Who we are 

At iPLATO we are more than a tech company. We are revolutionising the health care industry. We are committed to delivering powerful digital solutions that improve lives and to have fun while doing it. Serving millions of patients and thousands of healthcare professionals every day we are a leader in Health Tech. Across this network our digital solutions enable data driven patient engagement, personalised online consultation powered by machine learning and patient support to people living with diabetes, hypertension and epilepsy. Our aim is to connect patients and transform healthcare.

About the role: 

As a Database Administrator you will have overall responsibility for the reliability and availability of all structured data throughout the business. This structures data will primarily be in MySQL or derivatives. Working closely with the development and QA team you will oversee all changes to the production databases. You will implement changes that will enhance the access to, and security of the data held.

Reporting to CTO, the main responsibilities will be to:

  • Ensure the availability and security of Databases across all iPLATO production environments.
  • Work with the development team to introduce managed changes into the production environment.
  • Design appropriate data architecture to enable access to and availability of all structured data.

What we are looking for:


  • 3 years + plus experience working as a DBA
  • Database Performance Tuning
  • Refactor SQL code to reduce complexity and improve performance
  • Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, Amazon CLI
  • Disaster Recovery, Log Shipping, ETL
  • Database Mirroring
  • Database Design Techniques
  • Team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Optimize, validate and adjust MySQL/MariaDB configuration
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues at all level
  • The ability to work well under pressure and prioritise conflicting demands
  • A degree in a technical discipline, Computer Science preferred
  • Good problem solving and diagnostic skills


  • Percona Toolkit experience
  • Implementation of Data Warehousing solutions
  • BI Reporting tools experience
  • NoSQL

Above all, we want someone that shares our core principles. These are:

  • We are Patient Centred
  • We can be Trusted
  • We can Deliver Quality
  • We are Passionate
  •  We aim High

What we offer

  • An annual individual training budget of up to £1000 linked to your objectives for your role
  •  25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  •  Company Share Option scheme and travel loan after probation is passed
  • An amazing team and fun social calendar

No agencies

If you are looking to make a difference and help transform the healthcare industry, please forward your CV and covering letter to  careers@iplato.com ensuring that you write in the subject field “Database Administrator.”By applying to this role you are confirming you have read and agree to our privacy notice which can be found here. If you have not heard within 2 weeks of application, please presume you have not been successful.


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