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Santander UK is a large retail and commercial bank based in the UK and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the major global bank Banco Santander. Since its entry into the UK market in November 2004, Santander UK has transformed, moving from its heritage of three former building societies to a full-service retail and commercial bank. Our purpose is to help people and businesses prosper. We aim to be the best open financial services platform by acting responsibly and earning the lasting loyalty of our people, customers, shareholders and communities. Customer loyalty remains at the core of our strategy, while we transform the bank for improved returns.


Financial services

Job Summary:

If you are looking to move your career ahead within Database Administration then Santander UK Database Administration could be the choice for you. The Database Administration Team is continually pushing the boundaries to ensure that all areas of the business are fully supported. We are a team that support, create, develop and improve and are proud to be a key area responsible for the management of data resources in Santander. We are constantly challenging traditional ways of thinking and looking for new ways to help our customers, this approach is reflected in our exceptional people.


  • If you are looking to move your career ahead within Database Administration then Santander UK Database Administration could be the choice for you.
  • You will do Database Administration & support in a complex high availability environment, including implementation, production support, performance monitoring and tuning, disaster recovery, upgrades, patching and data migration.
  • The Database Administrators liaise with Santander Technology and Santander Engineering UK colleagues as well as IT colleagues in other countries to produce and support databases to support all aspects of the bank. We strive to use new database tools and features, and automate tasks wherever possible.


  • Have experience in Database Administration.
  • Be strong in Neo4J and ideally have knowledge of at least one of these database technologies – Mongo, Mysql, Nuodb, Oracle, Postgresql, Redis, UDB, Sql Server.
  • Be passionate about all aspects of Database Administration
  • Have strong communications skills to deliver clear descriptions to both senior and to junior colleagues.
  • Be able to listen to and to question both senior and junior colleagues.
  • Be effective in a team environment and be willing to contribute to collective targets, collaborating with other IT colleagues to achieve successful delivery of projects and changes.
  • Have strong organisation and planning skills to manage multiple tasks so that promises are delivered.
  • Have a flexible and ‘can do’ attitude with a strong sense of initiative with the ability to learn fast and deal calmly with situations under pressure.
  • Support colleagues in functional areas where colleagues are not experts.
  • Be able to join the on-call rotas with on-site work in Milton Keynes and work out-of-hours.


  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform. Save money on everything from groceries, electronics, fashion, holidays and much more
  • Minimum of 26 days holiday per year in addition to public bank holidays and you can buy or sell up to 5 days holiday per year with our ‘Flexi Holidays’ scheme.
  • You’ll get 5 paid ‘Selfie Days’ per year (4 days for your personal development and 1 day to support the community)
  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as Childcare vouchers, voluntary Life assurance and Critical illness
  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as Private medical insurance for your family and Dental insurance
  • Access to onsite gyms and discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent employee recognition schemes, be recognised for demonstrating great behaviours
  • Share in Santander’s success by investing in our Sharesave and Partnership shares plans
  • Support your favourite causes through charitable giving and our community partnerships


Milton Keynes


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