£44,701 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time



Database Administrator

We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum's unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 16 million visits to our website.

Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.

We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced database administrator (DBA), preferably with good experience of Microsoft SQL-Server, MySQL and Azure or AWS knowledge. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Data Services team supporting our museums data infrastructure for commercial products and also those used for scientific research. You’ll be working with scientists as well as our teams of developers and infrastructure engineers to develop, support and improve our database estate.

The successful candidate will have a strong enthusiasm for adopting cloud technologies within both Azure and AWS and will find considerable opportunity to help shape the future direction of our data strategy across the museum. A high degree of fluency with SQL and a solid knowledge of database theory will be essential together with a strong ability to learn new technologies and apply them within our environment.

An enthusiasm for the natural world and a desire to be part of a forward thinking team that is developing and supporting an essential data foundation for the museums aspirational goals will be very beneficial.

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