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Database Developers - Confused.com

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
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Confused.com
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
13/05/2019

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Confused.com has an exciting opportunity based in the centre of Cardiff for a talented SQL developer to join their data team.

This role utilises the latest cutting-edge technologies in Azure as well as traditional SQL, SSIS and data modelling. You’ll be part of a small, friendly team with a varied workload liaising with stakeholders from all areas of the business as well as the wider development and testing teams.  You’ll help to provide innovative solutions, identify opportunities for efficiency and implement change through automation and continuous delivery.

This role offers excellent career progression and all necessary training will be provided.

There are also numerous opportunities for continual learning and development through our buy-a-book scheme, on the job training, MSFT stack meetups in Confused.com’s office and subscriptions to MSDN and PluralSight.  On top of that, having a close relationship with Microsoft gives us direct access to Microsoft’s industry experts.

 

Your tasks will include:

  • Database queries, providing technical support and expertise
  • Requirements capture and analysis from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Dimensional Modelling and database design
  • Test-driven development (using the software development life-cycle)
  • ETL development using Stored Procedures, SSIS and Azure Data Factories.
  • Utilising Team Foundation Services, continuous delivery through build and release pipelines.
  • Maintaining quality via pair programming, code reviews, best practice, standards etc.
  • Liaising with architects, tech leads and other seniors to drive technical excellence and innovation.
  • Integrating and building positive working relationships within and outside of your immediate team.
  • Keeping up to date with emerging technologies and recognise the potential value they bring to Confused.com.

 

Required personal skills:

  • Logical mind-set and ability to break problems down.
  • Enthusiasm to embrace new technologies.
  • Strong, clear and proactive communication.
  • Self-driven, motivated and reliable.
  • Flexibility and adaptability as we work in a dynamic environment
  • Positive attitude, with an ability to drive change through persuasion and consensus.
  • Diligent with a strong attention to detail
  • Evidence-based decision-making.
  • Ability to convey technical information to non-technical people.

 

Preferred technical skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and above.
  • Ability to create and optimise stored procedures.
  • Develop and support SSIS solutions.
  • Knowledge of database design.
  • Knowledge of Dimensional Modelling. 
  • Knowledge of supporting SQL availability groups.
  • Performance tuning.
  • Knowledge of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server/VSTS.
  • Understanding of how to administer user access and server security.
  • Knowledge and understanding of cloud technologies.

 

Desired education level:

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

 

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’ve progressed from a Junior Database Developer (fresh out of university) to manage a very enthusiastic and talented team of developers, who are responsible for the correct running of the data tier function and ensuring that 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 unique and proactive working environment, which is not easy to come across. There’s 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”

 

Next steps:

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