Interim Database Migration Engineer (re-opened)

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Interim Database Migration Engineer (re-opened)
West Brompton, London
Interim Position

MPS 0005 6E57 / 1

Posted: 29th July 2022 11:11
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  • Pay Rate:

    £388.13 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • West Brompton, London,

    SW6 1TR

What's involved with this role:

Interim Database Migration Engineer – National Database

Job Ref: MPS 0005 6E57 / 1

Clearance: DV only

Office-based role

The role involves regular travel to sites across the UK as part of the national migration. Occasional weekend working to support live migrations out of office hours (expected 1 day per month)

The Database Migration Engineer will work with database administrators and the project manager on a national data migration project. This is an essential role supporting the delivery of a key application and demands an awareness of the unique challenges of working within a secure domain.

The project is already in progress and designs, processes and scripts are in place. Pilot migrations are currently in progress. The role requires the migration engineer to assist in the implementation of migrations across a number of regions.

Key accountabilities:

  • Work with the project manager, suppliers, regional IT leads and database administrators to migrate legacy data from multiple sources to a single, national database.
  • Assist in the management of the server infrastructure and software for the staging and test environments, including Oracle and SQL Server databases.
  • Manage the export of regional extracts with regional IT units.
  • Run supplier scripts to ingest and merge data into the national solution.
  • Run data verification and transformation scripts and working with end users and suppliers to resolve any issues.
  • Assist end users with data mapping of source and target fields ahead of the data migration to enable imported data to be mapped to the relevant fields using the software tools provided.
  • Test data migration and schema transfers during migration events.
  • Support end users during testing activities.
  • Ensure that all security aspects are met for the purposes of transferring the data to the national solution.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

 Desirable qualifications:

  • SQL Certification
  • ITIL v3+ Foundation.


Essential experience:

  • Working with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Working with Oracle
  • Oracle schema exports
  • Building queries and stored procedures in SQL
  • Complex database migrations (eg Legacy Oracle to MS SQL)
  • Testing migrations and working with test resource
  • Conducting investigations to support defect root cause analysis of migration issues.


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. DV Clearance.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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