

Would you enjoy working in a successful Infrastructure department in an innovative and rapidly growing retail SaaS-based company?

If you have answered yes to these questions, we would love to hear from you!


A fantastic and rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced, action-orientated SQL DBA to join the infrastructure department of a rapidly growing, dynamic organisation who are transforming the way retail businesses operate.

As our DBA, you will be reporting directly to the Director of IT Infrastructure & Hosting Operations and will be responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting all of the business and customers' needs, along with mentoring our junior DBA.

We are going through an exciting period both as a team and as a business, itim have created our own cloud platform, designed and built from the ground up, specifically for the needs of our customers. 

If successful, you will take a leading role in designing the future of how our SQL systems will grow and scale in the itimCloud. in addition, in time as we grow the department, you will provide itim with a rock-solid foundation for a DBA Services team that will grow with the business, that will in turn significantly contribute to itim’s continued success.


We are itim, but who are we?

Established in 2000 as a supplier of retail systems, itim has grown rapidly to become one of the UK's most exciting software vendors and leading independent retail software companies.

Our vision is to continually use technology intelligently and creatively; to continue transforming the way retail businesses and their supply chains operate, and to continue adding value for our customers through thought and technology leadership. Therefore, we provide a suite of flexible solutions proven at adding retail value as retailers transform stores, digital capabilities and operations that can effectively compete in this digital world of modern retailing whilst helping to improve financial performance.

We are very proud to work with over 60 renowned clients, such as The Entertainer, The Fragrance Shop, Debenhams, John Lewis, Office, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, The White Company, WHSmith, Harvey Nicholas, JD and Specsavers (to name but a few!).


What would be my main responsibilities as DBA/Data Architect

  • To work closely with our solution architect's and Development teams. 
  • To architect implement and support Database availability 
  • To always consider Database security and to apply sensible best practice wherever possible. 
  • Participation in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure 
  • To Monitor performance and manage parameters to provide fast responses to front-end users
  • To Mentor and guide our Junior DBA, to grow the DBA services team

    Job requirements

    What we’d like from you

    • A minimum of 10 years total SQL experience 
    • A minimum of 5 years of Senior or high-level DBA experience
    • A strong desire to work as part of a team that embrace’s technology and business change 
    • You must have a genuine interest in tech & the tech industry. Essential for us to drive innovation. 
    • Experience with Microsoft SQL 2005 up to SQL 2019 ‣ Working experience with MDX, SSAS, SSIS and SSRS 
    • Experience with Windows Server 2008 - 2016 ‣ Experience of T-SQL ‣ The ability to prioritise and cope with a changing environment 

    Desired Experience

    • Recent experience of RedGate SQL tools 
    • Recent experience and exposure Pii locating and associated GDPR regulations. 
    • Knowledge of SQL availability groups 
    • Knowledge of Powershell, SQL R, C# and Python. ‣ Awareness of legal compliance and standards including PCI DSS, GDPR. 
    • To have achieved, Microsoft MCP.


    So, why itim?

    • We have great products and great people!
    • We are always innovating and forward-thinking with exciting plans to grow
    • We genuinely care about our employees and foster a strong collaborative and friendly working environment
    • Flat hierarchy structure with the flexibility to get involved in different projects
    • Autonomous working environment
    • Fun monthly socials! (Crystal Maze, Wine Tasting, Axe Throwing, Indoor Mini Golf to name a few…)
    • Stocked kitchen with fresh fruit, biscuits and Friday beers (or soft drinks for those who don’t wish to drink…)
    • Smart casual dress code
    • Private medical care
    • Reward & Recognition culture
    • Up to 25 days' holiday + an extra day off to celebrate your birthday! 


    Location: Plymouth Science Park, Plymouth

    Salary: £30k - £50k, dependent on experience 


    We’re knowledgeable, we’re passionate, we’re collaborative, we’re GROWING and more importantly, we’d love to hear from you!