Database Architect

Saga group
Folkestone, UK
31 May 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a newopportunity at Saga Group for a Database Architect to join the team based in Folkestone. You will join us on a full time, permanentbasisand receive a highly competitive salary of up to £45,000 per annum and benefits!

When you join Saga we welcome you with open arms and we fuel your career possibilities. We support. We encourage. We champion you to reach your full potential.

About the role:

As our Database Architect, you will be responsible for defining and delivering new software systems and extending existing ones. You will mentor and coach other developers as they carry out (sprints of) build work, ensuring they are provided with clear instructions of how to approach execution of build tasks and quality assuring work.

In return, you can look forward to all of the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast paced career with an excellent benefits package including life assurance, pension, high street and online discounts, and concessions for holidays and travel.

Key responsibilities of the Database Architect:

- Demonstrable experience with analysing and solving difficult problems

- Ability to follow multiple complex projects in different business areas

- Database architecture definition and design on multiple functional and technical areas

- Hands-on high-end coding

- Defining SQL development standards and guideline definition and implementation

- Technology advisory and pair programming availability on different technologies

- Work closely with Applications Architect

- Responsibility for the delivery of a database solution

- Ensuring that the correct solution is implemented, taking into account the customer's or business requirements and the data landscape

- Ensuring that the quality of the delivery maintains high standards and requesting "rework" from developers where appropriate so that the solution delivery is always of a high standard

- Deployment of database packages to different environments (such as UAT or Production) to an agreed timescale and ensuring that the delivery meets expectations

- Be able to provide status updates to stakeholders at all levels

- Define the overall structure of the team's databases

- Monitor the database usage, performance and storage requirements enabling prediction of future needs

- Detail high-level architecture designs and recommendations to developers, and validate their development design choices

- Validate the database architecture against the requirements of the software products and corporate and technical strategies

- Participate in the accurate estimation, planning and delivery of the architecture and the products built using it

Experience and skills required to be our Database Architect:

- Excellent Microsoft SQL Server skills covering MS-SQL, SSIS, SSRS

- Excellent database performance skills including execution plans, query design, indexing and profiling

- Expert in general database design and modelling

- Clear communicator both written and spoken

- SQL Server skills covering MS-SQL, SSIS, SSRS

- Agile and Scrum experience would be an advantage

- Database performance skills; design and modelling

- Excellent time management skills - ability to self-manage personal work load to ensure task are completed to time / budget

- Has the aptitude to lead small-scale projects

- Ability to work within a formal change management process

- Highly motivated, flexible and organised, with an ability to work under pressure

If you would like to join our team as our Database Architect, or find out more information, then please click 'apply' today - we'd love to hear from you!

To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

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