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Data Engineer

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 by CV-Library

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£30k - £40k Annual
You're smart and you get things done. You think outside the box, with a passion for Data and Databases. You enjoy making a difference and relish learning and self-improvement. You are self-motivated and driven to succeed. You are a quick learner with excellent communication skills.

You are bright and sociable with a positive “can-do” attitude. If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment then this role could be suitable for you!


Working in the Nottingham or Manchester Office, You will act as a key member of a Delivery Team and the Database Practice, working directly with various stakeholders from across the business, designing stable and reliable databases, proactively monitoring the company's existing databases and participating in the design and implementation of the associated database software development.


The role holder will be responsible for:

Developing the data platform, testing, improving and maintaining new and existing databases, and working closely with developers to ensure system consistency

Collaborate with Developers, Product Owners and other Operations teams to provide technical support and identify new requirements

Designing stable, reliable and effective databases

Designing and developing database related products and solutions for the engineering team and working closely with the associated development teams

Contribute to engineering roadmaps including key items such as upgrades, technical refreshes and new versions

Schema design and database modelling

Supporting the Operations DBAs in the operational functionality, availability, efficiency, backup / recovery and the security of the company's MS SQL server databases

Troubleshooting potentially ineffective queries and optimising them

Managing solutions across distributed data centres and data platforms

Maintaining all relevant documentation and knowledge bases

Mentoring and training other members of the Engineering teams to share knowledge and provide training sessions where necessary

Escalating application problems and following up to resolution

Research and suggest new database products, services and protocols

Working in a 24x7 high availability environment

Providing on call support including out-of-hours incident support


Our systems are primarily deployed across Microsoft SQL Server, but we are using and evaluating numerous other technologies too.

We are interested in candidates who can demonstrate some of the following skills & experience:


Microsoft SQL Server versions, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008

Ability to produce production-quality T-SQL code complete with internal documentation

In-depth understanding of data management (e.g. permissions, recovery, security and monitoring)

Knowledge of software development and user interface web applications

Experience/Knowledge of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban

Ability to quickly understand new schemas

Ability to reverse Engineer legacy SQL and devise improvement plans

Experience of working with development teams and product owners to understand their requirements

Performance tuning

Using execution plans and stats to determine performance

Working with large database tables


Always On Availability Groups

A good understanding and working knowledge of Public and Private Cloud offerings (AWS, Azure, Google etc.) and the interaction with on Premise environments

Developing end to end ETL solutions using SSIS, Stored Procedures and other ETL techniques

Microsoft BI Stack (SSIS / SSRS)

NoSql solutions (Document/Key Value stores)

Should you be an experienced Database Engineer and looking to make a move to a company that offers you development, a relaxed working environment with fantastic benefits and the chance to work with some very smart, passionate individuals - this is the role for you. Apply today

Reference: 210290318

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