Senior SQL Specialist
Royal London - AMS
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Founded in 1861, we're the UK's largest mutual life, pensions and investment company. Our award-winning customer service and our mutuality means we can give customers that little bit more, and you can trust us to be there for you when it counts.
Senior SQL Specialist
Contract Type - Permanent
Closing date - 02/02/19
At Royal London we want to attract the best talent to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted and recommend financial company in the UK.
We are the largest mutual life, pensions and Investment Company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £118.9 billion and latest ProfitShare pay out to members of £142 million. Group businesses provide around 9.0 million policies and employ 3,976 people (figures as of 05 Feb 2019).
We have an exciting permanent opportunity for a Senior SQL Server DBA Specialist to join our group technology and change team in either our Edinburgh or Wilmslow office.
The main purpose of the role will to be responsible for the administration and support of all production, test, development and training environments through oracle. The SQL Server specialist will also be responsible for contributing to the wider business area and work closely with the Infrastructure Manager to define policies and set standards to improve efficiency over the estate.
What will you be doing
Providing technical consultancy in all areas of SQL Server technology
Ownership of all aspects of Royal London's SQL Server estate, co-authoring roadmaps and providing guidance to the architectural function
Assisting and supporting the Oracle estate would be highly advantageous
Enhancing services through innovation and leading solution designs. Identifying opportunities for improvement in services
Working closely with IT project managers to agree timescales for deliverables and implementation changes
Support and mentoring the wider DBA team
What we're looking for
Technical expertise in SQL Server
Strong T-SQL skills
Experience of DBMS best practice
Proficient in Windows Operating systems
Appreciation of the development life cycle
Proficient in the support and maintenance methods and licence management
Have an understanding of other software and hardware that use database systems and how they work
Experience of designing technical solutions
Skills that will help you in the role
Knowledge of other operating systems and RDBMs would be an advantageous
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Good mentoring skills and technical leadership skills
Comfortable working to tight deadlines and working autonomously
Willingness to work out of hours and on-call when required
Comfortable working in a team and support colleagues throughout the business
Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
What we offer
We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing
Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It's what makes Royal London a great place to work.
Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
Glassdoor have ranked as among the best places to work and this year we entered the top 10
We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills - whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
We will consider flexible working arrangements for all our roles. We also welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break.