Developer / DBA

London, London
21 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Developer / DBA
Location: London
Job Type: Full Time

The client is an international insurance business based in the city of London.They are now recruiting an ambitious and highly skilled Developer / DBA to provide operational support to the IT Department in an efficient and professional manner and in accordance with the agreed procedures and service standards. The job holder will contribute to the overall success of the IT Department in achieving its objectives as part of overall Company Strategy. This is an excellent opportunity for career development.

Development duties for this role:

* Carry out development for small-scale system enhancements and defect resolution across the application suite; responsible for building, deploying and system testing code and configuration changes.
* Work closely with internal IT Analyst colleagues to support the troubleshooting of technical application issues, helping to identify root cause and propose technical solutions.
* Ensure that best practice source code controls are implemented and adhered to.
* Develop small-scale bespoke technical solutions as required (e.g. PowerShell scripts, SQL queries).

Database Administration tasks involve as follows:

* Maintain a reliable and efficient database estate, performing operational database configuration and maintenance; ensuring that data integrity and security standards are upheld.
* Troubleshoot database related issues in a 3rd line capacity.
* Ensure adequate database monitoring is in place (performance, capacity).
* Control database access permissions and privileges.
* Define, maintain and periodically test database backup and recovery plans.
* Maintain database documentation - operational procedures, data quality and security standards.
* Support the Analyst Developer in the maintenance and enhancement of the Enterprise Data Warehouse.
* Follow best practice change management principles, ensuring development quality meets agreed release standards for production deployment.
* Work closely with the IT Change Team to support the transition of knowledge from project teams into the BAU environment.
* Maintain a rich and concise documentation library to facilitate knowledge sharing and retention within the team. Actively contribute to/participate in the IT transformation programme to enable IT to support the agreed business goals.
* Actively contribute to/participate in the IT transformation programme to enable IT to support the agreed business goals.

Background and competencies required:

* Strong understanding of software engineering and object oriented design principles. Formal software development qualifications.
* PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery
* SQL Server / SSIS, SSRS
* SOA / ESB technologies
* Source Code Control software (e.g. TFS, Git)
* ETL, Data Warehouse, MI / BI systems
* Familiarity with full software development lifecycle
* Infrastructure skills (server administration, backup procedures, networking etc.)
* Understanding of web application security
* Windows PowerShell
* Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services

If you are interested in this position, please forward your details to us.