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Digital Database Specialist

Job Description

Job Title: Database and Application Support Specialist
Location: Reading
Pay Rate: Up to £60 per hour (Umbrella)
Contact Details: Lewis Ashcroft - Phone: 01772 208962

Are you an experienced Database and Application Support Specialist looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to a dynamic team? We are currently seeking a highly skilled individual to join our team as a Database and Application Support Specialist.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide expert support for Oracle/SQL Server databases, applications, and tools.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Engineer Management Arrangements for additional accountabilities as defined by the Company Design Authorities and Technical Authorities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure service delivery complies with Service Level Agreements, monitoring and optimizing supported services.
  • Investigate and resolve problems related to supported services promptly.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and customers to optimize database performance through regular exercises.
  • Develop and maintain database/application configurations and standards.
  • Create and support database interfaces, managing and controlling data based on its classification.
  • Implement database security in accordance with company policy and industry best practices.
  • Review and apply database product patches in line with vendor recommendations.
  • Build, clone, and patch support environments, maintaining scripts for efficient fault diagnosis.
  • Install, upgrade, and maintain the database server, applications, and tools.
  • Monitor storage and growth trends, initiating capacity management plans.
  • Manage backup mechanisms and regularly test database recovery plans.
  • Control and manage database changes or enhancements in line with Change Control policies.
  • Implement code releases and configuration changes throughout the system life cycle.
  • Create and maintain system/process documentation.
  • Assist Developers, Functional Consultants, and users with technical issues.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant statutory or external regulations, standards, and codes of good practice.
  • Provide support to project delivery managers for system upgrades, development, and implementation.


  • British National with a residence history in the UK for the past five years (for SC clearance) and ten years for DV clearance.
  • Dual nationality may be considered for certain roles.

If you are a motivated and skilled Database and Application Support Specialist, ready to take on new challenges, please contact Lewis Ashcroft at 01772 208962 to discuss this exciting opportunity further.