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SQL Developer

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Recruiter: Activist Insight
Listed on: 27th January
Location: Dartford, Kent
Salary/Rate: £30,000 - £35,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP


We are looking for a SQL Developer to join our team of in-house developers to lead the development of the database side of our technology stack. Working on Microsoft SQL 2019 you would be developing and tuning SQL for our website. Additionally, you would take responsibility for the day to day running of the database and be influential in changes to the database structure and processes. While there are some DBA duties, these comprise of approximately 1/4 of the duties - with the rest taken up with SQL development, testing/reviewing work and liaising with customers and trialists about our data feeds. This could be a step up for an aspiring developer, or for a more experienced developer who has DBA skills already looking for a new challenge. Our ICT team are primarily based in our Dartford, Kent office but working from our Heathfield, East Sussex is an option. The successful candidate would be initially working from home and training will be remote.

It is a busy environment where requirements change daily, and we would be looking for someone who is excited by the fast pace. Problem solving is a key attribute along with the confidence to ask questions when required but also able to take the initiative on projects. Attention to detail is key, and we would be looking for someone with a keen eye to ensure the data collected by our analysts is represented correctly on the website. Communication is also important in the role, where you will be expected to work with some of our top clients to ensure that they are setup quickly and guided through basic onboarding procedures.

On top of your salary, we offer our staff health insurance, pension contributions and social activities throughout the year (once things settle down!).

Please submit a covering letter with your CV, explaining why you think you would be the ideal candidate for the role. Our recruitment process starts with a technical test based on SQL with candidates being invited to interview via Teams should they be successful.


  • SQL Developer with Database Administrator
  • To be responsible for the consistent and smooth running of the database.
  • To develop Business Logic and SQL code as required to support the front-end developers.
  • Ensuring best practice across all contractors is being followed in liaison with the ICT Development Manager.
  • Ensure code is developed to the required standard, including testing and reviews of code coming back from outside contractors
  • Liaise with Front End Developer to ensure all code being moved to staging follows the correct logic.
  • Instruct, inform, and teach members of the team, internally and externally, as required what data from the database may be related to which project. This could be in person, via documentation created or via a weblink.
  • To ensure the most efficient query processes are being followed, in liaison with the ICT Development manager.
  • To ensure that the database is administered correctly, including (but not limited to) index creation and maintenance, user maintenance/permission, table design and implementation.
  • To ensure that SQL logic and database documentation is kept up to date and to follow up any issues with the ICT Development Manager.
  • Resolve logic bugs/changes as required and ensuring that these are corrected for any other potential issues.
  • Be the technical link for feed clients and trialists. Giving advice internally to the sales team and externally to clients/trialists, ensuring that questions are answered promptly.
  • To continue professional development to ensure you and the business keep pace with technology
  • VB/C# knowledge would be nice but not required.
  • Ideally 2 years+ of SQL use but will consider less for exceptional candidates.
  • Some knowledge of GIT and database source control would be useful but not required.

About Us

Financial news and data providers Activist Insight and Proxy Insight announced in October 2020 that they had merged to form Insightia, a leader in the field of public company information. Activist Insight was formed in 2012 and offers an extensive range of products including Activist Insight Online, Activist Insight Governance, Activist Insight Vulnerability, Activist Insight Shorts, Activist Insight Monthly magazine, and The Activist Insight Podcast. Proxy Insight has quickly become the world's leading source of information on global shareholder voting, covering such hot topics as director and auditor elections, "say on pay" resolutions and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) proposals.

For additional information please view our website.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year

Contact Name: Activist Insight
Reference: TJ/9655/d8ew
Job ID: 2891888

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