Senior Database Administrator


Senior Database Administrator

  • London, United Kingdom


Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specialises in the delivery of unique, personalised customer experiences across platforms and devices. We call it 'people-based' marketing, and with over 25 years' experience, we are proud to be recognised as a global leader.

Merkle's heritage in data, technology and analytics is the foundation for our understanding of consumer insights that creates our people-based marketing strategies. Combined with our expertise in performance creative and media, we can then offer our clients content-driven, contextual customer experiences that improve business growth.

In 2016, the agency joined dentsu, one of the world's biggest media companies to form the Customer Experience Management (CXM) Line of Business.

Job Description

What you will do

We now have an exciting opportunity to join our team working as a Senior Database Administrator reporting into the Platform and Cloud Lead. You will be given exposure to some of the latest technologies available in database solutions. You will also be given time to train on these technologies and pass multiple certifications to develop their career. This is an ideal role for someone intrigued by the world of data and technology.

This team is working across several platforms with multiple clients to support and administer the delivery of our client's solutions. You will administer and maintain SQL Server, Big Data and Cloud Environments from a data-centric point of view.
• Oversee and preserve the database estate, which involves monitoring performance and ensuring security
• Develop strategies for database backup and recovery to safeguard data and facilitate disaster recovery
• Resolve database-related issues, collaborating with developers to address database problems
• Conduct database tuning and optimization to meet required performance levels
• Administer database security, including the creation and management of user accounts, assignment of roles and privileges, and monitoring access logs
• Collaborate with other IT personnel to align database environments with organisational goals
• Develop comprehensive database documentation and maintaining them such as data dictionaries, data flow diagrams, and system diagrams
• Remain informed about latest database technologies and industry trends
• Other responsibilities include providing support in administering other technologies supported by the wider team including cloud environments, Hadoop, and Informatica


What we are looking for in you
• 5 years + of expertise as a Database Administrator (DBA) or in a comparable role
• Performance Tuning SQL Server
• Advanced T-SQL
• PowerShell
• Database tuning and optimization
• Familiarity with cloud-based database technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure
• Collaborative team player

Additional Information

A few of the benefits
• You'll have a great compensation package, private health & dental insurance, corporate discounts and career development through dentsu University, and free access to LinkedIn learning
• 29+ days of annual leave (25 days of regular holidays, Birthdays off and 3 additional wellness days) We also offer the opportunity to volunteer for up to 2 days per year and tend to close down the agency between Christmas and New Years
• You'll have a hybrid working schedule, with flexible start/end hours

At the point of application, you should have the legal right to work in the UK as we are unable to sponsor visas as this time.

Merkle does not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Experience stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience.

As part of our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and as an Equal Opportunities employer, if you require reasonable adjustments during the selection process please engage directly with your Recruiter.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree


Category : Database Administrator
Posted : December 5, 2023
Salary : N/A
Experience : 25 Months

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