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Database Developers - Confused.com

Business Role Type
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Confused.com
Location
Cardiff
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Confused.com is looking for Database Developers.

As a Senior Database Developer you will provide technical SQL expertise to the immediate team, department and wider organisation. We want you to deliver robust, maintainable data solutions and management information systems to the wider business. You’ll be continuously developing knowledge and skills for yourself and your team.

 

Below is a testimonial from the Head of Data Platform at Confused.com …

"I’m a database team leader here at Confused.com and have been with the company for just over six years. During that time I have progressed from a Junior Database Developer (fresh out of university) to manage of a very enthusiastic and talented team of developers, who are responsible for the correct  running of the data tier function and ensuring it’s available to support the business.


Confused.com has a collaborative, fast-paced and learning-rich environment, with very talented people. No day is the same, we're constantly building on and improving the products we offer and we’re not afraid to act on new ideas, challenge existing ones and enter into new territories all together. This has resulted in a very unique and proactive working environment, which isn’t easy to come across. There is a wonderful culture here with a very a strong sense of comradery, where people go out of their way to make things happen as they truly want the company to succeed.

There’s so much on offer from social activities and away days, to training and development opportunities. The company also offers a wide range of benefits, including local discounts, gym membership, a share scheme, competitive pensions and much more. We were the first and remain one of the leading insurance aggregators with a strong brand and great company values, and we’re not short of innovation and growth which is why we need you​."

 

Your tasks will include:

  • Act as deputy to team lead and tech lead.
  • Provide technical support and expertise.
  • End-to-end project life cycle experience.
  • Use and promote best practice.
  • Mentor other members of the database team.
  • Agreed out-of-hours support when required.
  • Maintain quality via pair programming, code reviews, best practice, standards etc.
  • Deliver projects on time, on budget, and of a high quality in order to achieve business goals.
  • Liaise with architects, tech leads and other seniors to drive technical excellence and innovation.
  • Integrate and build positive working relationships within and outside of your immediate team.
  • Identify training needs for you and the wider team.
  • Keep up to date with emerging technologies and recognise the potential value they bring to Confused.com.

 

Skills you should bring to the job:

  • Strong, clear and proactive communicator.
  • Self-driven, motivated and reliable team player.
  • It’s a dynamic environment, so you should be flexible and adaptable.
  • Positive attitude, with ability to drive change through persuasion and consensus.
  • Demonstrate empathy and respect for people, systems and processes.
  • Can positively challenge inefficiencies and waste.
  • Promote diligence, attention to detail and evidence-based decision making.
  • Able to critically assess your own work from the perspective of others.
  • Convey technical information to non-technical people.

 

Technologies you should be familiar with:

  • Proficient in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and above.
  • Ability to create and optimise stored procedures.
  • Develop and support SSIS solutions.
  • Develop and support SSAS solutions.
  • Knowledge of database design.
  • Knowledge of supporting SQL availability groups.
  • Performance tuning.
  • Knowledge of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.
  • Expert knowledge of the data flows around the business.
  • Understanding of how to administer user access and server security.
  • Knowledge and understanding of cloud technologies.

 

Your level of education:

  • BSc in computer science or related discipline.
  • Qualified in the usage of SQL Server.

 

Interested?

Fill in the application form with your CV and we will be in touch, If you have any questions, please email recruitment@confused.com