Senior DBA

Stockport, UK
16 Aug 2019
10 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a talented Senior DBA who eats, sleeps and breaths databases! Do you enjoy working within a fast-paced challenging environment, with opportunities to grow? Do you want to work for a company awarded Top Employers UK 2019? If so, please read on...

As a Senior DBA in our growing Data Services team, you will have the opportunity to get involved in up and coming projects including delivery against PostgreSQL. Monitoring and supporting both test and live service environments, you will provide development, implementation and operational support of all CDL's database services.

As a Senior DBA you will have a solid grounding with SQL Server and Postgres both on-prem and in the cloud. Automation is a key part of the role and you will automate processes using several technologies such as Terraform. Initially the role will be providing production and development support for SQL Server Databases with the role quickly broadening to encompass PostgreSQL.

We are looking for a highly skilled all-rounder who is as confident advising the development teams on maximising investment in database technologies as they are auditing, archiving, backing up, recovering, reviewing performance and troubleshooting issues

What we're looking for in our Senior DBA:

- Proven experience as a Senior DBA - SQL Server and Postgres

- Good knowledge of AWS


- Out of office experience

- Demonstrable experience of automating repetitive tasks - preferably using Shell Script / PowerShell, SQL, T-SQL and PL/pgSQL

- Proven experience of high availability architecture and tooling

- Demonstrable experience of working within an Agile environment

- Proven ability to adapt to the fast pace of changing technology solutions


- RDBMS accreditation

What we'll offer you:

- Top Employer 2019 for the third year running

- Flexible hours - core hours 10am to 4pm

- On-site free parking

- Open plan modern offices

- Shuttle bus to and from the station

- Excellent training and development platform

- Lunch and Learns

- Opportunities for career progression

- Subsidised restaurant

- 25 days holiday to start - rising

- Dress down policy

- Tax-free child-care vouchers

- Life and health assurance

- Pension scheme

- Community projects - CDL100 - 100 days throughout the year dedicated to community projects

- Games room and chill out zone

- Social activities, including summer BBQ and Christmas Parties. We have a team dedicated to running internal social activities such as comedy nights, canoeing, break out rooms and much more....

- Car valeting, Barber, Yoga classes, Boot camp and Massage services all on site

- Cycle to work scheme

- Shower and dry rooms and hairdryers on-site

About CDL:

CDL has established its position as a market leader in the highly competitive retail insurance sector by consistently creating powerful enterprise software solutions that deliver competitive and innovative advantage to our customers.

We have built a collaborative and creative culture where we employ agile techniques to deliver our pace-setting applications. We like to work in small, focused groups so you are always learning from people around you and you feel a part of the success of each project you are involved with.

If you would like to be part of driving a culture of excellence in everything we do, click 'apply' today to become our Senior DBA!

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