Database Architect

Scunthorpe and Doncaster
£27,753 - £36,189 pa (Grade 5)
15 Feb 2024
28 Feb 2024
Full Time

The vacancy

Are you a seasoned Database Architect with a passion for designing robust and scalable database solutions? DN Colleges Group is seeking a talented Database Architect to join our dynamic team. As a Database Architect, you will play a key role in shaping the architecture and performance of our data management systems, ensuring seamless integration with our applications and meeting the evolving needs of our organisation.

You will provide specialist knowledge and expertise for all business-critical business systems and information systems, leading and managing processes in support of the DN Colleges IT and digital infrastructure architecture and strategy.


  1. Design and implement efficient and scalable database solutions based on business requirements.
  2. Develop and maintain data models, ensuring data integrity and normalization.
  3. Select and implement appropriate database management systems, optimizing performance and ensuring reliability.
  4. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand application requirements and align database design with overall system architecture.
  5. Implement robust security measures to safeguard sensitive data and define access control mechanisms.
  6. Monitor and optimize database performance through indexing, query optimization, and other tuning techniques.
  7. Plan and execute data migration and integration projects between different systems.
  8. Implement and document backup and recovery strategies to minimize data loss and downtime.
  9. Stay informed about emerging technologies and trends in the database field, assessing their relevance to our organization.
  10. Troubleshoot and resolve database-related issues promptly.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. You will have a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  2. Proven experience as a Database Architect or similar role.
  3. Strong proficiency in database design, data modeling, and database management systems (e.g., MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server).
  4. Experience with NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB) is a plus.
  5. Solid understanding of security best practices and access control mechanisms.
  6. Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  7. Effective communication and collaboration skills.
  8. Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

It is great to work for the DN Colleges Group, we offer an attractive salary plus many other benefits including DNCG Benefits (access to retail and leisure discounts), cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site nursery, health & fitness suite, generous annual leave, development opportunities and pension provisions.

The DN Colleges Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers must therefore be willing to apply for DBS clearance at an Enhanced level.

We are recognised as a Disability Confident employer, Mindful Employer and also positively encourage applications from all ethnic backgrounds.

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About us

At DN Colleges Group, we are working towards a common goal: to transform our communities through learning. This vision reflects our belief in our students and in our ability to transform their lives so positively. Our students are at the heart of everything we do.

Our educational hub spans Scunthorpe to Doncaster and beyond. We combine distinct, high quality teaching and learning with local, regional and global reach. We connect our students and staff with partners and employers across the east/west corridor from Sheffield City Region to the Humber and Lincolnshire, across the UK and internationally.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.