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Corporate Applications & Database Administrator

Job title Corporate Applications & Database Administrator

Department Digital, Data & Technology Group

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927 per annum plus a market supplement of £3,000

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3131

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Monday 25 July 2022

Closing date Sunday 14 August 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9635

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Do you want to work for an internationally recognised University? Do you want to work in a complex database environment and gain exposure to cutting edge technologies?

We are seeking a self-motivated, proactive and experienced individual to join our Digital, Data and Technology group. A natural problem solver with a passion for always improving you will be part of the team leading on the operational and day-to-day management of all functional areas for corporate applications and databases. You’ll be responsible for ensuring the integrity and availability of all centralised University corporate databases and associated applications that support the University’s research, teaching and professional services.

With an always learning mindset you will apply in-depth technical expertise to resolve complex problems, generate innovative ideas, drive service improvements and support/develop the relevant strategic, tactical or operational projects.

You will be involved in all phases of the development of new services, maintenance of current systems, changes and system upgrades, using requisite functional and technical expertise in a timely and cost-effective manner. You will contribute significantly to third-tier support processes, resolving problems, documenting root causes and improving service levels.

We are looking to make significant changes to our database and application environment and want you to work alongside our data and enterprise architects to understand where efficiencies can be made and leverage benefits from newer technologies (eg. Azure). You would still need to support existing technologies, so experience in Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL databases and server operating systems (such as Solaris, Red Hat, Ubuntu and Windows Server) would be an advantage.

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis. 

For further information please contact Roy Ashworth (Corporate Applications & Database Manager, rga31@bath.ac.uk)

About us:

Digital, Data and Technology are here to ensure our staff and students are able to enjoy a seamless experience for learning, teaching & research. We aim to provide a technological environment that matches the University's international, teaching and research reputation, and which contributes to the realisation of its key institutional strategies. We strive to respond intuitively to both the ever evolving needs of our users, and the wide diversity of those users through the exploration of new and emerging technologies.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process:

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